Creates

Choreographic programme for 15-21 year olds

Through Creates, six selected Herefordshire and Worcestershire-based choreographers will each create and develop a new piece of dance. It aims to enhance choreographic and leadership skills through working with dance professionals. It welcomes work in all dance styles.

January - apply by emailing clare@dancefest.co.uk with your idea for a new piece of dance in 100-150 words. Include information on yourself as a dancer/choreographer and your age. Send a link to video footage of previous work and/or your idea for Creates.

February-March - create your dance (it can be a solo, duet or group). Your advisor/mentor will be available to help

Wedesday 26 March - performance as part of Circuit (Herefordshire Youth Dance Performance) and feedback from dance professionals.

March-July - continue to develop your dance

July - performance as part of Big Dance Week (5-13 July) in Worcester

Deadline for applications is 31 January 2014

Contact Clare Wood clare@dancefest.co.uk for more information or if you have any queries.

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“Having your own choreography performed on stage in prestigious theatres is an amazing feeling that normally youth dancers do not experience. Creates is a brilliant project, is a lot of fun, and I would fully encourage people to have a go.”

Previous Creates participant