Performance residency will allow for working intensively with a group to create a new dance performance work which may include a range of artistic mediums such as dance, film, text, projection in order to create a live performance for an audience.
Number of days: 5 + (plus 2 to 3 days editing)
Number of tutors: 2
Age or group: 5+
Equipment needed by school or organisation: Stereo, pens, paper
Equipment provided by the company: Cameras, laptops, Final Cut Pro 6, DVD and Mini DV
Heather Eddington welcomes commissions to work intensively with a group or dance company to create an original dance work. Heather would direct, choreograph, film and edit the piece producing a high quality live performance.
The residency would look to develop participants’ knowledge of the differences between live and filmed work, and their experience of performing in front of the camera. They will also gain a clear understanding of what is required of them when working with a director and the techniques imposed when working with digital technologies and new media.
The residency will:
• Allow participants to interact and learn from dance/film professionals
• Provide digital opportunities
• Enable participants to experience working on a dancefilm shoot
• Build participants knowledge and experience in performing
• Work intensively and push participants to produce a high quality and creative finished product in a given time frame.
Workshops can run over full days or could be delivered in a series of shorter sessions as part of an after school club. Heather will then professionally edit the footage to create a unique dancefilm. At the end of the workshop all participants will be given an individual copy of their finished work on DVD.