Groundwork: moving into 2019 and 2020!

    In case you hadn’t heard, and with huge thanks to your support and that of our partners, we have been successful in securing Arts Council of Wales FUNDING FOR ANOTHER 18 MONTHS OF GROUNDWORK PRO! From January 2019, we can continue to offer a programme of classes, workshops and events to nurture your practice, fuel your creativity and provide a valuable sense of community amongst…

    SEEDS artists blog

    Here’s a quick update from Luke and Natalie, who are two of our SEEDS artists in residence. They will be sharing their work alongside Shakeera Ahmun at Chapter Stiwdio, 3pm, Saturday 15th December: It’s Thursday morning.  We’re having a really lovely time.  It feels new and unknown and focused. We’ve been talking a lot, making…

    SEED Artists: Shakeera Ahmun, Luke Divall and Natalie Corne

    Thank you so much to all who applied for our SEEDS Residency and made for a challenging selection process. Introducing our selected SEED artists taking residence at Chapter December 10th – 15th:  SHAKEERA AHMUN ‘My diverse upbringing has strongly influenced me to explore a sense of community and bond, through movement and music. I will portray these values…

    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…

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The River – Our Fluid Bodies led by Simon Whitehead

A two day workshop which we held in partnership with Dawns i Bawb in Caernarfon, North Wales. The River, our fluid bodies was a 2-day movement workshop that took its motivation from Caernarfon’s two rivers; a place of confluence, a place shaped by the movements and boundaries of water and the possibilities of fluidity- of…

Artists surgery with Zosia Jo – Friday 11th October

After class with Ben McEwen at Chapter, Cardiff Please note, there will be no artists Surgery in September, but on 11th October, Zosia Jo will be available after class at Chapter. Do you have a question about our program? Do you want to have an informal chat about what we offer or how you can…

Artist Surgery Friday 12 July

Zosia Jo will be on available on Friday July 12th, 11am – 1.30pm, after class with Laila Diallo. Do you have a question about our program? Do you want to have an informal chat about what we offer or how you can benefit? Or would you like advice on funding, management or artist development issues?…

LAB Sharing at NDCWales

Week one – Friday 28th June at 3.00pm
Week two – Friday 5th July at 3.00pm.

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