This February half-term, nine young people from Oxfordshire aged 13 – 18 took part in our very first outreach project for teenagers. The group spent three days working with dancers from the acclaimed Mark Bruce Company – last seen at the North Wall with two sell-out performances of their stunning, award-winning version of Dracula.
Using Bram Stoker’s classic text as a springboard, the dancers explored new ways of fusing dance and theatre to tell a story. The project culminated in a work-in progress sharing on Friday 20th February.
“I enjoyed the workshop because it was not easy, it was challenging (that’s good!) Also I liked that everyday was a different experience on what it was like to be part of the company. I learnt how to act out a story from dancing and how your facial expression and the shape of your hands is really important. The most enjoyable aspect was the showing at the end because I love performing!” – Lily, aged 13
All Photos by Ashley R. Good