Guest teaching at Queen’s College

Up for an special dance day out? Infusion’s Dan Cossette is teaching at Queen’s College Cambridge, for the contemporary dance society. They write:

“AN EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR NEXT WEEK…

We’re delighted to announce that Dan Cossette will be leading next Friday’s class, yes singular! Please note that there will be ONLY ONE class combining both levels next Friday 16 November, just for that one week, 16.30 – 18.00 in Bowett Room. Live accompaniment by Terry Mann.

Dan Cossette is a graduate of Mimeistry International School of Arts, Pasadena, CA, specializing in French Mime. He trained in modern dance and contemporary ballet with Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston, TX, and danced as a company member from 2009-2013. Currently he dances part time with Springs Dance Company, London, and co-directs Infusion Physical Theatre, Cambridge.

 

We’re delighted that he’ll be leading our class, do come and join us for this fantastic opportunity!”

Queens’ is very proud to offer contemporary dance technique classes taught by the college Dance Artist in Residence, Adèle Thompson. Queens’ has the only Dance Artist in Residence in any Oxbridge college. All classes operate on a drop-in basis, so you can join in whenever you want, there is no subscription charge and the cost of each class is £6 employed / £4 students / £2 students at Queens’. All classes are open to anyone whether associated with Queens’, the University in general or not connected to the University at all. All classes have live musical accompaniment.
 

 

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Switzerland, summer 2018…

photo: Maret Heide

Infusion was pleased to offer physical theatre track as a part of the Ad Deum Dance Company summer intensive in Biel, Switzerland. Students of all levels from across Europe gathered to dance and mime, filling the afternoon elective track of physical theatre with 8-20 students every day. Exploring movement concepts such as transfer of weights, statues, creatures, characters the students helped develop presentations to share at the end of the week. Their works explored ideas of war, peace, famine, shipwreck, and rescue. Compelling stories told through the body.

Ad Deum and Infusion, Biel, Switzerland

 

The week finished with a double bill performance by Infusion and Ad Deum, celebrating beauty, sacrifice, joy, lament, freedom, and yearning.

Follow this Infusion teamed up with Swiss mime duo Artbeat, for an evening of antics and improve in a the beautiful city of Thun. Audience suggestions helped tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Dragon, like you’ve never seen it before!

Artbeat and Infusion

 

 

Springs Summer School

We were pleased for Infusion’s Dan Cossette to be teaching for Springs Dance Company at their annual London Summer School. This brought aspiring dancers, and first time movers, from across England and Scotland, to receive technique instruction and creative/choreographic activities. The students developed their own dance which they presented before the main company’s evening performance at the end of the week. Springs performed Bread of Life, a beautiful depiction of Christ and the community and relationship he seeks with his disciples through the entryway of the bread and the wine. Following a similar theme the students brought vibrant images of unity-through-beautiful diversity as they explored their theme, One Body, One Church. Individuals’ movement blended into ensemble designs, before a network of connected dancers became so entwined that even a slight movement from a single member of the structure sent echoes through the entire formation. Great job dancers!

Project Dance Paris, a third year…

Under the statue of the People, a.m. before the show…

 

The Project Dance Foundation has been offering free dance festivals in the open squares of major cities around the world, dancing for hope, inspiration, and healing, since they started in New York City after the terror attacks on 9/11. Infusion was pleased to participate a third time at their Paris event, in the memorable Place de la Republiqué!

 

 

 

 

People stood or sat for hours, watching. Speaking with members of the festival staff and dancers, many people made it clear that the event meant much more to them than just a bit of diversion; it was life changing!

Taking the stage for a world premier: Daniel Cossette dances to Who Says? by Joshua Micah

 

Corporeal Café Theatre

What better way to enjoy your summer weekend than a close-hand dance and mime performance in a relaxed café-style atmosphere. Bring some friends, grab a table, and enjoy a triple bill of local physical artists presenting live, with multi-media, and dance films.

Feel free to contact us for additional information.

Parking available in lot and on street (Beverly Way)

Save the Date

Saturday, July 14th

7pm

£8/6 on the door

Sit, sip, watch, chat.

     

We are launching a café-style evening of mime and dance at the Trumpington Village Hall, CB2 9HZ, Cambridge. Parking available from Beverley Way.

Come and enjoy a triple bill of dance in a casual café-style evening in the village hall, brought to you by Infusion and other local artists!  Grab some friends, grab a cuppa, and enjoy the show.

Stay tuned for further details, but this evening promises to be a multi-media event, and will feature…

Infusion Physical Theatre
Hilary Goodall and Dancers
E33 Dance Company

Email or call us for more details.

Trumpington Village Hall. Parking available.

Just Sex, Anti-Human Trafficking Show

January 27th sees the launch of our social justice show we’ve been working on for two years now!

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 prostitute. 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 with the support of Cambridge Centre of Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT)

Ages 15+ due to mature subject matter

Saturday 27th January, 2018

7pm

Cambridge Guildhall

Suggested donation £12 per ticket

Buy tickets/make a donation

Help us confront and end modern slavery!