T42 Professional Development Residency

Posted by admin on 19 Feb 2014 in

Each year Déda runs a three day professional development residency with a renowned dance company.

The residency consists of three intensive days working with the company, taking part in technique classes and creating a curtain raiser for the company's performance.

This year we are proud to be working with internationally renowned T42 Dance Company as the first stop on their UK tour.

t42-blog.jpgHere's how Dance Artists Hannah (pictured right) and Magdalena are getting on:

(Residency images by Geraldine Curtis)

Day 1:

Dance Artist Magdalena works Front of House at Déda and has danced and taught extensively in Poland. 

'5678...and the day-long workshops started!

As for me, it was a pleasure to be part of this excellent challenge. I enjoyed it so much.

We started off with quite a few nerves not knowing each other but our experience was all positive.  

The terrific teacher – Felix -  helped us to break the ice and in a minute we all had the motivation to go that bit further and try that bit harder.

The workshops included truly inspiring choreography that wasn’t easy to learn, which was great! :)

In the end, we – dancers – should not be made of our technique, but our passion, right?'


t42-blog-2.jpgHannah is currently working as a freelance Dance Artist and is also Young Associate Programmer at Dance4:

'Day one of the residency with T42 is over, and I feel a lot shifted in me from between 10am and 4pm!

When working with new choreographer's and companies I always find it takes me some of the first day to ground myself and to slip into their way of working. I found learning the unfamiliar movements of the phrases a challenge as I constantly tried to remember what came next, I was all in my head and not enough in my body.

As the day went on it became really satisfying as moments clicked, as my body began to find it's way into the dance and to find the flow and momentum within. It is so easy as a dancer to become very familiar with specific ways of moving and working. I am eager to learn and to push myself; to challenge my habits.

I cannot believe how fast the day went, a nice mix of learning material and creatively exploring ideas. I am excited for what the next few days will bring! '

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T42 presents Tour D'Horizon at Déda on Friday 21 February at 8pm, featuring a special curtain-raiser created as part of the residency.

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