Supporting Justice

We are pleased to be supporting Hope for Justice, a dynamic counter trafficking charity, with a fundraising performance and information evening–in partnership with the C3 Abolition Group, and the C3 Centre. Look for special guest speakers from CCARHT as well!

Come along and support the event, also take part in a silent auction to help raise funds. Refreshments will be available, and it promises to be a impactful and educational evening!

7pm, Saturday 12 Oct, 2019

Auditorium, The C3 Centre, Coldhams Lane, Cambridge

Get tickets here!

See BBC Panorama’s documentary on featuring Hope for Justice here. Then get involved!

Summer Inspiration

It’s been an inspiring summer for us! This July we were pleased to welcome back our talented international team to re-launch our counter trafficking show. This time it featured as part of Cambridge Centre of Applied Research in Human Trafficking’s summer symposium. The show was called Just Sex, looking at trafficking for sexual exploitation, especially in the UK and Europe.

Important discussion following the show raised the question: what are we doing about user demand in this culture? Field researchers from the post show panel, experts from the CCARHT symposium, confirmed the crisis, and provided crucial on-the-ground insights into the problem. After the discussion audience members reported, “I’ve never thought of it like this before; this show has really changed my mind!”

Following this the team headed across the channel, to Paris! There Infusion participated in the Project Dance, an international foundation presenting dance for healing in the face of a tragedy-strewn world. We presented Just Sex at a charity fundraiser for Saving Zoë, an organization against child abuse. Following this the team participated in the all-day, open-air, dance concert in the Place de la Republique, dancing inspirational pieces for people on the streets of Paris—even local protests were cancelled as the open plaza was bathed waves of beauty and artistry from the diverse works of contributing artists!

Following this Infusion’s Dan Cossette taught as a company member for Springs Dance Company for their London Summer Course. The week culminated with the students presenting a new work, designed that week, and presented before the company took the stage to present the landmark final performance of the beautiful show Bread of Life. Dan will miss playing a role in that wonderful production!

Lastly Daniel and Melanie Cossette flew to Switzerland to teach physical theatre as faculty at the Ad Deum Summer Dance and Physical Theatre Intensive in Biel/Bienne. It was a week of inspiration and creativity, working alongside the incredible artists of Ad Deum, both sharing classes, and creating mimeography on students over the 7-day intensive: appropriately named intense!

Find an awesome video recap of the intensive here!

Stay in touch for our upcoming tour dates—

Oct 12th the C3 Centre, Cambridge

Oct 14 London TBA

Oct 18th London TBA

Oct 24th Eyes and Ears Convention, Ely

Or come join us for community classes on a Monday night in Cambridge!

Keep Moving!

Summer in London

Infusion’s Dan Cossette dances in Springs Dance Company’s finale performance of Bread of Life!

Tickets £8 if bought in advance (£10 from 29th July) Purchase tickets online to guarantee seat availability. Remaining tickets also available on the door.

August 2nd, 2019 7:30 PM
St Peter’s Brockley
Wickham Road
London SE4 1LT
United Kingdom
Adult £ 8.00
Child £ 5.00

Get ticket’s here!

Pleased to announce…

… that they are pleased to announce! Look for Infusion’s Just Sex: a Counter Trafficking Show at this incredible community awareness day in Ely…!

Last year we brought an excerpt, this time we will be presenting the whole show. The day will feature key speakers from the Police and County Council, as well as hundreds of resources for helping vulnerable persons.

Dancers Daniel Cossette and Rachel Riveros, Eyes and Ears 2018

Going to Paris…

We’re taking our Counter Trafficking production to feature as part of the charity concert Project Dance Live, Friday night event (July 19th); afterwards our dancers will donate their time and talent to dance in the Place de la Republique, Project Dance Foundation’s title event, bringing hope and healing to the streets through dance (Saturday, July 20th). See you on the street!

 

  • What : Dance concert – Friday, July 19  – 7pm
  • Where : Novotel Porte de Charenton
  • How : Free entry – Donations encouraged. All proceeds to go to help SAVE ZOÉ, an association fighting for the protection of children and especially those victims of sexual violence.
  • And : You must register  – We have a limited amount of places

 

Dance and Discussion

Don’t miss the exciting and eye-opening discussion after the show! We’re excited to reveal our panellists, courtesy of CCARHT. Come and find human trafficking and sexual exploitation unmasked, and find out what you can do to help end it. #ItsnotJustSex

Panel featuring Revd Carrie Pemberton Ford, Tania García Sedano, Benjamin Thomas Greer, J.D,  Dr Kalyani Gopal, Dr Simon Stockley, and Alison Wilson

Get tickets to the modern slavery dance and discussion event of the year at our Eventbrite page for Just Sex: A Counter Trafficking Show

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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)

 

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

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

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.