January Classes in full swing!

Happy New Year! We are back to our full class schedule for the whole month. Come to condition, tone, warm up and dance!

 

What: Pilates

When: Mondays 6-7pm,

Where: Trumpington Village Hall, Jubilee Room, CB2 9HZ

How much: First time drop in £6. Ten class Class-Card £60

 

What: Modern and Contemporary Dance

When: Mondays 7:15-8:45pm,

Where: Trumpington Village Hall, Jubilee Room, CB2 9HZ

How much: Drop in price £8/class. 4 class Class-Card £20

 

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Hope to see you there!

Queen’s College Contemporary Dance Workshop

Dan Cossette will be offering a special 1.5 hour workshop at Queen’s College.

4-5:30pm, 9th October.

The open level adult Modern and Contemporary class, will examine a fusion of Graham and Limon techniques, to create moving lines through space as initiated from the core and connected to emotion. Contact Ania at the QCCD Society for more info: amg86@cam.ac.uk

Dance for Adults, Teens, and Kids…

Welcom back to the new term!

We are excited to announce the beginning of our dance year (give or take the university students next month…) and we hope you’ll be dancing and miming with us! Below is a heads-up on our upcoming classes!

Adult, Open Level, Modern and Contemporary Dance

One more month of summer sampler before term begins!

When: Mondays 19:15-20:45

Where: Trumpington Village Hall, Jubilee Room, CB2 9HZ (next to the Tally Ho; free on-street parking on Beverly Way)

How long: 3 Week course: September 14, 21, 28

How much: £15

RSVP: Call or email to reserve your place infusiontheatre@gmail.com

 

 

Kids and Teens Dance and Bible Study, age 9+

When: Tuesdays, beginning Sept 15th.

What time? 18:00-19:00

Where: City of David Church, The Paddock Business Centre, 347 Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge CB1 8DH

(Note: We have a few teens at present. We’re hoping to grow! If we get a few more we’ll open a separate class for them from 19:00-20:00. Until then we’ll stay a combined class for all students.)

How much? £70 per student (£5/class until 15th Dec)

RSVP: Call or email to reserve your place infusiontheatre@gmail.com

 

Keep dancing!

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Summer Events

Springs Dance Company is coming to Cambridge. Hosted by City Church Cambridge, Springs Dance Company will be presenting Inside Out as a community social provided as a gift by the church for the community.Inside out poster

Saturday, 11 July at 18:30, FREE to the public!

12-14 Cheddars Lane CB5 8LD

Come see the personal recorded interviews with real people–turned into dance–as they share their experiences with God, faith, and Christianity, and look at it all from the inside out!

 

Dance classes:

Infusion Physical Theatre is offering summer dance classes for adults and teens!

When: Mondays 19:15-20:45

Where: Trumpington Village Hall, Jubilee Room, CB2 9HZ (next to the Tally Ho; free on-street parking on Beverly Way)

How long: 5 Week course: June 22-July 20

How much: £25

What: Modern and Contemporary dance styles, open level

Please RSVP to Dan Cossette at infusiontheatre@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

 

Mime Performances: Say It Louder!

AND… 4-6 September, hold onto your mime hats, as Infusion Physical Theatre joins forces with two artists in our network to Say It Louder! Job Van Der Wal of Mighty Impulse Theatre, and Rachel Smart of Innovo UK join Infusion for a weekend of exciting performances. Watch this space for more info!SAY IT LOUDER tour splash

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Infusion was pleased to work with Innovo France once again for their annual mime and dance intensive. Daniel and Melanie Cossette worked with the dance track exploring Modern and Contemporary dance, movement generation, improvisation, and offering electives from flags to capoeira, jazz to hip hop.

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The Christian workshop also focused on the Biblical foundation of the arts, and looked at the use of IMG_1223dance and mime in the modern church setting. Inspiring talks from the faculty explored the purpose of art in a liturgical and spiritual setting. Then opportunity was given to the workshop participants–and the community–to explore mime and dance in a participatory creative worship time. The time of holistic worship was inspiring and invigorating, and many of the students said that they had been significantly impressed by the experience; some even said they’d been healed of injuries, and one woman experienced the shrinking of a painful tumor!

Melanie and Dan return to Cambridge to continue on going classes, inspired and excited for their Spring projects.

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July: a busy month for Infusion!

What a whirlwind!

We performed and stage managed the fantastic open air dance festival Project Dance London at the Scoop (under Tower Bridge).  We programmed and called the 6 hour show, whilst warming up and performing multiple times scattered throughout the day. One lady came at about noon and stayed the entire day to watch every performance! Not bad for a day forecast to be severe thunderstorms; the weather stayed bright and comfortable all day!

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Following that we shared a wonderful day doing a cultural exchange with Springs Dance Company (of London) and Ad Deum Dance Company (Houston, Texas). Each company taught some of their standing repertiore after having a class to warm up together taught by Naomi Cook (assistant director, Springs). Someone noted that Infusion’s Dan Cossette is probably the first person to dance for both companies. Being that they both share the same Christian ethos, and have long standing traditions of quality… well, we thought that was pretty neat!

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Culturally exchanging British tea time, Springs and Ad Deum

We had a double bill performance with Springs and Ad Deum that week. Springs performing sections of their current show Inside Out, featuring personal stories spoken to music and danced out, and Ad Deum performing From One Heart, a seemingly never ending tour de force of grace, athleticism, beauty, and healing.

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The Marriage Testimony duet from Inside Out

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Ad Deum’s title work From One Heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that Ad Deum came up to Cambridge, where Infusion hosted them for a couple of master classes, and their own performance at the beautiful Homerton College. We have no pictures of the show itself, but we were upgraded to the main auditorium by a quick thinking conferences manager (thanks, Gayle!) who realized we couldn’t bring chairs into the dance studio for our scheduled studio performance! The result was a beautiful night in an even nicer space than anticipated.

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Ad Deum’s Sarah Yarbrough demonstrates a croise extension en evant with Graham contraction, in Infusion-sponsored master class

Randall Flinn (artistic director, Ad Deum) invited our Dan Cossette to perform with them for the C.S. Lewis Foundation’s Oxford/Cambridge conference at the ADC Theatre. Randall suggested a reprise performance of Be Still My Soul, a pas de deux Cossette used to perform with Ad Deum’s former principal dancer Shizu Yasuda, and current company member Sarah Yarbrough. Sarah and Dan went to the rehearsal studio with only a few short hours to show time.  Restaging the breathtaking duet was a great joy and honor for Dan. Thanks to Ad Deum Dance Company for sharing the stage with us: you’re such beautiful, dear, and missed friends!

Infusion is now looking ahead to booking the Peter and the Wolf Shadows tour to schools 2014/15, and is working on new rep for the coming season and performances with Creative Cabaret Cambridge. Stay tuned for coming news!

Be Still  rehearsal film strip below…

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