Since its beginnings in 2015, West Yorkshire based contemporary dance company REES DANCE has gone from strength to strength, producing exciting and thought provoking dance theatre, not only with the company’s five strong, professional dancers, but also with a younger generation of dancers and performers.
Since November 2017, Rees Dance has been working on an Arts Council England funded project with Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL). Rees Dance has worked with DAZL’s Senior Youth Group and Boy’s Groups, to develop their technical and performance skills, offering sessions in contemporary, physical theatre and ballet. As well as the technical development of the DAZL Dancers, Rees Dance has worked with them to produce two performance pieces, as well as a short film, in collaboration with Wayne Sables Project. One of the two live performance pieces will be performed by the DAZL Senior Youth Group, at Kala Sangam’s Youth Dance Platform ‘Kala Utsav’, on the 21stJuly. Artistic Director, Gavin Rees says:
“I am incredibly proud of what we have created with the DAZL dancers, and look forward to the Bradford audience witnessing all that has been achieved within the project. It will be apparent in their performance, the shear hard work effort and determination the DAZL dancers have had throughout the project.”
Rees Dance will be in residency at Kala Sangam from 16thJuly. This week long residency will allow Gavin Rees to work alongside the company’s professional dancers, in an exploration of ideas that will inform a new production piece. More specifically, this particular stage of the new production’s development will be focused around the introduction of digital concepts to Rees’ work.
Throughout the residency at Kala Sangam, Rees Dance will operate it’s usual ‘open door policy’, inviting any other artists, or members of the public to drop in and observe the creative research practice and to witness the beginnings of something that will undoubtably develop into yet another thought provoking and powerful production.
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