The Festival has finished for 2018 thank you to all of the community groups that took part! Lets look back at some of the highlights!
Tickets now on sale - Rose Theatre Kingtson
Tickets are now on sale for the Community Dance Platforms at Rose Theatre Kingston. Featuring the brightest and best dance talent, this high octane event is sure to get everyone moving!
Rose Theatre Kinsgton - Saturday 16 June
13.00 & 17.00
Tickets £7- £10 and booked via the Rose Box Office
0208 174 0090 or here
Saturday 16 June - Rose Theatre Kingston 13.00
1. Caitlin Barnett Company
3. Yuva Gati
4. Meadlands Primary School
5. Corali Dance Company
6. Tiffin Junior Dance Company
7. Hounslow Creative People & Places
8. Damn Fine Dance and Thomas Page Dances
9. Break a leg
10. Richmond College
11. Heston Community School
12. Kristi Dance Academy
13. Baraca Flamenca
14. BalletBoyz - Movement Warriors & The Amazings.
15. Charlie Brittain & English National Ballet Seniors
Saturday 16 June - Rose Theatre Kingston 17.00
1. Caitlin Barnett Company
2. Kaleidoscope Youth Dance
3. SOAS - Purple A
4. Base Box
5. NLPAC Youth Company
6. East London Dance - Leap of Faith
7. Ricards Dance Collective
8. Kirti Kala Mandir
9. Rambert School
10. Zoo Nation Academy of Dance
11. Rhiannon Brace Dance Company
12. Clifford Dance Studio
13. Daisy Roots
14. Kingston College
15. Pineapple Dance Studios with Maria Yacoob
16. Charlie Brittain & English National Ballet Seniors
Ignition Elevate Bursary 2018
DanceWest received 70 applications for the Elevate bursaries, £500 commissions to support emerging choreographers with a brief of 'creating an accessible, aspirational performance' for the opening or closing performance for Ignition Community Dance Platform. Winners for the Rose Theatre are:
Caitlin Barnett Company - Elevate Opening Commission
Caitlin trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduating with a BA (Hons) in Dance in 2010. Caitlin has gone on to perform with contemporary company Rhiannon Faith Dancing Theatre as well as Secret Cinema. Television credits include Honda’s HR-V Stepping commercial, The Nation’s Greatest Dance Moments,ITV’s Magic Numbers and BBC’s The Rules of Love.
Charlie Brittain & English National Ballet Seniors - Elevate Closing Commission
Charlie is currently studying on the 'Artist in Process' professional training programme at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AT). Charlie graduated with distinction from the Professional Dance Course at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts (UK), having commenced his formal training on The Place CAT scheme and been a founding member of the English National Ballet Youth Company.
Ignition Community Dance Platform 2018
Over 250 community groups applied to take part in the community dance platform! A panel, read through the applications selected the following groups to participate. There are four platforms delivered during the festival two at the Lyric Hammersmith - Sunday 13 May and two at the Rose Theatre Kingston Saturday 16 June. Ignition Dance Festival Community Platform - features the brightest and best dance talent, this high octane event is sure to get everyone moving!
Sunday 13 May - Lyric Hammersmith 13.00
Opening Elevate Commission - Counterpoint Dance Company, Young Amici, Kristi Dance Academy, Twickenham School Dance Company Paddington Arts, Labanistas, London School of Dance, DanceWest Contemporary, Arts Ed, BD1 Youth Company, Watkins Dance Associates Unique Dynamites, UI Youth and Closing Elevate Commission - Tomorrows Men.
Sunday 13 May - Lyric Hammersmith 17.00
Opening Elevate Commission - Counterpoint Dance Company, Empty Vessels, Sage Dance Company, Move-it Mondays, DanceWest Youth Company, Elevate, Primal Dance Company, English National Ballet Youth Company, Tip Top Dance School, Unique Dynamites, Gambino, Tiffin senior Dance Company and Closing Elevate Commission - Tomorrows Men.
Ignition presenter announced!
