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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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

 

 

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…

Switzerland Workshop

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Joining international moving force of modern and contemporary dance Ad Deum Dance Company, Infusion offers 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 will ensure one of the best dance and mime workshops you’ll find all summer. Price is all-inclusive… click here!