Working with infuseDANCE to create a dance based on their piece, Bodyguards - Protect and Serve, as part of an outdoor performance in Worcester city centre on Saturday 21 July.
infuseDANCE are a leading UK dance, film and photography company, and Co-Director Mark Anderson has previously worked in Worcestershire with Being Frank as part of the very successful Boys Dancing project.
This project provides the opportunity to learn more about site-based, outdoor choreography and performance.
The project culminates in a promenade performance through the city centre to Cathedral Square where all groups will perform mass movement and infuseDANCE will perform Bodyguards - Protect and Serve.
The project will be available in June and July.
Teachers will be responsible for rehearsing the work with support from Dancefest.
Since establishing itself in 2003 infuseDANCE has worked both nationally and internationally bringing people and communities together through inspiring and creative performance and education work in Contemporary and Physical Theatre techniques.
Co-Artistic Directors Mark and Esther Anderson have brought their expertise to both large and small scale projects with a belief that dance should be accessible for all, working across public performance, schools, arts centres, pupil referral units, prisons, youth centres and hospitals. In addition to this the company also works extensively with digital dance regularly creating both film screenings and photography exhibitions.
Midlands based creative arts educator, choreographer, filmmaker and photographer Mark Anderson trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance graduating with a BA Dance degree in 2000. He formed infuseDANCE in 2003 which he Co-Directs. The company delivers work throughout the UK in Contemporary and Physical Theatre techniques and Mark also regularly works as a dance filmmaker and photographer.
He works with participants from beginners to professional standard in a wide range of settings, as diverse as schools to prisons and often delivers projects aimed at groups considered difficult to engage. Outdoor works include Manitou which consisted of over 100 performers on a 19th Century farm and Director/Choreographer film credits include Beneath the Surface, Many Hands, Dark Water, Hanger and the prison films Release Date and Bricks.