Christina Binney FuZe8 Dance Alumni

Utopia

Spring Term – January to April 2021 This term FuZe8 have been working online with Dance Artist Christina Binney, exploring the concept of utopia. With the current restrictions of COVID, the youth company have been working via Zoom to experience their own virtual escapism through dance. The group have choreographed in response to their own dreamy, idealistic locations that transport them away from where we might be right now. Christina and the youth company have introduced the use of Makaton, a unique language programme that uses symbols and signs, to generate movement and explore the idea of communicating a message in our […]

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Sea of Troubles – Yorke Dance Project

Autumn term – September 2020 The dancers have been working with Yorke Dance Project who create unique residences offering young people the experience of working intensively with company members for 3-6 days. The project will culminate in a digital curtain-raiser to be performed as a prologue to YDP’s performance at PDSW in the spring.   The dancers have been working with Creative Learning Director Laura Dredger and Film director Pierre Chappon from Yorke Dance Project on a digital dance film based on Kenneth MacMillan’s Sea of troubles.   ‘I have taken as a starting point the effect of the death […]

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FuZe8 Youth Dance Company return to the studio!

FREE Open class Tuesday 20 April 2021 We are so excited to be back in the studio for the summer term! At the start of each term FuZe8 welcome new dancers to share class with them. Open class is FREE and allows dancers to join in and experience a contemporary technique and creative class, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Open Class will take place on Tuesday 20 April 2021, to book a place please email nicola@fuze8dance.co.uk The summer term runs from Tuesday 20 April – Tuesday 13 July 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming back the dancers to […]

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FuZe8 – Urban Contemporary, Commercial Jazz and Adult Urbantracks NEW for September 2020

NEW FuZe8 Dance Classes for September 2020 We are really excited to introduce three NEW Classes starting in September. Urban Contemporary, Commercial Jazz and Adult Urbantracks. We are offering a FREE Taster class: Adult Urbantracks on Thursday 10 September Urban Contemporary and Commercial Jazz on Thursday 17 September   1. Urban Contemporary – Thursday 5-6pm Fusing contemporary dance with Urban styles such as House Dance and Popping. Step into a new way of moving with Jazz’s Urban Contemporary classes, exploring urban and contemporary foundations in a new and exciting way.   2. Commercial Jazz – Thursday 6-7pm A fast paced class […]

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Welcome Jazz Gritt – newly appointed Associate choreographer for FuZe8

FuZe8 dancing in lockdown! Jazz focused on building the dancers’ strength, flexibility, technique, creativity and knowledge within contemporary dance. Using Cunningham Technique as a base he developed the dancers awareness of their body and where it is in space, plus ensuring they moved dynamically through shapes and showed both control and attack with movements. Each week the classes increased in tempo and difficulty, to really challenge the dancers. Jazz created a piece of choreography applying Rudolf Laban’s principle ‘Points in Space’. The dancers explored the idea of restriction, working from a “box” and pulling together a piece of dance that […]

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Workshop with Tribe Dance Company

FuZe8 watched a very powerful and exhilarating female dance company perform ‘Still I rise’ at PDSW. The following week the dancers experienced a high energy and physical workshop with Finetta, who pushed the dancers physically and stretched their perception of dance vocabulary. They also explored different ways to approach performance with the use of breath, sounds and grunting! Watch a short clip….https://www.instagram.com/p/B5oBHzvHZp7/ 3 Dec 2020. It was great to have some FuZe8 parents join us in watching the performance at PDSW. […]

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Lawrence James – Resident choreographer for FuZe8 Dance Company

Lawrence joined FuZe8 as a resident choreographer in November, and led both the FuZe8 feeder class and Youth Dance Company. His 6 month residency came to a sudden halt with Covid-19 and our performance of Sayr wasn’t performed. Next term, we hope to invite Lawrence back to the studio to rehearse Sayr a piece of choreography that not only challenged the dancers physicality but also enhanced their choreography knowledge. Sayr (walk) is an abstract dance performance that begins the story of one mans 37 day walk from North Syria to Germany. Sayr looks at his decision to leave Syria by foot and […]

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Dance Lab 2019 with Artistic Director Ben Warbis

  On Saturday 9 November FuZe8 worked with Associate Director Ben Warbis. Ben focused on strengthening the dancers body through the use of Cunningham technique; emphasising clarity of form, coordination of torso and legwork, rhythmic accuracy, spatial awareness and virtuosity. The second part of the day explored approaches to choreography, and challenging the use of improvisation, imagery and use of rhythmic timing. Benjamin graduated from London Studio Centre in 2009 with a First Class BA Hons Degree in Theatre Dance. He has spent the most part of his career with Michael Clark Company, with whom he has performed extensively across […]

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Joli Vyann workshop – a very sweaty, high energy, flying through space and risk taking class!

Tuesday 15 October Dance workshop with Joli Vyann Joli Vyann are a performance company that present an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre – blurring the boundaries of dance and circus skills. Through the use of acrobatic tricks, fluid choreography and inventive characters, Joli Vyann endeavour to create storylines that draw in their audiences, firing their imaginations. This combination of surprise and enchanting physical journeys seeks to make Joli Vyann’s work accessible to new and diverse audiences. The dancers were certainly put through their paces, as they flew through the space with athleticism and energy and strengthened their confidence […]

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Performing and volunteering at the New Forest Marathon – Sunday 9 September 2019

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company volunteered at the New Forest Marathon on Sunday 9 September 2019. The New Forest Marathon have an official charity (New Forest Marathon Community Fund) alongside the event where they donate money to groups for volunteering.  FuZe8 volunteered on the day to help raise money for the NF community fund. The dancers worked endlessly selling NFM merchanise items from 8am – 5pm! Alongside this, they performed their choreography ‘Symmetry of Nature’ in the Race village to runners and supporters. FuZe8 finished the day by leading the 1km race to encouraging future young runners aged 5 – 11yrs. […]

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