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West London’s Dance Company for adults 55+

The Bolder not Older Dance Company was launched by DanceWest in March 2018, to provide adults aged 55+ an opportunity to perform, create choreography and take part in a weekly class. The company celebrates the artistic integrity of older dancers, and challenges preconceptions of what it means to be older.


How do I join?
Please email Maria Yacoob at projects@dancewest.co.uk or call 0208 741 6850 if you’d like to join the class, or have any questions about the company.
Do I need experience? Adults do not need any previous dance experience, but passion and commitment are required!

Spring 2018

Monday Company Class

1.30-2.30pm

Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JJ

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21 January, 28 January

4 February, 11 February, 25 February

4 March, 11 March, 18 March, 25 March

1 April

Nearest Tube station

Hammersmith (District, Circle, Hammermsith & City) short walk of 6 minutes.

Cost

£50 per term bursaries available.

Friday Company Class

11.30-12.30

The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, Ladbroke Grove, W11 2AY

25 January

1 February, 8 February, 15 February

1 March, 8 March, 15 March, 22 March, 29 March

5 April

Nearest Tube stations

Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City) short walk 8 minutes, or 328, 70, 23 buses (three stops).

Westbourne Park (Hammersmith & City) - short walk 6 minutes.

Notting Hill Gate (Circle, Central and District) - short walk of 10 minutes or 27, 28, 52, 328, 452 bus.

Cost

£50 per term bursaries available.

Rehearsal Director - Danielle Teale

Danielle is a highly experienced independent dance artist with a responsive, empathic and imaginative approach. She is a skilled, creative leader and founds her practice on the principle of equality and visibility, with the core belief that all people are valuable and all people are creative. She is highly sought after in community dance and artists development and has extensive experience in specialist dance and health settings including integrated dance, work with older people, people with dementia and Parkinson’s. Teale has choreographed, facilitated and contributed to the design and delivery of many high-profile programmes with international organisations including English National Ballet, Green Candle Dance Company, Scottish Ballet and People Dancing. She has been a leading initiator and artist in the field of dance and Parkinson’s as well as facilitating international artists development alongside Mark Morris Dance Group; Dance for PD ® founding artist David Leventhal.

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Previous events

Performance - Friday 6th July 2018

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The Bolder not Older Dance Company were commissioned to create a new work to celebrate 400 years of Hammersmith United Charities. An audience of 250 attended the event at St Pauls Church and the performance included choreography from a weekend intensive spent with Robert Cohan MBE. 

 

 

 

Intensive weekender with Robert Cohan - Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018

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Robert Cohan will work with the Bolder not Older company over an intensive weekender contributing towards a piece that the group are working towards – for Friday 6th July opening Hammersmith United Charities 400th celebrations. Robert Cohan’s influence on the development of modern dance in Britain has been considerable. Having pioneered the teaching of contemporary dance technique in Britain, he was instrumental in the development of a vast following, not only for the repertory of LCDT in the ‘70s and ‘80s but through his pioneering residencies throughout the country, which laid the groundwork for the many other British companies that have grown up in the last 20 tears. Robert will be supported by founder of the Cohan Collective and Artistic Director Yorke Dance Project - Yolande Yorke–Edgell. 

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