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Review from Italy!!

Posted on 30 April, 2013 at 14:14 Comments comments (0)
Review from Italy:


Sunday, April 13 at the Teatro Civico of La Spezia was held a dance show conceived and designed by the dance school of Penny Crump. To allow her students to have an experience of different dance styles she invited from London Anna Watkins, dancer, choreographer, and founder of her company Watkinsdance with the special guests of two of her dancers Ellen Yılma and Petros Trekis. 

 The show developed into something extremely interesting, in which the experimentation of the body reached levels of cutting-edge research. Nothing was left to chance but everything was based on the essential. The human body was the focus of this performance the stage was limited to a few volumes animated with intense but monochrome lighting creating dreamlike effects of undoubted involvement. 

 Mostly percussion music, it wasn't overwhelming but on the contrary forcing concentration on the movements of the dancers who wanted to transmit something deep and personal. A large part of the show, the entire first Act, has been dedicated to creative Dance tought by Elisabetta Vittoni, choreographer and dancer with an important role in the choreography of this show. She was also responsible for the initial performance in the form of video that introduces the concept of creative dance, which express personality through the creation of free movement where it is important to improvise.

 The second part was built and choreographed by Anna Watkins, the first two pieces performed by the students of the school, while the last one saw the professional dancers from London that accompanied the choreography in a performance built on the theme of the relationship and on the various developments of affection between men and women. 

 The show, complex in concept, revealed, beyond the undoubted skill of the guest british dancers, also the students of Penny Crump's school, already demonstrated on other occasions, to obtain from her pupils, even the smaller ones, a surprising level of professionalism that makes these shows really enjoyable by all lovers of dance. 


Fantastic performance in Italy!!

Posted on 14 April, 2013 at 13:33 Comments comments (0)
First International performance of 'Inseparable' fantastic response. Amazing performance, so proud of the students, dancers and everyone involved. Will be sad to leave Italy and the wonderful people we have worked with!!! Truly amazing experience and amazing dance school. Thank you so much to Penny Lombardi, Mia Jasmin Lombardi, the fantastic students,  Ellen and Petros, all the wonderful people who made it happen and supported the show - fantastic performance!!

Performance Day!!!

Posted on 14 April, 2013 at 8:04 Comments comments (0)
Amazing tech and run through in Italy, the students are looking great, very proud of them so dedicated and are doing the work justice. Ellen and Petros are looking amazing, can't wait until the performance later, time to be fierce!!!

In Italy!!!

Posted on 9 April, 2013 at 6:52 Comments comments (0)
Had an amazing first day yesterday in Italy. Being looked after very well, started creating on the students here. Looking forward to our next rehearsal later on today. Very exciting and great atmosphere!!

New member to our team: Jennifer Teale

Posted on 3 April, 2013 at 13:14 Comments comments (0)
We are pleased to announce a new member to our team, Jennifer Teale will be joining us as Education Co-odrinator. We are very much looking forward to working with her!!

Exciting News: ITALY

Posted on 11 November, 2012 at 20:44 Comments comments (0)
Exciting news: Choreographer Anna Watkins has been invited to Italy  in 2013 to perform one of her works and create two short pieces on dance students over there.  We are very excited to be doing such a great collaboration and more information will be released in due course. 

Summer Intensive 27th - 30th July 2013 Age 14-19

Posted on 11 November, 2012 at 20:41 Comments comments (0)
Fantastic opportunity coming up. WatkinsDance will be holding a Summer Intensive 27th July - 30th July 2013 Age 14-19. For more information please go to our 'News' page. 

Bookings are now open. Spaces are limited!!


Resolutions! 2013 Meetings

Posted on 20 October, 2012 at 12:00 Comments comments (0)
We have now had two meetings for Resolutions, very helpful, supportive and informative. Great to meet new artists and share our ideas. Looking forward to the outcome of it all, very exciting! 

Next meeting in December! Lots of work to do between now and then!

Saturday 13th October The Female Choreographers Collective

Posted on 20 October, 2012 at 11:55 Comments comments (0)
Thoroughly enjoyed being apart of The Female Choreographers Collective on Saturday the 13th October 2012. We presented 'Inseparable' performed by dancers: Ellen Yilma and Travis C Knight. Thanks again to you both, you were fantastic, well done Travis for taking on the role so well in a short time frame. Great to have such hard working dancers. Well done to Holly Noble and Jane Coulston for their launch of this great new platform. Great to see works by other female choreographers: Holly Noble of A.D Dance Company, Jane Coulston of Beyond Repair Dance and Lucia Piquero of  Diciembre Dance Group.

Will continue to support them and hope to see more in the future!


Resolutions 2013!! 19th January!!

Posted on 30 September, 2012 at 9:14 Comments comments (0)
Exciting news, we have been selected for Resolutions 2013. We will be performing 'Inseparable'. Make sure you save the date: 19th January 2013. See you there!