Spring Half Term 2018: Into Dance Making
In the Spring Half Term of 2018, Step into Dance ran Into Dance Making, a week-long choreographic intensive at the RAD. All Step Company dancers were invited to take part and 15 of them participated to develop their creativity and choreography.
Led and supported by Zosia Jo and Emma Houston, the participants were guided through the creative process, exploring different ways of generating movement while considering how to structure material, make the best use of space, and consider the relationship between the work and the audience.
Into Dance Making was a supportive environment for the group to analyse and provide constructive feedback to each other. This helped the choreographers and dancers to develop new skills while developing their work.
Eight pieces were created in total: four duets, one trio and three solos. All were performed in an informal sharing for their friends and family and RAD staff on the final afternoon of Into Dance Making.
Some of the pieces were performed at Spring Sharings and Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival as part of an RAD pop up event. Selected pieces will be redeveloped and performed at Sadler’s Wells before the main show at Step Live: Copy and Paste.