Counter Trafficking Show

Just Sex: a Counter Trafficking Show

A bold fusion of contemporary dance and physical theatre, Infusion takes a tour-de-force look at the backwards puzzle pieces of the life of a prostituted woman. Based on survivor stories and documentation, Infusion tackles human trafficking for sexual exploitation, and finds a surprise culprit. Hard-edged, fast-paced and soulful, this wordless epic exposes the powers and players of one of the world’s fastest growing criminal trades: sex.

Developed in partnership with Cambridge Centre of Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT)

Ages 15+ due to mature subject matter

Thursday 4th July, 2019

7:45pm

St Andrew Street Baptist Church
43 St Andrew’s Street
Cambridge CB2 3AR

Suggested donation £12 per ticket, thru Eventbrite

Event open to public, a special evening part of CCARHT’s annual Summer Symposium.

(Donations will go towards Infusion’s artists and touring fees, so we can take the show around the UK and Europe, including a dance festival in Paris this July! Project Dance Paris)

 

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Counter Trafficking July

Just Sex: a Counter Trafficking Show

A bold fusion of contemporary dance and physical theatre, Infusion takes a tour-de-force look at the backwards puzzle pieces of the life of a prostituted woman. Based on survivor stories and documentation, Infusion tackles human trafficking for sexual exploitation, and finds a surprise culprit. Hard-edged, fast-paced and soulful, this wordless epic exposes the powers and players of one of the world’s fastest growing criminal trades: sex.

Developed in partnership with Cambridge Centre of Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT)

Ages 15+ due to mature subject matter

Thursday 4th July, 2019

7pm

LOCATION TBA

Event open to public, a special evening part of CCARHT’s annual Summer Symposium

E33’s Somewhere in the Middle, Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Infusion was pleased to have been involved with the Wandsworth Arts Fringe, dancing for our colleague group E33 Dance Company this past weekend. Director (and long time friend!) Rachel Riveros brilliantly re-staged the contemporary ballet/capoiera fusion Somewhere in the Middle, complete with live musicians and international dance artists. Our own Daniel Cossette reprised his original roll (from 2014) in the lively and beautifully-designed work once more, as well as featuring in a number of smaller works.

Infusion’s Melanie Cossette presented “The Sound of Silence,” a dance by American choreographer Randall Flinn (Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston, TX) in the subsequent Creative Soul Spa. Here workshops participants engaged in a multi-sensory “arts spa.” Pop-up style dance performances fell between fine arts and dance workshops, with gaps to hang out in a chill out room,  and receive hand massage–refreshment for soul, body, and mind. One audience member said, “Thank you. Your dance reminded me I’m not alone the silences.”

Rachel Riveros and Daniel Cossette, dancing Benedictus

A sneaky glimpse into pre-show rehearsals, Somewhere in the Middle

Sprung! 2019 20th Anniversary

Infusion is pleased to have Dan’s Cossette’s new work-in-progress Brickies being presented as part of the Queen’s College Contemporary Dance Society’s annual showcase, Sprung! Look for two excerpts from this new work about brick layers and skilled laborers. Enjoy an eclectic collaboration of artists as they come together for an evening of dance films, class demos, street dance, spoken word, and especially… contemporary dance performances!

Brickies I: Vision, Trumpington Village Hall, Feb 1, 2019. photo: Duncan Grisby

In its 20th year, Sprung promises to be a celebration of the many wonderful and diverse years of artistic richness presented through the platform. Come join the celebration and be inspired, including works by Queen’s College dancer-in-Residence Adéle Thompson the Shipping Forecast, and the Art of the Short Story.

First Manoeuvres

Infusion is pleased to have been selected to contribute to the Cambridge Junction’s scratch night First Manoeuvres! A platform to encourage and create exposure for dance and theatre makers in the Cambridge area, the Junction’s Troop Artist Development program does just that. Infusion’s Daniel Cossette was chosen to present a new work-in-progress, a dance piece exploring the skilled labor shortage, and challenging modern conceptions of blue collar labor, specifically that of brick layers. The new piece, Brickies, is both playful and poetic, and will be shown on Feb 27th, 18:30 at the Junction, along with two other presenting artists. Look us up, and come along to support!

Brickies: Under Construction. photo Duncan Grisby

2nd Dance Café

Following on from our successful summer event, we invite you to beat the winter blues with our second Dance and Mime Café!

Enjoy a close-hand dance, mime and circus performance in a relaxed café-style atmosphere. Bring some friends, grab at table, and enjoy a triple bill of local physical artists. All at the Trumpington Village Hall, CB2 9HZ, Cambridge. Free parking available in lot and on street (Beverly Way).

This time we have the brilliant Pendragon Circus, a dance by our community class, and guest artist Rachel Riveros from E33 Dance Company, London! Hang out, discuss works with the artists, catch up with friends between sets.

Email or call us for more details: infusiontheatre@gmail.com, 07415 875142

Breaking the Mould

Infusion was pleased, once again, to be a part of Breaking the Mould, a suite of dances choreographed by Hilary Goodall. The suite is a 4-part movement response to a series of sculptures by Dame Elizabeth Frink. Initially performed last February on site in the Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge, the dance received wonderful reviews from audience members, as the dancers moved between the sculptures themselves, interpreting the pent up movement of the bronze works, and bringing them to life.

The Heong Gallery at Downing College, © My Linh Le, 2018. Dancer: Daniel Cosette

Following that we were honored to have the dancers reunite at our July dance café, in Trumpington Cambridge! The dancers performed against the dramatic background of projected light and images of the sculptures, making striking shadow versions of the statues themselves.

Choreographer Hilary Goodall makes final adjustments. The Heong Gallery at Downing College, © My Linh Le, 2018

Finally in December the group came together to bring the work to the iconic Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich UK. Performing amongst the statues once again, in perhaps the largest collection of Frink works ever assembled, the dances received glowing reviews, including the exhibit curators, who said they would never view the sculptures the same way again!

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, © Katherine Mager, 2018. Dancer: Rachel Riveros

Special thanks to Hilary Goodall for including us in this brilliant project. We look forward to where else these sculptures take us, moving through the stillness…!

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, © Katherine Mager, 2018

Dancers Rachel Riveros and Daniel Cossette. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, © Katherine Mager, 2018