In Full Bloom Festival 2019

We were thrilled to take part in ‘In Full Bloom’ Festival 2019 with our latest work ‘Time Breaks The Threaded Dances’.

The piece was choreographed by Caroline Lamb with Rehearsal Director Janet Fieldsend.

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Gwanwyn Funding 2019

We are delighted to receive funding again for the Gwanwyn 2019 Festival.

The funding will help support the creation of a new work ‘Time Breaks The Threaded Dances’ choreographed by Caroline Lamb and assisted by Janet Fieldsend.

Initially this work will be shown at the In Full Bloom festival in Bristol in April 2019. The choreographic material created will then be used as part of a new short film to be shot in the Wenallt woods, near Caerphilly.

The Gwanwyn Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Age Cymru, the Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

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What is the Gwanwyn Festival?


Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. The festival began in 2006 and is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

See www.gwanwyn.org.uk for more information.

Who can be involved in the performance?

The classes are primarily geared to creating work for performance and are designed to appeal to the older dancer (50+). Class members have a broad range of abilities, from those working professionally in the field of community dance, to those who have never danced before.

 When are the creative classes and where are they held?

This next set of creative classes runs over 11 sessions.

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff 6.45 – 8.45

March 7,14,21,28, April 4,11,25, May 9, 16, 17, 21.

Contact Janet Fieldsend for further information – janet.fieldsend@ntlworld.com

Gwanwyn Festival Funding for May 2018

We are delighted to receive funding for the Gwanwyn 2018 Festival.

The funding will help support the creation of a new work, ‘Hiraeth’, choreographed by Caroline Lamb and assisted by Janet Fieldsend, with material contributed from the dancers.

This work will be made into a short film.

The Gwanwyn Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Age Cymru, the Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

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What is the Gwanwyn Festival?
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Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. The festival began in 2006 and is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

See www.gwanwyn.org.uk for more information.

Who can be involved in the performance?

The classes are primarily geared to creating work for performance and are designed to appeal to the older dancer (50+). Class members have a broad range of abilities, from those working professionally in the field of community dance, to those who have never danced before.

When are the creative classes and where are they held?

This next set of creative classes runs over 10 sessions. These are divided into TWO blocks of 5.

Spring 2018
DATES (1st block)

Thursday 1st March
Thursday 8th March
Thursday 15th March
Thursday 22nd March
Thursday 29th March

DATES (2nd block)

Thursday 12th April
Thursday 19th April
Thursday 26th April
Thursday 3rd May
Thursday 10th May

TIME:
6.30 – 8.30pm

PLACE:
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in the ‘Common Room Studio’

COST:
£50 for Block 1
£50 for Block 2

 

How do I book the classes?

To book the classes please contact our Rehearsal Director Janet Fieldsend: janet.fieldsend@ntlworld.com or phone on 07745 466662

In Full Bloom Festival – Bristol – January 2018

We were invited to contribute work to this day of dance for older dancers in Bristol. On January 29th six of our Striking Attitudes’ members performed in ‘When Thomas Brought the News’, a work choreographed by Caroline Lamb, assisted by Janet Fieldsend with material contributed from the dancers. The piece looked at who and where we come from and how we remember our childhood self.

Performers – Justine Coupland, Geraldine Hurl, Olivia Jones, Lynne Lewis, Shirley Stansfield, Linda Sugarman.

Gwanwyn Festival Funding for May 2017

We are thrilled to receive funding for the Gwanwyn 2017 Festival.

The funding will help support the creation of a new work, ‘This Fleeting Instant’ choreographed by Caroline Lamb and assisted by Janet Fieldsend with material contributed from the dancers.

The Gwanwyn Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Age Cymru, the Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

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What is the Gwanwyn Festival?
screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-16-56-25

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. The festival began in 2006 and is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

See www.gwanwyn.org.uk for more information.

Who can be involved in the performance?

The classes are primarily geared to creating work for performance and are designed to appeal to the older dancer (50+). Class members have a broad range of abilities, from those working professionally in the field of community dance, to those who have never danced before.

When are the creative classes and where are they held?

Spring 2017
DATES:

Wednesday 15th March
Wednesday 22nd March
Wednesday 29th March
Wednesday 5th April
Wednesday 12th April

TIME:
6.45 – 8.45pm

PLACE:
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in the ‘First Space’

COST FOR SPRING: £50

Summer 2017 
DATES:

Thursday 18th May
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 1st June
Thursday 8th June
Thursday 15th June
Friday 16th June
Saturday 17th June (AM – time tbc)
Thursday 22nd June
Friday 23rd June

TIME:
6.45 – 8.45pm

PLACE:
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in the ‘Common Room’

COST FOR SUMMER: £90

How do I book the classes?

To book the classes please contact our Rehearsal Director Janet Fieldsend: janet.fieldsend@ntlworld.com or phone on 07745 466662

New: Striking Attitudes Spring Classes and Opportunity to Perform

Our new classes will be held every Wednesday at Chapter Arts Centre from 18th February – 25th March and again from 15th April – 6th May. 6.45pm – 8.45pm. It will cost £100 for the entire term

The 10 creative community dance and movement classes will take place from February to April, culminating in a performance (optional). The classes will be led by dance professionals Caroline Lamb (Artistic Director/ Choreographer of Striking Attitudes) and Janet Fieldsend (Rehearsal Director Striking Attitudes).

The emphasis of all Striking Attitudes dance classes is always on the creative aspect of movement. “We believe in working with movement that highlights the specific qualities of the older dancer, using movement that comes naturally from the older body,” says Caroline Lamb.

Striking Attitudes community dance classes are very accessible to all dancers including those who have never danced before.

Striking Attitudes is a professional dance company working specifically with older dancers, both professional and community based. We celebrate the particular skills of the older dancer, and work to raise awareness of opportunities for older dancers and to challenge public perception of ageing.

We believe the older performer can bring something very particular to a creative work; an inner strength that comes from a wealth of life experience and equally, a fragility and vulnerability that is both honest and life affirming. The older dancer provides a positive role model and is a fine example of what is possible as we age.

For more information or to book a space on the dance classes contact Anne Keeling at 02920 712265 or email anne@annekeeling.co.uk