News & Performances

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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FuZe8 Feeder Class open Christchurch Primary Dance Festival 2019

FuZe8 Feeder class opened the Christchurch Primary Dance Festival at the Regent Centre on Wednesday 12 June 2019 with their piece:          ‘Drowning in Plastic’ (2019) Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution enter our oceans. This dance looks at the invasion of plastic, and the devastating effect it’s having on our world. FuZe8 dancers have been fortunate to work with Christina Binney who began her training with FuZe8 Youth Dance Company in 2010 before moving to London to study at Middlesex University. Christina graduated with a First Class Honours in Dance Studies (Choreography). She has since worked […]

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‘Invisible’ premiere (2019)

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company premiered ‘Invisible’ at two local dance performances in Bournemouth this week. Rock Challenge, Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth on Monday 11 March and Origins Youth Dance Platform, Pavilion Dance South West on Saturday 16 March 2019. The works were commissioned by Yorke Dance Project and D@win dance company and both evoked a social parable which can initially leave the audience with a sense of dislocation. Part 1:  Yorke Dance Project’s choreography was inspired by Kenneth MacMillan’s ‘Playground‘ (1979) and using the original ensemble as its base, the piece examined the relationships that occurred through the interactions in the […]

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Yorke Dance Project 2019

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with Yorke Dance Project this term. The dancers completed three days of intensive training and choreographic workshops culminating in a curtain raiser performance for Yorke Dance Project’s 20th Anniversary tour at Pavilion Dance South West. The dancers worked with Laura Dredger from Yorke Dance Project and created a piece of choreography based on Kenneth Macmillan’s Playground (1979). Using the original ensemble as its base, this piece examined the relationships that occurred and the interactions within the original choreography Playground. Macmillan was the director of The Royal Ballet and created some […]

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FuZe8 Primary project with Pokesdown School

“FuZe 8 worked with our year 4 and 5 children to create fantastic topic related dances with Sneaky Smugglers and Cluedo crime themes. Both girls and boys enjoyed the sessions, and were inspired to create some really imaginative group dances. In fact, the year 4 Sneaky Smugglers dance was performed to parents, who were very impressed with the choreography. We now have two really useful schemes of works that can be utilised by future year group teachers and are so easy to follow with video footage that you don’t need to be a dance expert to teach them!” Sarah Davenport. […]

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FuZe8 host South West Youth Dance Lab 2018

FuZe8 Dance Company hosted a Youth Dance Lab for dancers from the South West on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October at Twynham Dance Studios. The dancers trained from 10-4pm with Ben Warbis, Associate choreographer for FuZe8. Ben led the technical repertoire and creative sessions each day working on classical and release based techniques, learning repertoire from professional works and having the opportunity to create their own work. It was an inspirational two days and an amazing opportunity for the young people to develop their choreographic and performance skills, gain industry experience and network with other young dancers in the […]

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New Forest Marathon 2018!

FuZe8 Youth Dance Company performed, volunteered and celebrated with the runners at the New Forest Marathon 2018! The dancers had the opportunity to run the NFM merchandise tent for the day and welcome the runners home at the end and to share in their elation. They arrived at 8am to set up the NFM Merchandise tent for the day, with NFM t-shirts, mugs, hats, water bottles and reusable coffee cups! Their enthusiasm, energy and pro-active nature ensured all visitors to the tent left with a smile on their face and goods in their hands. The New Forest Marathon have an […]

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TOM – Youth Engagement project

This weekend Nicola has been collaborating with dance artist Dan Martin, PDSW Young People’s Producer Claire Wakefield and young people in the South West on creating a dance for camera. The project started with a Q & A session with choreographer Wilkie Branson, a film-maker and choreographer who began as a breakdancer in his teens and early 20s. Driven by a passion to tell stories and push boundaries he developed his own movement vocabulary, which is a fusion between breakdance and contemporary, choreographed live dance and film productions that have toured the UK and the world, and he continues to […]

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Moving Nature – Premiere June 2018

Moving Nature, premiered June 2018 at PDSW Based on ‘First to Bloom, Last to Leave’ visual art exhibition by artist Christian Kerrigan. (Siobhan Davies Dance Studio 2015) Inspired by Kerrigan’s sculpture the dancers responded to the life and growth of trees, and the subtle textures and differences from seed to leaf. Ben Warbis Associate choreographer for FuZe8 YDC joined us at the rehearsal and performance day at PDSW, after returning from an intensive few months touring with Michael Clark Company. ‘The FuZe8 dancers are beautiful to watch and a joy to work with. They are taking huge leaps forward and […]

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