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We create dynamic and thought provoking work with students and community groups.
CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCIES FOR
COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND YOUTH GROUPS
Kapow lead a 5 day residency process culminating in a devised work ready to be performed.
During the week students will gain an insight into our methods and creative process. Leaving them with the skills to think about devising, and approaching making work themselves. We work with release techniques, floorwork, improvisation, acrobatics, object manipulation, and physical theatre.
We have run choreographic residencies and processes at Bath Spa University MA and BA level, UCLAN, Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company, Dance Blast, Dance Manchester, Salford University and University of Wales -Trinity St Davids.
What people say about us...
"Beth and Eithne lead their projects with mountains of energy and creativity and manage to get the very best out of the students in return.
They create a wonderful atmosphere in the studio in which students can share and develop ideas both individually and as part of a collective."
Sarah Alexander, Bath Spa University
Since formation Kapow have been commissioned to work with community groups, university students, college students, and schools groups across the UK.
Check out the residencies below.
MANCHESTER COLLEGE & EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY
"Kapow’s concept was fun and engaging and the choreography excited and challenged the students. Their innovative use of props and physicality made the work a visual draw for public audiences, accessible, lightly humorous but exploring environmental themes and the inspiration of the new tree sculpture in Whitworth Park." Deb Ashby - Dance Manchester
Kapow were commissioned by Dance Manchester to work with students from Manchester College and Edge Hill University to create a dynamic response to an artwork at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester for Warp Festival.
We ran sessions at the college and university and then brought the group together for a 5 day intensive leading up to the performance. We set tasks and craft choreography with the student's devised material, enabling the final product to be crafted as a collaborative effort and their creative voice to come through.
Here's a film of the process at The Whitworth...
MONMOUTHSHIRE YOUTH DANCE COMPANY
'A GREY DAWN BREAKING'
"A girl goes down to the sea shore, as she's watching the waves she feels compelled to dive into the water. She finds herself in the mysterious, unseen world under the surface of our oceans. Quickly she realises that we, as humans, are connected with this place and the effects of our actions have serious consequences."
Kapow were commissioned by Dance Blast to work with Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company (MYDC). We based the work on the state of marine environments and the human impact and responsibility involved.
The students were really inspired and enjoyed digging into the themes physically and through discussion and reflective writing. We devised and crafted the piece over 8 days, and it was performed at The Dance House, National Dance Company Wales and in their home town, Abergavenny Borough Theatre.
See a video of the work below
PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
'THE GREAT SCIENCE GROOVE'
"We got our Groove on with over 89 students interpreting what it meant to be a scientist at this year's Great Science Share, bringing the arts & science together through dance for the 1,000 strong crowd.
Choreographed by Kapow Dance,
the Great Science Groove was performed by primary & secondary schools from Manchester and Bury to the orchestrated sounds of The Hallé. It provided a special opportunity for everyone to join in, dancing & singing along." Dance Manchester
The Great Science Groove was a community project bringing together students from different primary and secondary schools as well as teaching a mass participation flash mob style sequence learnt by many more.
We worked in each school to choreograph sections then brought everyone together for a mass rehearsal and performance in The Etihad Stadium to a student orchestra led by the Halle Youth tutors.
Video documentary of the day below