Artistic Director Alice Vale has previously been Déda Artist in Residence and was recently recognised as Derbyshire's Inspirational Woman in the Arts. Alice teaches on the BA Dance degree course, regular Thursday night Beginners Ballet classes, and Youth Performance Companies InCompany and Bounceback.

Adaire To Dance - Research and Development for Icarus (working title)

Last week the Adaire to Dance creative team were back in the studio at Déda for phase one of research and development of their new work, Icarus (working title).

The dancers (Alice Vale, Hal Smith, Louis Parker-Evans and Victoria Heathcote), worked intensely with Matt and Rob (co-creators from Illuminos) exploring the possibilities of dance and digital projections including the creation of a labyrinth, the illusions of flying and motion inspired sketches. They worked and tasked themselves to refine and evolve ideas surrounding the interplay between projection and person. 


Inspired by the myth and imagery of Icarus flying to the sun, the dancers also started work on constructing different group sections of weightlessness and playing with the illusion of height. Alice was lifted to dizzying heights as the dancers experimented with twisting and suspending her in the air. 


Further work will continue in two weeks time, when the dancers will continue to develop the work along with Illuminos. They will continue to look at and grow the maze sequences, patterns with the projections on the gauzes and the flying moment, to gather ways to amaze and captivate the audiences imaginations…


Keep up to date with their progress on the Adaire To Dance blog!



Website  Nikki and JD  Creativity  Kathak  Perfom  photo  ballroom  Cha Cha  Tender  Book Club  lor bird  Children and young people  books  Projects   management  fun  inclusive  Contemporary Dance  National Centre for Circus Arts  diversity  Fresher  Productions  NCCA  Jasmin Vardimon  Updates  Waltz  storytelling  Routine  FORMAT  jive  Regional  Participation  Ben Spiller  Hertiage Lottery Fund  AGM  Culture  SNOW  Arts Award  Wellbeing  Derby Dancing | Déda | Derby Dance | Dance | Heritage Lottery Fund | HLF | HeritageLotteryFund | Rendezvous de Dance | Victor Sylvester | Stork Club | Italian Club | Polish Club | Locarno | Locarno's | New Penny | Blue Orchid | Bell Hotel | The Clouds |   meeting  Shows  club  Path  Arts Council  Soul  Developer  relaxed performance  Derbyshire   Casson and Friends  accessibility  Studio  development  cabaret  artcore,   Déda  party  Cultural Vision  sara brighty  #dancetogetherlivebetter  Marilyn Monroe  Coordinator  Exercise  DJ  comedy  December   young people  Hydra  Wendy  Alice Vale  dyslexia  veganism, acro, nikki&jd, dance, Déda, Derby  family  Ashtanga  isolation,   Ballet  Arts  wedding  RnB  Celebrate  Highlights  Michaela Butter  Poetry  Graphic Design  hubbub  dance, placement  BSL interpreted  dance, dancers, Joss Arnott, Derby, Déda, Triple Bill   T42 Residency  words  disco  Déda,   Sky Academy  Knot  The Siddiquis   Derby,  Back pain  ArtCore  Performers  Audience  National Lottery  Circa Tsuica  Déda Board  volunteer, Deda, dance, arts, Derby, Derbyshire, marketing, 20 years  business  anxiety,   Circus  Yoga  disabled  Strictly  NCCA  refurbishment  Brochure  Planning  acting  Simon Armitage  START  City centre  john mcdonald  social media  Nightclub  PSI   performance  Dance Together Live Better  Vlogs  Music  Goals  ballet,   hula hoop  Déda Bloggers  office  student, work experience   group  Writing  2019  dance,   Dance    research  dancer  Udance  Blogs  network  Dance4  University  Icarus  50s  Summer  Jump  Outdoor Performance  interview  Blog  training  Emma  reading  artist  Print  Autumn  Stress  older people  history  Students  Jodie  Salsa  Course  Zumba  mindfulness   disability   Derby University  New Year New You   carnival  Journalism  Anima   facilities  siteline  accessible  STEAM   Leah   actor  Baby Shower  Fundraising   Déda Theatre  story  Social  Creative Living,   Midlands  Building work  flamenco express  Poet  Poetry Performance  digital  variety  Vale  regular  social dancing,   celebrating age  health,   Acro   salsa,   New Year's Resolutions   Residences   Derby Festé  Acrobatics   Foxtrot  celebration  DYDC  Northern Soul  partner  CUBE  Rock 'n' Roll  choreography  Sleep  Fifties  Night at the Theatre,  Dance Development and Learning  Aakash  Discusssion  Children and the Arts  Rolls-Royce  Tour  free  All Dance  retro  Web Developer  India Festival  An Evening with the Siddiquis   Shakespeare  Victoria Brown   Artists  drawing  art  event  Dancing  Heritage  flamenco   dance for dementia  Greek  Postural Stability Instruction   education  Clare Limb  Studying  depression,   Dancing,   mythology  Bounceback  socialise  New Art Club  Youth  Dance Development  Chellaston Academy  Charity  Features  Joli Vyann   Theatre  Holly Noble Company   BA Dance  Hen Party  Stephen Munn  class   University of Derby  hardy group  Schools  outreach   food  feedback  Lydia Atkinson   Website Development  dementia  Performances  Website Design  Career  New Website  mood,  update  marketing  vlog  Derby Arts  QUAD  STEM   Danni Chell   commercial  corporate  Degree  Clare Brooksbank  placement  Fitness  vintage  Déda Refurb  Graphic Designer  birds  visual art  apprentice  Ballroom & Latin  Danish+  September  ACE Midlands  projection  student  Southbank  Stopgap  work experience  ACE Dance and Music   funding  Juliet and Romeo  Christmas  New Dimensions  Plymouth  review  Youth dance circus  Choice  Performace  expansion  Community  U.Dance  learning  Circ Bizerk  Adaire To Dance  Dance Career  volunteer  Deda  Photography  Plus One  Meditation  New Year  Stompers  Just Imagine Working Here  Competition  BBC  East Midlands  National Youth Circus Event  Lost Dog  café  Inspiring  Udancebythesea  News  contemporary  Hercules  Relaxation  Tutor  offer  Dance Active  Workshops  Higher Education  professional  Derby  study  Derby Book Festival  Unviersity of Derby  Festivals  social isolation  Classes  Derby Theatre  Outdoor Events  Illuminos  BA Hons Journalism,   Hires  Candoco  InCompany