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!

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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

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