Attuning to Collaboration

Attuning to Collaboration Jamie McCarthy & Joanna Young Earlier this year at the beginning of the summer, a small group of dance artists, choreographers, musicians and composers gathered in Cardiff for a two-day workshop.  With support from Tŷ Cerdd, Groundwork invited composer Jamie McCarthy and myself to facilitate a workshop around collaboration between dance and…

Join the Groundwork team

Groundwork is evolving and we’re looking for someone new to join us in the plotting, planning and execution of our dance development programme. Job Description: Groundwork Collective Member Offer: 4 months, starting mid-August to mid-December, 12 hours per month. Total 48 hours. Rate: £15 per hour. We’re looking for one more team member to join…

Gender Guerillas

Reflections from a talk with Amy Bell – ‘Gender Guerillas’, part of Groundwork’s discussion series ‘Representation of the People:ACT’. This is a set of notes from ‘Gender Guerillas’ – it does not represent any individuals voice, neither are they a complete or coherent record. They are not definitive statements, rather thoughts aired and points of…

‘ACT’ – looking back and moving forwards

2018 is the centenary of women first achieving the right to vote with the Representation of the People Act of 1918. With a desire to celebrate this, the team of Groundwork women and myself set about curating a mini series of events.  The current climate of sex abuse scandals the #metoo campaign and ongoing discussion…

Responding to place with Rosemary Lee

What a group gathered for Rosemary Lee’s workshop in September! We had people come from as far afield as Denmark and Portugal to be a part of Responding to Place as well as those from West Wales, South Wales, Bristol and London. As soon as we all sat down together to do introductions you could…

Crowdfunding for one-year of Groundwork Pro!

There’s just a few days remaining on our Crowdfunding campaign and we’ve still got a way to go to hit our target! We are looking for the final £1,000 we need to run our year-long programme of professional dance development opportunities. Our classes, workshops, events and studio space fill a large gap in provision and…

Calling Wales-based dance teachers

Groundwork pro is looking for three Wales-based teachers to lead a one-off professional morning class during Groundwork’s autumn term.   In a week we are calling ‘Pick and mix’ from the 22nd– 24th of September, a different Wales based practitioner will be invited to teach each morning session. Groundwork Pro would like to support the…

1st weeks of class with Sean and Patricia

We’re two weeks in to our program of professional class and its been a brilliant two weeks. Week one was with Sean Feldman – it’s always a pleasure to be in a room with Sean as he transfers a sense of joy in moving and a warm acceptance of everyone and everything. Class was open,…

The Launch

3, 2, 1, blast off… launch initiated! The Groundwork Pro Launch went off with a bang, 16th May the team assembled at Nofitstate Four Elms meeting room armed with nibbles, Pimms, a projector and a whole lot of pent up excitement and suspense. We knew 20 had booked but were unsure how many people might…