Unseen Beings Community Dance Project

Unseen Beings Community Dance Project Choreographers Jo Ashbridge and Tamar Draper are looking for participants aged 16+ to take part in a vibrant, thought provoking and innovative dance-theatre project throughout August, culminating in a performance at this year’s Freedom Festival. Absolutely no dance experience is necessary. 


Unseen Beings Promo

The pair who successfully run an Adult Contemporary Class at Hull College (Read More) are currently developing a duet originally inspired by the 2017 Turner Prize exhibition, and will create this larger-scale version with community members as part of their project research and development.


Tamar & Jo at Turner Prize 2017 Launch Ferens Art Gallery Hull

The piece looks at themes of collective and individual identity, place, community and belonging, with each performer costumed in a long garment from head to toe that hides the identity whilst enabling a different level of expression.

Participants will engage in a series of fun yet challenging creating sessions where they will be central to the devising of the work through creative tasks and simple improvisations, as well as learning group choreography.

Tamar and Jo are particularly interested in engaging with those with little or no previous dance experience, however the project is open to anyone aged 16+ and experienced dancers are also welcome. It is hoped that a place can be offered to everyone but in the case that interest exceeds the number of places available, selections will be made with diversity of participants in mind.

Watch Unseen Beings Taster Video

Dates & Times 

Creating sessions and rehearsals will be held on the following dates. You do not need to be available for all of these dates, however the weekends will be the main creating days so a level of availability on these is essential.

August: Tues 7th, Thurs 9th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Tues 14th, Thurs 16th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th, Tues 21st, Thurs 23rd, Sat 25th, Sun 26th, Tues 28th, Thurs 30th (Tuesday & Thursday evenings, Saturday & Sunday afternoons)

Saturday 1st September – full day (2 Freedom Festival performances)

Find the event on Facebook Community Dance Project

Location – Holy Apostles Church Hull, 59 Walker St, Hull HU3 2HD

To express interest please email: tamarandjo@gmail.com for an expression of interest form and return by 12pm on Fri 27th July. 

Places confirmed by Sat 28th July. Please contact Jo 07736287666/Tamar 07712446145 for more information.  Follow the Tamar and Jo Project Page on Facebook

This activity is funded by Arts Council England and Hull City Arts



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