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You must agree to use the ‘signature motif’ in the work you create and present as part of Signatures. You can re-interpret this ‘motif’ to create a new piece of dance, or incorporateinto an existing work.
Your group must be available to attend technical rehearsals during the day of Saturday 21
January 2012 (exact times to be determined by DiGM and are non negotiable).
Your group must be available to perform as part of Signatures Showcase in the evening onSaturday 21
January 2012 (exact times to be determined by DiGM and are non
Group Leader Workshops – Wednesday 19
October 2011 (The Lowry)
Signatures will feature youth dance companies from across Greater Manchester performingdance works inspired by motifs created by Shaun Parker, infused with a splash of their ownchoreographic interpretation and dance style. In the lead up to the Signatures Showcase we willbe offering a free workshop at The Lowry to group leaders/choreographers led by Shaun Parker,during which they will be taught the core choreography motifs
. We will also be offering afurther workshop on
29th October at the Zion Arts Centre, Hulme
with local artist Joseph Lau
for any group leaders/choreographers who are unable to attend the core workshop, or any groupleaders/choreographers who wish to recap the material. It is essential that a leader from yourgroup attends at least one of these workshops. Please select the appropriate members of yourgroup to attend this day.
Your group will be expected to present one performance work using the ‘Signature motif’or your group may choose to incorporate the motif into an existing work.
Your group will have a maximum of 10 minutes slot in the showcase to present oneperformance work..
When selecting the people to attend the workshop, please remember that they will beexpected to teach the dance motif to the rest of your group.
Learning the core motifs is an essential part of the project and if you are unable to attend wewill not be able to consider your application on this occasion.
How are groups selected?
To follow is a list of items we will consider when selecting groups to participate in SignaturesShowcase.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY
before submitting your application.
We aim to present a maximum of 10 groups, ideally one grouprepresenting each district of Greater Manchester, these include (Bolton, Bury, Manchester,Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport Tameside, Trafford, Wigan.) Dance Initiative GreaterManchester’s remit is to work with the ten districts of Greater Manchester, as such onlygroups resident in these districts will be considered for inclusion.
The lead art form in all works being presented in the showcase must be dance.
your group and group leaders must be available to attend a technicalrehearsal, during the day at the Quays Theatre, The Lowry on Saturday 21
. A time slot will be allocated to your group by DiGM and is non negotiable. Yourgroup must attend this or your group may be withdrawn from the showcase.