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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FREE Contemporary Dance Class for Year 7,8 & 9 led by resident dance company FuZe8

FuZe8 Dance Company provide a FREE after school Contemporary dance class for Twynham students Year 7, 8 & 9  Come and join Artistic director Nicola Lloyd on a Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm. FuZe8 Feeder class is designed to teach young dancers how to move in a creative, freeing and graceful way, while also transforming their posture and balance and improving their fitness. The dancers will be supported through the creative process and technical contemporary training to become a more confident and resilient performer and choreographer, preparing them for FuZe8 Youth Dance Company. For more information contact Nicola.lloyd@twynhamschool.com. For further details regarding FuZe8 […]

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What a year for FuZe8 YDC!

Workshops: Weekend Dance Lab with FuZe8 Associate choreographer Ben Warbis, renowned dancer for Yorke Dance Project and Michael Clark Dance Company.   Four day residence with Laura Dredger and internationally-renowned dancer and choreographer, Yolande Yorke-Edgell who brings to her repertory a legacy that combines the roots of American contemporary dance with the first wave of contemporary dance in Britain. Fourth opportunity to meet and perform for Robert Cohan CBE Four intensive workshops with Darwin Dance Company (3rd year degree students Winchester University). Three month residency with Christina Binney, Dance Artist and former FuZe8 Dancer, creating Dance4Film. Performances: New Forest Marathon […]

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Performing & Paddle-boarding!

The Symmetry of Nature (2019) Dance4Film2019 The four elements, Fire, Earth, Air and Water are the foundations of life. The heat from the sun, the earth under our feet, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Each are powerful alone, yet exist in harmony together. Final filming for #TheSymmetryOfNature followed by celebratory paddle boarding at #BoscombeBeach. Professional, committed and resilient on and off the water! Excited to see the final #dance4film snippets from various locations with @BinneyChristina@SortedSurfShop The Symmetry of Nature was performed on Boscombe Beach on Tuesday 16 July to the general public. Following the performance the […]

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