I’m writing on behalf of Gary Clarke, Artistic Director of Gary Clarke Company, to ask for your help and support with our new collaboration this Autumn between choreographer Gary Clarke, photographer David Severn, and the LGBT+ community.
Gary Clarke Company is a dance theatre company based in South Yorkshire, known for creating powerful, national award-winning touring work with and amongst marginalised communities.
Following Gary’s award-winning COAL and Wasteland, the final part of the trilogy, DETENTION (to be created in 2023) will cover the personal stories and experiences of 50 members of the LGBT+ community who were affected by the controversial anti-gay legislation Section 28.
To accompany the show, we would like to create a new touring photography exhibition called 50 Portraits which will be presented in theatre foyers, gallery spaces, community centres and on-line, will be available to the general public for free and will be created to help deepen the context of the live show, raising awareness and visibility of LGBT+ lives.
Each of the 50 contributors will have their portrait taken by acclaimed photographer David Severn, who is well known for his striking and beautiful portrayal of working-class Britain. In order to raise the funding for this photoshoot we have set up a GoFundMe page and we would be grateful if you could donate and share the link via your own social media, friends and colleagues in order to help us realise our next important work with the LGBT+ community.
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Tamar Draper and Jo Ashbridge invite you to join them for the Sept – Dec term at State of the Arts in Hull’s old town. Over twelve weeks participants will work with Tamar & Jo on several short pieces of choreography in-class, with an informal end of project ‘sharing’ evening for those who wish to show what they have learned during the term. Continue reading →
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First thing to say Hull Dance Prize is never boring; whether it’s exploding water melons, blinding tech; audience participatory ballet class; a fresh choreographic language with all the feels. Weds 14th Nov saw the 5th Hull Dance Choreographic Prize taking place on the big stage at Hull Truck. Continue reading →
(Post delayed but I’m a completist so couldn’t just leave unpublished) Hull Dance Prize 2017 happened. No really it did, last Saturday inside Hull Truck, an esteemed panel deliberated until announcing the winner Grim Visions. Continue reading →
I wanted to write about taking part in Gender Moves an LGBT+ community dance project run by Yorkshire Dance, exploring issues around gender, identity, activism and dance. Gender Moves is part of Performing Gender an international enquiry into these media panic inducing, culturally charged issues, working with artists from Spain, Netherlands, Slovenia, Italy and the U.K. Continue reading →
An adult contemporary dance class with a difference, taking place every Tuesday night in Hull. People of all abilities are welcomed. Within the current group we have complete beginners, dancers trying out a new class; people who used to dance when they were younger, but haven’t danced for a while… Continue reading →