photos © Jon Archdeacon
Kick Up Corali Youth created the wonderful new performance, Social Signatures. Social signatures was a huge success, and was selected at Dance West Ignition Festival, Unlimited Festival and +Positive Push Festival at Brit School. It was great to perform at these events, and the performers confidence and skills continue to blossom.
Members of the group continue to develop new skills too. Paul took up the challenge of being an ‘Unlimited Festival Maker’, a week-long intensive to teach skills of producing events. He took up the challenge and successfully helped organise the festival, including a final presentation on the same day as our show. Tre and Fabian also took part in an youth platform network event at Tate Modern, where they shared their experience of devising and performing their work. They presented a powerpoint presentation to a room full of education and gallery experts.
This year five new budding young performers joined Kick Up, doubling the size of our youth company.
Kick Up Corali Youth member made a cartoon of the company as part of the annual Brixton Urban Art Fair.
Our 10 week course at Morley college ended in a performance as part of the college annual dance showcase. This year over 200 people saw the work for which the group had also designed a set. It is always a fantastic opportunity to share our ways of working within the college framework and to perform as part of such a well attended event.
Corali was invited by Westminster PHAB club to deliver a summer dance intensive as part of their annual arts week residential. It was a privilege to be part of this incredible week, and fabulous to perform at their summer platform at Westminster Cathedral.
Kick Up Corali Youth created a new performance A Round A Square that was shown at Dance West Ignition Festival and as part of our Demonstrate Publication Launch.
Our 10 week course at Morley explored the relationship between dance and drawing ending in a performance for the college’s annual showcase entitled Aperture.
Corali’s professional development class was selected to be part of the ‘Siobhan Davies Dance’. Big Dance project, Routes to the River. Routes to the River was a promenade performance culminating in Corali’s performance at the Southbank.
A journalist that the reviewed the whole event described Corali’s performance as ‘a remarkably professional performance’.
Corali’s professional development class created ‘Chroma’, as the culmination of the summer terms work. It focussed on how movement can show colour, emotion and texture. ‘Chroma’, was shown at Siobhan Davies Dance to an invited audience.
Audience comments included:
‘Fantastic, original dance. Beautiful movement and focussed performers’
‘Great performance! Loved the choice of music and colour concept’
‘Today I saw my third Corali performance and I am impressed every time.’
9 young people with learning disabilities took part in Corali’s Kick Up project, which is its annual Arts Award programme. As part of the course this year, Kick Up participants created a performance called, Quirky Moments, inspired by a trip to an exhibition at Tate Britain.
Audience comments included:
‘I absolutely loved it!! The performance was very clever and full of fun!’
‘The performers were pure magic. Thank you for the wonderful performance’
Following last years successful pilot, Corali led an inclusive dance course at Morley College in the summer term. The course culminated in a performance called, Re-frame. Re-frame was shown as part of the college’s annual dance showcase. Timothy Taylor, Head of Dance at the College wrote, ‘It was a thrill to have the opportunity to see Re-frame in action!…and (it gave) our audience – numbering little short of 200 people – a great evening of dance and music to remember! Many, congratulations!’
Corali was invited to participated in an Arts Award development conference. Corali facilitator DJ was asked to present a Pecha Kucha style presentation.This is 20 slides of 20 seconds each. It was quite hard to keep in the time limit!
Corali runs two Arts Award projects each year, one at Greenside School in Stevenage and Kick Up! run at Brixton Arts Space.
DJ’s talk was called, ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, which was about his role as a creative facilitator at Greenside School.
Corali worked with Bede to run a series of sharing practice workshops.
Bede shared their ideas about sculpture along with some chosen objects and Corali dancers supplied movement expertise to turn these ideas into dance.
The workshops culminated in a sharing event at Dilston Grove to an invited audience.
For the 2nd year running, Corali linked up with the STEP festival to deliver a project at Spa School.
As part of the project, Corali created a new video work that was presented at the Festival conference.
This video was really well received and you can watch it by clicking here Step Into You
Corali dancers and members of the Company’s professional development class presented, ‘Thinking Along the Same Lines’, at the South Bank Centre in December 2012. The performance was shown alongside Corali’s recent film and performance work, ‘One of a Kind’.
Here is a selection of audience comments:
‘Such high quality work and great to have such a good audience there to enjoy it’.
‘What a great show!’
‘Great turn-out and appreciative audience, good mix of film and live performance’
As part of Big Dance 2012, Corali worked with six different community groups to create a participatory performance, Jump, Turn, Speak! Corali worked with Rathbone Youth Club, Southwark and Lambeth College, L’arche, and Bede House. During the project Corali worked with Film-maker Samuel Dore, to create a documentary.
Kick up 2012 was Corali’s recent Arts Award project with all six participants passing their awards! The moderator said of the project, ‘A fantastic achievement from all concerned. The young people clearly enjoyed and gained much from the art experiences shared by this group. Adviser support was exemplary throughout’
The project took as its starting point a visit to the exhibition ‘Lines of Thought’, at the Parasol Unit gallery. The group visited the exhibition and created an amazing performance piece based on its ideas.