Duets on Film – Father Daughter

This week we are highlighting a beautiful duet first performed in 2017
Father –  Daughter. The duet performed by real life father daughter, dancers Kevin and Chloe Shepherd. has been performed at a number of theatres, conferences and events.

Father Daughter is a tender portrayal of a father and daughters relationship.

The dance is inspired by Kevin and Chloe’s shared love of dance and their family home, a secluded cottage nestled in a wood.

The piece is directed by by Rachel Liggitt 

Music by; Best of Village Harmony, The Full English, M.Ward & Kayhan Kalhor

‘We witness the hard work of winter life at the cottage, the chopping of wood and the fuelling of fires. Throughout the narrative, Chloe’s journey to maturity is conveyed by hints of gentle conflict between father and daughter; her desire for independence confronting his awareness that parental protectiveness must now be accompanied by detachment and an encouragement of freedom. He retreats into the shadows and we are left with Chloe in a spotlight, standing alone, venturing forth as her own self-reliant woman’

The highlights below were edited from a film made by JTV Production at The Gateway , Shrewsbury in 2017

 

 

 

Duets on film – Unspoken

Shropshire Inclusive Dance is proud to present a series of duets filmed live during our shows. Today we share ‘Unspoken’

Unspoken was captured on film at The Elmhurst School of Dance Theatre in Birmingham
It is performed by Mervyn Bradley and Rachel Liggitt . The work was choreographed and directed by SiD’s co artistic director Rachel Liggitt.

Unspoken is a moving, powerful duet about friendship.
How do we speak without words ?

Dancers, Mervyn Bradley and Rachel Liggitt have worked together for over a decade, their friendship, playfulness and connection is there for all to see in this duet.

The music is by Peter Broderick and is reproduced with permission from the musician.

The duet was beautifully filmed by  JTV Production

 

 

 

Contact Dance Company presents duets on film. ‘Human Range’

Shropshire Inclusive Dance is proud to present a series of duets filmed live during our shows. First we would like  to share with you ‘Human Range’.

In July 2019 we premiered two new pieces to a packed audience at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. The show began with this powerful and playful duet’.
It is performed by Delphine Wise and Poppy Mansfield. The work was choreographed and directed by SiD’s co artistic directors Rachel Liggitt and Ray Jacobs.

The piece explored notions of Human Range, how far can we reach ?
The music is by Nils Frahm.

The duet was beautifully filmed by  JTV Production

 

Cancellation of current SiD activities due to Coronavirus

Shropshire Inclusive Dance is announcing that for the time being we are postponing all dance classes, activities and events.
This includes our weekly classes at The Gateway and our Highflyers dance workshops for young people.
The health and well-being of all our participants, dancers and staff is our priority. This is a very hard time for everyone. We will keep you updated and keep in contact with you via social media, this website. Please email us if you have any enquires about SiD and our activity, we are looking forward to dancing with everyone once constraints are lifted.

officesidance@gmail.com

The Launch of SiD’s Highflyers Youth Dance Company

We are thrilled to launch Highflyers Youth Dance Company – our new Inclusive Youth Dance Company based in Shrewsbury. Aimed at 11-19 year olds who love to dance, this is an opportunity to be part of an exciting, high-quality dance company taught by great artists.

We are launching with a FREE taster workshop on Wednesday 1st April, 5:45-7:15pm.

If you’re interested, get in touch to find out more.
Email Anna on youthsidance@gmail.com

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Contact Dance Company at The Feast Festival.

Contact Dance Company performed Human Range and Being Seen to a packed house at the fantastic FEAST – Theatre Festival in Malvern. The dances were as powerful as ever, with brilliant performances that reverberated in the hearts of so many that witnessed the show.

The company received fantastic feedback from the audience. Its a real pleasure for SiD to share performances by Contact Dance Company at the Festival. Below are images from the performances captured by our Co-Director Ray Jacobs