We were pleased for Infusion’s Dan Cossette to be teaching for Springs Dance Company at their annual London Summer School. This brought aspiring dancers, and first time movers, from across England and Scotland, to receive technique instruction and creative/choreographic activities. The students developed their own dance which they presented before the main company’s evening performance at the end of the week. Springs performed Bread of Life, a beautiful depiction of Christ and the community and relationship he seeks with his disciples through the entryway of the bread and the wine. Following a similar theme the students brought vibrant images of unity-through-beautiful diversity as they explored their theme, One Body, One Church. Individuals’ movement blended into ensemble designs, before a network of connected dancers became so entwined that even a slight movement from a single member of the structure sent echoes through the entire formation. Great job dancers!
Springs Dance Company’s annual Summer school is a place for people to stretch their wings and dance, with instruction in contemporary technique and movement creation that result in a performance work at the end!
Following on the heels of the world premier of the student’s creativity, come Spring’s annual summer show! Don’t miss excerpts from Springs diverse repertoire.
Friday, August 4th, 7:30pm St. Luke’s Holloway
Infusion is part of Springs Dance Company’s Bread of Life tour! We’re going quite a few places, so be sure to check out our upcoming events tab for the whole tour schedule. Meanwhile, we’re pleased to be hosted by City Church, Cambridge who kindly wrote this:
“After delighting us last year with their performance of “Inside Out”, Springs Dance Company are coming back to City Church Cambridge with another of their shows. This time they will be bringing us “Bread of Life” – an uplifting and thoughtful response to the invitation ‘Come and eat’. This is a powerful dance performance that explores a message at the heart of the Christian tradition of the Communion/Eucharist in a thought-provoking and innovative way. It is a visual and timeless expression of Jesus’ continual presence and his desire to be with us; a mesmerising reminder that the invitation came from Him, and offers an expression of a community with Him and with each other.
Come, bring your friends, and watch Dan Cossette and colleagues as they provide food for thought through the medium of contempory dance just in time for Easter.”
Saturday 8th April
7pm-9pm with performance starting at 7.30pm and lasting about an hour.
Tickets £5 (Under 16s free) available on the door.
City Church Cambridge, 12-18 Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8LD
Springs Dance Company Open Workshop, Saturday 6th February!!!
Come dance with Naomi Cook and Daniel Cossette.
Naomi (Assistant Director, Springs,9 years) and Dan (formerly of Ad Deum Dance Company, now directing Infusion Physical Theatre, Cambridge) will lead a contemporary dance workshop exploring issues of climate change, based on Springs’ Green Project, in cooperation with Tear Fund. Come experience the breadth and depth of the issue, and explore the hope and impact we can have as individuals through the vitalizing medium of dance.
Honest, playful and challenging, the show delves inside the worlds of ordinary people who for various reasons call themselves ‘Christian’. The dancers dive into the vibrant, complex realities of faith, and emerge with a surprising mix of dance and theatre. As the sounds of voices telling their stories are woven into the soundtrack, a rich collection of personal thoughts and experiences is unearthed…
City Church Cambridge,
12-16 Cheddars Lane, CB5 8LD
Saturday 11 July
Refreshments from 5:30-8:00pm
Performance from 6:30-7:30pm
Invite your friends and family and turn up on the night!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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…
Tuesday 20th May, 6.30pm
Tuesday 20th May, 6.30pm
St Swithun’s Church, Hither Green Lane, London, SE13 6QE
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