River Trust’s Arts on the Waterways initiative in partnership with Matthew
Bourne’s New Adventures, Birmingham Hippodrome and The Lowry is offering a
unique opportunity open to young people in Salford, Manchester and Birmingham to:
Create a brand new piece of dance with
dancers from one of the UK’s most successful professional dance companies.
Embark on an extraordinary canal journey exploring
part of the UK’s 2000 miles of waterways
Perform as part of U.Dance 2016, the National Youth Dance Festival in Salford, Manchester and at Birmingham Hippodrome, one of the UK’s most prestigious
How Do You Get Involved?:
Attend our Open Workshop at The Lowry on Fri 6th May from 6pm-8pm. Book by calling 0843 208 6000 or at The Box Office Counter
Who We Are Looking For?:
aged between 16 and 20 from Salford and Manchester
in and passion for dance even if you don’t have much experience
A sense of
adventure and an interest in gaining new skills
in meeting other young people
What Dance On Water Can Offer You:
opportunity for you to:
Be a part of a truly unique project
Work with dancers from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
and local dance artists
Create a brand new piece of dance and perform it at two
major UK theatres - The Lowry as part of U. Dance 2016, the National Youth Dance
Festival and Birmingham Hippodrome
See the world around you from a totally different perspective by
embarking on a week long journey on narrow boats exploring and experiencing the
canals that have shaped Salford.
Complete an Arts Award
Develop new skills and access pathways into further
Meet new people from a different city.
Dance on Water is a funded project that means there are no fees to pay to be involved. Accommodation, travel and food is all paid for during the journey period. There could be some minimal travel costs to participants for the open workshops, audition and the creative workshop weekend in May. This information will be available at the open workshops.
How do I
You need to apply tp audition for the project by filling in and returning the attached Application Form to Grace.Goulding@thelowry.com.
If you are successful in your application you will be sent details of the times and location of the audition on 14 May in Manchester.
the dates of the Dance on Water Project as this may affect your ability
to be considered for audition*
If successful, you will become one of 20 young people
making up the Dance on Water Company and you will need to be available for
Workshop Audition in Manchester
Workshop in Birmingham
Lowry / 10th Birmingham Hippodrome
Should you have any
enquiries about the project please email Grace.Goulding@thelowry.com or call 0161
Lowry opened on 28th April 2000, bringing together a wide variety of performing
and visual arts under one roof. Opening its door to the best in entertainment
and education in the arts, The Lowry aims to give everyone access to new areas
of creativity and to embrace its broad community.
The Lowry houses two main theatres and
studio space for performing arts (1,730, 466 and 180 seats respectively) presenting
a full range of drama, opera, ballet, dance, musicals, children's shows,
popular music, jazz, folk and comedy and gallery spaces (1,610 metres of floor
space); showing the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions.
The Lowry hosts NorthWestDance:The Lowry Youth Dance Partnership which aims to make dance more accessible to young people in the NorthWest through partnership projects such as Dance on Water and U.Dance 2016, the national youth dance festival.
The Lowry's Centre for Advanced Training in Dance and Commotions Youth Dance Company give young people from the region the opportunity to train towards a career in dance and perform at high profile platforms across the region and beyond,
The Canal & River Trust:
The Canal & River Trust exists
to care for and protect over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers. Over 50% of the
population lives within 5 miles of one of our canals and yet many are unaware
of the nature and heritage on their own doorstep. It is our mission to keep
people, nature and history connected, inspiring people to visit, care for and treasure their local waterways. We
believe that in doing so, their lives can also be changed. This is particularly
important for our nation’s young people.
Through our Arts on the Waterways programme,
supported by the Arts Council, we work with artists and partner organisations.
We use the sublime and freely accessible environment of the canals to open up
the arts to people who might not otherwise access them. The programme includes:
creative activities bringing the history and ecology of the canals alive;
placing visual arts besides the waterways; film screenings, drama and much
Mixing popular appeal with a ground-breaking,
unique theatrical language, wonderful dancers and high-quality production
values, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures is one of the great success stories of
British theatre, having notched up numerous international awards and a
staggering 10 Olivier Award nominations.
best-known for its now legendary Swan
Lake with its corps de ballet of menacing male swans, New Adventures’
intriguing twists on the ballet classics also includes Nutcracker!, Sleeping Beauty,
Cinderella, The Car Man based on the opera Carmen, and Highland Fling based on La Sylphide set in contemporary
Glasgow. Bourne has also been inspired
by film and literature in his innovative productions of Edward Scissorhands, Dorian
Gray and Play Without Words.
Re:Bourne, the charitable-arm of New Adventures invests in
the future of dance and is a crucial mechanism for finding and nurturing the
next generation of dancers, choreographers and audiences. Every year Re:Bourne works with thousands of
young people and emerging artists across the UK and around the world in
schools, colleges, theatres, at festivals and in other places you’d least
expect to find us. In 2014 Re:Bourne collaborated with New Adventures on a new
strand of productions that bring together professional dancers from the company
with young people. Lord of the Flies
toured to thirteen cities across the UK, engaged over 8,000 young people and
played to an audience of over 79,000.
Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit registered
charity, established in 1979. During our 2013/14 financial year, we
presented 404 performances attended by 625,732 patrons retaining our position
as the highest attended single theatre in the UK. This was our best result in
the history of the Theatre Trust and beats all known records for over 50 years.
Our growing programme of creative learning,
community and outdoor performance includes projects such as the Young
Carers’ summer school; the Matthew Bourne ‘Curtain Raiser’ with local colleges;
workshops with the deaf-blind charity Sense and with Age Concern; and the
theatre’s weekly drama classes with special needs experts, Open Theatre.
free Summer in Southside
weekend features the best in outdoor performance, attracting thousands to
our local district. On behalf of Birmingham Arts Partnership,
Hippodrome Creative produced 4 Squares
Weekender to celebrate the opening of the new Library of Birmingham
in 2013; and Birmingham
Weekender (Sep 2015) to celebrate the opening of New Street
Station and Grand Central, and the city’s Rugby World Cup games. Over
the past three years we’ve reached over 300,000 people through the delivery of
major outdoor festivals and events that celebrate our city.