Into Development…

We are fundraising for a new show! Back us on Eventbrite…!

After 8 months of  intense research and logistics Infusion is taking on the issue of human trafficking.

We’re in development of a hard-hitting, soulful look into the modern day problem of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, to bring humanity and dignity to the trafficked persons on the street and on the other side of the webcam. The production is set to be a bone-jarring, high-energy, 30 minute physical journey through highs and lows of modern life in the digital age, staring down internet porn, human trafficking, and seduction of the human conscience. Through dance, mime, and original music Infusion crafts a 3D experience for all viewers of what happens when capitalism and desire meets poverty and desperation.

But can our attitudes change?

These are some stats. Help us change them!

•Worldwide more than 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked over borders (or moved within their own country) every year
•77% of trafficked victims are women
•87% of trafficked victims are sexually exploited
•Human trafficking is a worldwide criminal activity with annual profits estimated to be $36 billion
•London police estimate that 70 percent of the 88,000 women involved in prostitution in England and Wales are under the control of traffickers

Springs Summer School and Show 2017

Springs Dance Company’s annual Summer school is a place for people to stretch their wings and dance, with instruction in contemporary technique and movement creation that result in a performance work at the end!

Following on the heels of the world premier of the student’s creativity, come Spring’s annual summer show! Don’t miss excerpts from Springs diverse repertoire.

Friday, August 4th, 7:30pm St. Luke’s Holloway

All details here.

Project Dance Paris 2017

Dan Cossette of Infusion dances in the Place de la Republique, Paris, 2016. Project Dance Paris. photo: Marie Charlotte

July 21-23, Infusion returns to the Capitol of Love with the Project Dance Foundation to bring hope and inspiration through offerings of dance and physical theatre. With special performances Friday; outdoor, all-day, free dance show in the Place de la Republique, Saturday; and master class offerings on Sunday for registrants, Project Dance Paris promises to be a weekend of artistic excellence and generosity.

This year’s free, open-air performance will be in the Place de la Republique Saturday July 22nd.

The previous year’s event came on the heels of the multiple terror attacks in France, and dancers were able to share, both from the stage, and personally with members of the public–representing many faiths and backgrounds–about hope, healing, and freedom through Jesus Christ.  One Parisian noted, “In this place, normally all you hear is people protesting. Today, everyone is so joyful–it’s a powerful statement!”

For more information, or to get involved visit Project Dance Paris.

Bread of Life

Infusion is part of Springs Dance Company’s Bread of Life tour! We’re going quite a few places, so be sure to check out our upcoming events tab for the whole tour schedule. Meanwhile, we’re pleased to be hosted by City Church, Cambridge who kindly wrote this:

“After delighting us last year with their performance of “Inside Out”, Springs Dance Company are coming back to City Church Cambridge with another of their shows. This time they will be bringing us “Bread of Life” – an uplifting and thoughtful response to the invitation ‘Come and eat’. This is a powerful dance performance that explores a message at the heart of the Christian tradition of the Communion/Eucharist in a thought-provoking and innovative way. It is a visual and timeless expression of Jesus’ continual presence and his desire to be with us; a mesmerising reminder that the invitation came from Him, and offers an expression of a community with Him and with each other.

Come, bring your friends, and watch Dan Cossette and colleagues as they provide food for thought through the medium of contempory dance just in time for Easter.”

Saturday 8th April
7pm-9pm with performance starting at 7.30pm and lasting about an hour.
Tickets £5 (Under 16s free) available on the door.
Refreshments provided

City Church Cambridge, 12-18 Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8LD

September Guest Teachers

Our ongoing Open Dance Classes for Cambridge have some exciting teachers coming in this month! Times and details here.

Guest Line-up:

Ekida Laurie—Contemporary, Sept 12th, and 19th

Jane Eve—Jazz, Sept 26th

 

Ekida Laurie—Contemporary Ekida gradpad

Ekida Laurie graduated from Kyung Hee University dance program in Korea, and went to the Netherlands to dance with the NDT 1 Company. She has also performed and presented her choreographic work on various other stages across the world, including Korea, Japan, Belgium, England, Canada and the USA. She has taught modern dance at the Canadian School of Ballet, and delivered Company classes for the ZUZI Dance Company in Arizona. Then, when she moved to Lincoln, she was appointed guest artist at University of Nebraska where she stayed for three years and had a chance to work with Jennifer Nugent, Jenna Riegel from Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (NYC), Kendra Portier from David Dorfman Dance Company (NYC), and Kayvan Pourazar from independent horeographer (NYC). She also used to perform as a member of Slo Dance in Lincoln directed by Susan Levin Ourada. In 2015 Ekida started her own company based in Cambridge, U.K. called Collective Arts Movement cic. The company collaborates with many local artists and scientists.

 

Jane eve Kings CollegeJane Eve—Jazz

Trained at Bush Davies School and Andrew Hardie’s Dance College, London. Professional dancer in The Love Machine and Arlene Phillip’s Hot Gossip, Kenny Everett TV show. Dancer in Can’t Stop the Music with The Village People MGM studios L.A. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life Assistant choreographer to Arlene Phillips Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. Dance tutor at King’s College school Cambridge. Currently exploring dance on film. AISTD Modern dance teacher qualification BA Dance Studies Degree Middlesex university 2012.

 

Paris Bound

Neck deep in rehearsals, the Infusion team is preparing for Project Dance Paris, July 23rd!

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Infusion Physical Theatre will be joining artists from around the globe to dance for hope, healing, and inspiration in the Place de la Republique. This free-to-the-public charity dance festival will run all day, alongside the demonstrations of solidarity in the famous square.

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Place de la Republique

The Project Dance Foundation was founded by Radio City Rockette Cheryl Cutlip to bring dance to the people on the streets of NYC after the tragic evens of September 11th, 2001. Professionals, students and young people offered their art free of charge for an all-day, outdoor dance performance in the legendary Times Square. Since that year, Project Dance has expanded to have events in major cities around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Manila, LA, Houston, Atlanta and many others.

More info on Project Dance Paris

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Classes in Cambridge

Pilates and Dance Class with Infusion, Monday Nights:

Core Fitness
6-7pm
Trumpington Village Hall, Main Hall, CB2 9HZ
Drop in price £8/class. £6/class with class-card
Modern and Contemporary Dancersz-apprentice
7:15 – 8:45pm,
Trumpington Village Hall, Main Hall, CB2 9HZ
Drop in price £8/class. £5/class with monthly class-card

FREE Open Contemporary Dance Workshop with Elevate Dance Company

All abilities and ages – ALL WELCOME
Friday 10th June 7.30 – 9.30pm @ City Church, 12-14 Cheddars Lane CB5 8LD

ELEVATE Dance Company (apprentice to Springs Dance Company, in our network) are coming to Cambridge and leading this one off workshop as part of City Church’s creative arts initiative inspiring CREATIVELife@City. Following the workshop will be a chance to ask questions of the Elevate dancers and hear how creativity and faith connect for them.
Wear trainers and comfortable clothing and come ready to be inspired!

Info: City Church office — 01223 578304