A community dance project uniting all ages through dance
In partnership with the International Agatha Christie Festival Dance in Devon host a family friendly tea-dance style event with live music and dancing as part of the bi-annual festival in Torbay.
Debuting in 2017 ‘Come, Dance With Me’ is back for 2019.
Come, Dance With Me 2019… a family-friendly community dance and music event building on the success of Come, Dance With Me 2017. Set at the spectacular Torre Abbey Museum, this year at the event we will be joined by experimental dance company Impermanence Dance Theatre.
Impermanence Dance Theatre will work with a diverse community cast aged from 13-93 over 2 weekends leading up to the event and create a number of performance interventions to share at Come, Dance with Me 2019.
To celebrate the International Agatha Christie Festival 2017 Dance in Devon was commissioned to make a contemporary performance, inviting young and old to come together in Torbay to create a new dance piece for the festival. With choreographer Richard Chappell, the new company known as The Agatha’s, each with a story to share, created a new performance. The dancers from Torbay, aged between 12 – 94 years old were inspired by Agatha Christie’s book ‘Come, tell me how you live now’, and Agatha’s strong love of dance and music.
The Agatha’s shared their moving performance as part of Dance in Devon’s Tea Dance at Torre Abbey on the 17th September 2017 at Spanish Barn to close the bi annual festival. The tea dance saw big band The Drat Pack set the scene for traditional social dances and Sue Smith led young and old through different dance styles.
17 dancers participated in the project and we saw 120 people attend the tea Dance.
The Agatha’s reunited to share their performance at Dance in Time in November 2017.
Artists: Richard Chappell, Tamsin Bone, Sue Smith, Rosie Perdikeas, Anne George, Cally Warman, The Drat Pack
Supported by The International Agatha Christie Festival, Torre Abbey and South Devon College.
Photographs by Sally Wawman / My Little Eye Photography 2017