- Start: Sunday 14 July - 13:00
1pm-5pm, Gostrey Meadow
Farnham Maltings, The Dance Movement, New Adventures and Stopgap Dance Company are proud to present an afternoon of dance in partnership with Farnham Town Council. Following two years of highly successful Dance in the Meadow outdoor dance events in 2017 and 2018, this year on Sunday 14 July at Gostrey Meadow, the whole afternoon will once again be dedicated to dance and will be a celebration of all the wonderful dance that happens in Farnham and beyond.
Dance in the Meadow takes place at 1pm until 5pm and it will be an exciting mix of live dance performances by people aged 5 – 80yrs + alongside a dynamic workshop programme from African and Caribbean to Hip Hop to learning repertoire from Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! led by dance artists from his world-class company New Adventures. Plus, special performances by UNIT – two dynamic performances that places the public as dancers in their own show. Artistic Director of UNIT Tom Hobden is a national leader in community dance practice and as a choreographer and educator he has worked work leading organisations including Royal Ballet School and Wayne McGregor.
The afternoon includes performances from The Dance Movement’s community dance programmes including their all boys dance company and Youth Dance Contemporary group. There will also be performances from Demeric School of Dance, Stagestruck Performing Academy, Velocity Dance Company, who are visiting Farnham all the way from Kent, as well as Apt who are coming from Cheltenham. Plus performances from Potters Gate Primary School and performances by students from the University of East London. Stopgap Dance Company Sg Troop will be performing alongside a special performance from the newly formed dance company – Next Adventures. Next Adventures is led by New Adventures in partnership with Farnham Maltings and is a dance company for over 55-year olds.
The programme of workshops will include an urban dance workshop exploring locking, popping and Bboy styles, an African and Caribbean fusion that will bring the warmth of the Caribbean and African rhythms to Farnham, New Adventures will be leading a workshop on different social dance styles to get audiences young and old up as well as a contemporary ballet workshop based on Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!
The perfect way to spend a summer’s day!