PROJECTS

Dancing Voices 2012. Photo: Belinda Lawley

A famous fast food restaurant promises to serve customers within 59 seconds. With obesity and mental health issues on the rise within UKs child and youth population, Challenge 59 asks: “What else could be done in 59 seconds to empower children and young people to take responsibility for their health and lifestyle choices?”

Challenge 59

Current

The Fi.ELD is a unique initiative to develop the future innovators of dance, equipping them with the skills and resources they need to make their ideas happen

The Fi.ELD

Current

The Youth Advisory Board is a group of eight young people from across East London who will help design and develop participation and youth engagement projects for East London Dance.

The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund offers dance creatives the chance to pitch for £5,000 plus mentoring support to research, test, or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas

East Wall is a long-term talent development project culminating in a spectacular outdoor performance at the Tower of London

East Wall

Current

East London Dance and Hofesh Shechter Company have formed a major new partnership in which the Company are developing creative links with our east London artists and communities.

Dance programme to improve delivery of evidence-based falls prevention exercise for older people

Dance to Health

2015-2016

A unique 360 degree dance installation that blurred the lines between performers and the audience

Orator

2016

International dance exchange programme between Brussels and London exploring dance technique. choreography and collaboration.

A multi disciplinary, site responsive production set on the De Beauvoir Estate in Hackney

WORD!

2014 - 2016

Ignition 2014

Ignition is a UK-wide project delivered by Frantic Assembly to provide new, exciting ways for young men to get involved in the arts.

Ignition

Current

Artist development programme, creative incubation for new ideas, and stragetic network for dance across east London

A performance and workshop concept for the great outdoors fusing iconic English folk dance with contemporary street styles

Discover Varmints is an interactive scrolling web experience for young people and their families. It allows ‘explorers’ (users) to delve deep into the themes of the well-received children’s book Varmints and behind the scenes of the successful dance theatre production Varmints, which toured the UK in 2013.

14 young dancers from east London perform in Orfeo at The Roundhouse

Orfeo

2014 / 15

A large-scale promenade performance along the banks of the River Thames performed by 100 dancers and singers

The River

2014

Big Dance is the UK’s biggest celebration of dance and dancing, taking place every two years. Big Dance 2014 took place 5 – 13 July.

Varmints tells the poignant story of a woodland creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost to the ever expanding city.

Varmints

2013

A movement and digital media installation created and performed by residents of Stratford

A dance performance company for people over 65 years

Generation XYZ

2011 – 2013

In 2012 MobileDance and East London Dance came together to deliver Postcards from East London. The project, conceived by Berlin based artist Jo Parkes, invites local artists to work with community groups to create short “moving postcards” of the area in which they live.

Tomorrow’s Men is a groundbreaking organisation established by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, to address the disengagement of boys and young men from society and to support vulnerable young men build better relationships.

An outdoor dance and aerial production performed in air, in water and on land choreographed by Caroline Bowditch.

Dear Lido is a playful site–specific dance theatre performance based on and around the splendour of the much loved outdoor public pool.

Dear Lido

2011

East London Dance partner with Westfield Stratford City to create a high impact photographic exhibition and short film of dance in this changing landscape.

Since 2005, Street Stories has brought together professional artists and young people from east London, with the shared aim of creating high-quality new work inspired by the Royal Opera House’s repetory.

Street Stories

2005 - Present

Big Dance is the UK’s largest festival of dance participation and performance that happens every two years. East London Dance is the Big Dance lead hub for east London.

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