Birds and Beasts are an alternative pop/folk duo based in West Yorkshire, their union started in Huddersfield with a mutual love of animals and music.
Programme to include works by Piazzolla, Bartok and Messiaen plus Macedonian folk music and music inspired by that of Brazil.
This workshop combines skills and applications of somatic researches that include release techniques and body mind practices such as Body-Mind Centering® systems and patterns of development and evolution, embodiments of Contact Improvisation, and tunings of somatic approaches within solo, duet (strong emphasis on partnering) and ensemble dancing.
A weekend of performances: Words and Actions from Jonathan Burrows, Katye Coe, Francesca and Matteo Fargion, Wendy Houstoun, Charlie Morrissey
Kinship Workshops take participants into rural landscapes to spend time in nature. The focus of the work is how somatic and embodied experiencing can facilitate change in the way we relate to nature, landscapes and other animals.
Wendy Houstoun is a movement/theatre artist who remains committed to finding new forms to address her themes. Over the years, her work has developed a uniquely distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour. Since 1980, Wendy has worked extensively as a solo performer, and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work challenges, enriches, and extends the boundaries of, dance and theatre.
A firm Hebden Bridge favourite, Manchester-based jazz guitarist Stuart McCallum returns to Wainsgate after his appearances with The Breath and with singer/songwriter Zoe Kyoti, for what promises to be a most delightful concert.
Tuning Scores (originated by Lisa Nelson) is a dance practice that unveils sense desires as motivators; movement as collateral choreography; time as music and rhythm; space as palette and environment.
Described recently as The Godmother of Improvisation, Katie Duck has influenced and inspired generations of dancers through her performing and teaching. This will be a great opportunity to work with her over two days on a rare visit to the UK.
Wainsgate Winter Bazaar welcomes you to their third seasonal event at Wainsgate Chapel on Sunday, 2nd December 2018, 11.00am to 5.00pm. Come along for live music, licensed bar, tea/cakes and fabulous ideas for Christmas gifts from exhibitors Hammered & Wired, Rob Hopper, London Stone Studio, David Anthony Jarrett, Linda Spiteri, Susy Nicholson, Elgar Shirts, Majdi’s […]
Theo Clinkard and Leah Marojevic are currently conceiving a series of duet scores to perform together in galleries, museums and other non-theatre spaces
This workshop explores solos and duets and is informed by Charlie and Scott’s own movement investigations.
Joining Aron at Wainsgate Chapel will be Leighton Jones on piano: a fantastic musician and songwriter in his own right. Also singing and playing various instruments will be local talent Kate Radford.
This workshop will explore different resources within the body and space for generating movement and material while at times using voice, touch and spoken word.
A weekend of concerts, workshops and impromptu performances given by choirs and vocal ensembles, loosely themed on peace, love and understanding: 100 years on from the end of the 1st World War. (PLEASE NOTE: Saturday’s events are at The Birchcliffe Centre, Sunday’s at Wainsgate Chapel)
Recital of contemporary pieces for solo marimba “A superb performance from an amazing young musician” Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2011Andrew Thomas: Merlin Joseph Schwanter: Velocities Paul Lansky: Three Moves for Marimba Steven Mackey: See Ya Thursday David Lang: String Of Pearls Philippe Hurel: Loops IV Joe has performed all over the UK and […]
This workshop is for anybody interested in improvising with others using movement and text. We will work alone, in pairs and as a group, practicing moving and using our voices together.
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A chance to look around this superb Grade II* listed building with tea and cakes, Wainsgate history exhibition, piano and organ recitals, open studios and art exhibitions
In the mornings we’ll look at some principles of floorwork, through the material of Flying Low. FL is a technique initiated by David Zambrano that uses simple movement patterns and principles to dance our whole selves in, out and along the floor…