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!

Biel Switzerland

Infusion Physical Theatre is joining international moving force of modern dance Ad Deum Dance Company, to offer 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, including a special focus on mime and physical theatre, will ensure one of the best dance and mime workshops you’ll find all summer.
Participants will stay in quaint community hostel in the rolling farmland countryside of Wiler, Switzerland. Enjoy fresh dairy milk with your scenic breakfast, and take a provided pack lunch into the nearby town of Biel for the 3 studio locations pertaining to the various levels of the workshop. Evening activities and a full performance by the faculty during the week allow students time to refresh, hangout, and be inspired.
Price is all-inclusive… click here! for more details…

Houston-based company in Cambridge

Ad Deum dancers Daniel Seth York and Anna Handelsman. photo Amitava Sarkar

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
Time: 6-7:15pm
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!

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.

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

Project Dance Paris

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Infusion Physical Theatre will be joining artists from around the globe to dance for hope, healing, and inspiration on the streets of Paris this summer.

The Project Dance Foundation was founded by former 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 took up the call to offer 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 annual events in major cities around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Manila, LA, Houston, Atlanta and many others.

We are looking forward to this great event!

More info on Project Dance Paris

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