Tedx Live

Dancers pictured: Katie Albon, Daniel Cossette, photo: Rosie Day

Look for us in London, tomorrow at the Tedx event!

Join us for the day as we explore the theme of Encore at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for a third year. Last year’s event, Re:Act, was a massive success, with around 2.5 thousand views through the live stream on Facebook, viewers watching from all over the world.
We are inviting you again to one of the world’s top drama schools, opening the doors of Central’s Embassy Theatre for a day of “ideas worth sharing”: talks that will inspire and entertain you. We have selected the best speakers, from a variety of backgrounds and expertise.

Royal Central School
62-64 Eton Avenue
London, London, City of, NW3 3HY
United Kingdom

Eyes and Ears 2019

We’re bringing our counter-trafficking physical theatre show to East Cambridgeshire’s Community Eyes and Ears Event at Ely Cathedral Oct 24th at 10am . FREE ENTRY
The event will be opened and supported by The Lord-Lieutenant’s representative The Hon. Frances Stanley DL and Jason Ablewhite Police Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Their event page is here

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!

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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Eyes and Ears

Infusion dancers Dan and Rachel

Infusion Physical Theatre was pleased to be a part of the East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership! As part of their vulnerable persons awareness campaign called Eyes and Ears, we presented a snippit from our anti-human trafficking work Somebody’s Daughter, in the Lady Chapel of the Stunning Ely Cathedral. It was a powerful event, talking with city and county councillors, police men and women, and people from all sectors sharing their stories about the horribly local problem of trafficking. It was also great to hear about the many things people are doing to confront it.

We were especially grateful for the kind words the police said, thanking us for our visual and compelling way of helping people engage with the topic. We hope to work with several of our new friends again soon! Thanks to the Romsini Centre for setting this up!

community support and awareness groups set up for the event