Infusion is pleased to announce Ad Deum Dance Company, professional modern/contemporary dance group from Houston, Texas, are returning to Cambridge once again as featured guest artists of The C.S. Lewis OXBRIDGE gathering. While in the city they are offering a special outreach performance open to the general public.
This event, featuring Infusion as guest artists, will be held at City Church Cambridge and will include a discussion on the integration of art and faith with members of Ad Deum and Artistic Director Randall Flinn.
Ad Deum has toured throughout the world engaging people and cultures artistically with a relevant and redemptive approach to dance artistry. They believe that artistry can be a vital force in cultural caregiving, human compassion and comfort, reconciliation and renewal.
Date: Saturday July 29th
Location: City Church Cambridge
No Entrance Fee: donations baskets for Ad Deum Dance Company available (suggested donation £10-15/person, £20/family). Please consider helping Ad Deum with their overseas outreach tour.
And Come, See, Receive!
Joining international moving force of modern and contemporary dance Ad Deum Dance Company, Infusion offers a physical theatre elective track at this powerhouse workshop of beauty, artistry and athleticism. Daily classes in Modern and Ballet at beginner, intermediate, and advanced/professional level, and an exciting selection of electives will ensure one of the best dance and mime workshops you’ll find all summer. Price is all-inclusive… click here!
What a whirlwind!
We performed and stage managed the fantastic open air dance festival Project Dance London at the Scoop (under Tower Bridge). We programmed and called the 6 hour show, whilst warming up and performing multiple times scattered throughout the day. One lady came at about noon and stayed the entire day to watch every performance! Not bad for a day forecast to be severe thunderstorms; the weather stayed bright and comfortable all day!
Following that we shared a wonderful day doing a cultural exchange with Springs Dance Company (of London) and Ad Deum Dance Company (Houston, Texas). Each company taught some of their standing repertiore after having a class to warm up together taught by Naomi Cook (assistant director, Springs). Someone noted that Infusion’s Dan Cossette is probably the first person to dance for both companies. Being that they both share the same Christian ethos, and have long standing traditions of quality… well, we thought that was pretty neat!
We had a double bill performance with Springs and Ad Deum that week. Springs performing sections of their current show Inside Out, featuring personal stories spoken to music and danced out, and Ad Deum performing From One Heart, a seemingly never ending tour de force of grace, athleticism, beauty, and healing.
After that Ad Deum came up to Cambridge, where Infusion hosted them for a couple of master classes, and their own performance at the beautiful Homerton College. We have no pictures of the show itself, but we were upgraded to the main auditorium by a quick thinking conferences manager (thanks, Gayle!) who realized we couldn’t bring chairs into the dance studio for our scheduled studio performance! The result was a beautiful night in an even nicer space than anticipated.
Randall Flinn (artistic director, Ad Deum) invited our Dan Cossette to perform with them for the C.S. Lewis Foundation’s Oxford/Cambridge conference at the ADC Theatre. Randall suggested a reprise performance of Be Still My Soul, a pas de deux Cossette used to perform with Ad Deum’s former principal dancer Shizu Yasuda, and current company member Sarah Yarbrough. Sarah and Dan went to the rehearsal studio with only a few short hours to show time. Restaging the breathtaking duet was a great joy and honor for Dan. Thanks to Ad Deum Dance Company for sharing the stage with us: you’re such beautiful, dear, and missed friends!
Infusion is now looking ahead to booking the Peter and the Wolf Shadows tour to schools 2014/15, and is working on new rep for the coming season and performances with Creative Cabaret Cambridge. Stay tuned for coming news!
Be Still rehearsal film strip below…
Lots of things are coming up, so be sure to check out our upcoming events tab! Project Dance London, double-bill performances with Springs and Ad Deum, and master classes and performances in our Cambridge hometown!
All this following a wonderful tour on the picturesque Isle of Man, were we toured five schools in five days. We performed Peter and the Wolf Shadows, and then discussed the science of light and shadow, and did workshops with the children on shadow storytelling. There was no shortage of volunteers, and everybody got a chance to experiment with shadow making. The children loved to see their classmates on the 2.5m x 2m projection screen, and they laughed and laughed whenever we taught them how to magnify a shadow to gigantic size! Good fun!
Infusion plans to perform next at Project Dance London at the Scoop 19th July in the FREE, all-day, outdoor dance concert. The Scoop is an open air amphitheater on the south bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge (London Bridge Tube station). Starting at 11am, and going until 5pm, don’t miss a chance to see dance artists from all over the world, and from right here in England, performing for London absolutely free! The Project Dance ethos? To bless and inspire the city, by artists using their gifts to provide hope, healing, and inspiration at no cost to the passersby. You’ll see infusion there, as well as a number of our friends, including E33 Dance Company, Springs Dance Company, and special guests Ad Deum Dance Company all the way from Houston, Texas.