Annaliese Dayes is a model and presenter from Camden, London. She presents Club Classics every Friday and Saturday evening on Heart radio from 7pm to 10pm. Having previously presented the later Non-Stop Club Classics slot on Heart radio, Annaliese re-launched the prime-time 7-10pmslot in January 2018. She has also presented from the red carpet and backstage at the MOBO awards, as well as hosting the Afro Hair & Beauty Expo for 2 years running.
Ignition Elevate Bursary 2018
DanceWest received 70 applications for the Elevate bursaries, £500 commissions to support emerging choreographers with a brief of 'creating an accessible, aspirational performance' for the opening or closing performance for Ignition Community Dance Platform. The winners of the Lyric Hammersmith are:
Counterpoint Dance Company - Opening
Challenging the sedate image of older people and their abilities! Using dance we create a vibrant new image of the older person by developing, sharing, promoting and performing the creative ideas of over 55s - led by Simona Scotto.
Tomorrow's Men & Jeanefer Jean Charles - Closing
Tomorrow's Men is a groundbreaking dance organisation. Established by Jeanefer Jean-Charles it aims to encourage the engagement of boys and young men in society, at every level. The intention is to support young men build better relationships
Applications now closed - Ignition Community Dance Platform 2018
Ignition Dance Festival is seeking Community dance groups to take part in this year’s festival at Lyric Hammersmith and Rose Theatre Kingston.
Produced by DanceWest the festival showcases the diversity and talent of Community Dance in West London. We are seeking an array of dance groups regardless of age, ability and style to take part! Thanks to support from Arts Council England, Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham we are able to offer four community dance platforms!
Take part on
- Sunday 13 May 2018 - Lyric Hammersmith – 13.00 or 17.00
- Saturday 16 June 2018 - Rose Theatre Kingston 13.00 or 17.00
Who can apply?
Community Dance groups - For example, schools, youth dance & older adults’ groups.
All ages welcome - Previous participants have been aged 6-86 years old!
Group size - Minimum of 5 dancers and a maximum of 30.
All style & genre of dance - We welcome all dance styles.
Open to - Groups from across London, priority will be given to West, North-West, South-West and outer London boroughs.
● Each group will get a chance to perform on stage at the Lyric Hammersmith or Rose Theatre Kingston
● The events will be professionally produced by the team at DanceWest
● Access to a technical rehearsal
● Flyers and posters to promote the event
● The opportunity to invite family and friends to a ticketed performance
● A film of your group’s performance.
How to apply?
● Request an application form: email@example.com
● On the form select a preferred venue Lyric Hammersmith or Rose Theatre.
● Return form as soon as possible - deadline Friday 30 March 2018.
● Dance groups will be notified if they have been selected by Friday 6 April 2018.
● Each selected group will be asked to donate £30.00 towards the cost of delivering the festival paid by Cheque to DanceWest.
Applications now closed - Elevate bursaries for emerging artists
Ignition Dance Festival – is seeking applications from emerging choreographers & dance companies to create an opening or closing performance for the community dance platforms at the Lyric Hammersmith or Rose Theatre Kingston. Thanks to support from Arts Council England, Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham we are able to offer four commissions of £500.
The commission would appeal to emerging choreographers and dance companies that are looking are looking for their first or early commission, building performance history and gaining valuable experience. The work created should be accessible, aspirational, fun and performed by four or more dancers.
Apply to create an opening or closing performance for:
Sunday 13 May 2018 - Lyric Hammersmith
Saturday 16 June 2018 - Rose Theatre Kingston
Bursary: DanceWest will award £500 to four recipients. Two to create work for the Lyric Hammersmith and two for the Rose Theatre Kingston.
Who can apply: Emerging choreographers and emerging dance companies of all ages.
Choreographers’ Companies where this would be a first or early commission.
Choreographers and Companies working in all genres.
How to apply: Request the application form: firstname.lastname@example.org
Return the completed application to DanceWest by Friday 6 April 2018
Bursary awarded by Friday 13 April 2018.
More information: www.dancewest.co.uk
(C) DanceWest 2018