Antony Dunn - Take This One to BedFriday 11 November, 7.00pm
Yorkshire Dance 

Admission free
but you’re invited to make donations to support the work of Yorkshire Dance

No need to book – just turn up on the night

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Yorkshire Dance’s Marketing & Communications Manager Antony Dunn invites you to join him for the launch of his fourth collection of poetry.

The bar will be open from 7.00pm, and Antony will read some of the poems at 7.30pm.

Hang around afterwards for some drinks and some chat, and feel free to buy copies of the book at a special discounted price…

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The poems in Take This One to Bed explore the passions and tensions of how we live together – as neighbours, as families and as lovers – and as companions to our own various selves.

Here are stories of experience and imagination – of a man’s clothes taking on a life of their own, of a city overcome by an epidemic of weeping, of two goldfish in an emptying house: touching and enchanting tales that combine bittersweet comedy with an unflinching account of human nature.

At the heart of this deeply affecting collection are poems that dwell on the domestic crises that define our lives, that tell ‘how our hurts come down… Hard and without warning’, and ask how we might come to live with them.

Take This One to Bed is a memorable, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting response, in a poetry ‘made delightful by the elegance of Dunn’s art’ (Acumen).

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Read more at the website of Valley Press

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Top 5 reasons to perform in Juncture

by aprilskipp on August 11, 2016

Still debating whether to send in that application to Callum?
Here are our top 5 reasons why we think that YOU should apply to perform in Juncture 2016:

Gillie Kleiman (c) Camilla Greenwell1. Work alongside wicked female artists

You will be performing in works which Gillie Kleiman – curator of this year’s festival – describes as, “f***ing cool, bold and uncompromising, by wicked women artists.”

Need we say more?

 

Lucy Suggate - Swarm Sculptures (c) Amy Sinead Photography2. Not your average performance

This is the first UK festival dedicated to the very best of contemporary dance practice made with non-professional collaborators.

You get to be part of something unique; a temporary community of people who wouldn’t usually do this kind of thing.

 

Quarantine - Wallflower (c) Simon Banham3. It’s good for you

These works may not be hard core, pulse raising dance classes but the butterflies alone from dancing in a public space is sure to get your heart pumping.

 

 

Nicola Conibere - Assembly (c) Christian Kipp

4. Build confidence

We know from countless experience that making things as part of a group is wonderful for your self esteem and for a sense of your own creativity. If you’re still on the fence, we are running taster sessions for Nicola Conibere and Lucy Suggate‘s work.

Come along and give it a go – no dance experience required – you might just surprise yourself.

 

Antony Dunn5. You’ll laugh – a lot…

…and if you don’t, our Antony will tell you a joke.

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5 ways you can shake up your routine

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If you do one thing this week, book your ticket to Bend It a night of subversively wonky dance that sets queerness in motion  Monday Young At Arts movement and dance for ages 55+ with Yorkshire Dance 1.30pm – 3.00pm Richmond Hill Community Centre Find out more here ProDance Class with Phil Sanger 9.00am – [...]

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We did it! We survived our 24 Hour Dance Relay at the beginning of July! We raised some funds towards the costs of staging our Juncture festival this October! We had lots of fun! We had some dark moments of the soul, admittedly, but we did it… The latest event in our Spirit of Juncture campaign [...]

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Juncture 2016, curated by Gillie Kleiman, is the first UK festival dedicated to the very best of contemporary dance practice made with non-professional collaborators. ____________ Tuesday 25 Oct Time Event Venue 10.00am-1.00pm Workshop with immigrants and animals Yorkshire Dance 2.00pm-5.00pm Workshop with Gillie Kleiman Yorkshire Dance Wednesday 26 Oct Time Event Venue 10.00am-1.00pm Workshop with Nicola [...]

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 Monday Young At Arts movement and dance for ages 55+ with Yorkshire Dance 1.30pm – 3.00pm Richmond Hill CommunityCentre ProDance Class with Joss Arnott 9.15am – 10.45am Yorkshire Dance (Mon 27 – Fri 1 July) Find out more here Tuesday Contemporary Class with Rita Marcalo Advanced 6.30pm – 8.00pm Beginners 8.00pm – 9.30pm Find out more [...]

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Dance Menu w/c 20 June

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 Monday Young At Arts movement and dance for ages 55+ with Yorkshire Dance 1.30pm – 3.00pm Richmond Hill CommunityCentresinging and light dancing for ages 55+ with Opera North & Phoenix Dance Theatre 10.00am – 12.00pm Morely Town Hall Find out more here ProDance Class with Gavin Rees 9.15am – 10.45am Yorkshire Dance (Mon 20 – Fri [...]

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Sheffield primary school pupils and care home residents in Yorkshire Dance documentary

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Yorkshire Dance is thrilled to announce that it is one of only seven organisations commissioned by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to create a documentary about its work in South Yorkshire. Yorkshire Dance | We Danced | 2016 from Yorkshire Dance on Vimeo. 280 applications were made to the Esmée Fairbairn film fund and Yorkshire Dance’s proposal [...]

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