Company of Elders (Mixed Bill)
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Company of Elders (Mixed Bill)

Since 1989, Company of Elders, Sadler’s Wells’ inspirational resident over-60s performance company, has been demonstrating the power of lifelong creativity and proving it is never too late to start dancing.

IIn this mixed bill they bring new work from exciting choreographers including Adrienne Hart and Seeta Patel. Showcasing their own unique styles, these choreographers draw out new ways of moving from this established company.

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Puzzle Creature Creation
Jul
23
to Aug 17

Puzzle Creature Creation

Neon Dance spend 4-weeks working on new production 'Puzzle Creature' at Swindon Dance. On Friday 10th August we are opening up our creation process to a 'test' audience, if you are interested in taking part contact the company on: info@neondance.org. 

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Lunchtime Talk at Watershed (Bristol)
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Talk at Watershed (Bristol)

Artistic Director and choreographer Adrienne Hart will be sharing plans for her new work Puzzle Creature, inspired by the work of artist / architect duo Arakawa and Madeline Gins. She will reveal early stage designs for an accessible and immersive set, designed by award winning design collective Numen. Hart will also explore and take a wider look at dance, architecture and music in the UK/Japan, alongside the pioneering work of Arakawa and Gins. This is a free event and part of Pervasive Media Studios Lunchtime Talk series. 

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Mahajanaka Dance Drama at Wiltshire Music Centre
Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Mahajanaka Dance Drama at Wiltshire Music Centre

Choreographer Adrienne Hart and Composer/Producer Sebastian Reynolds collaborate with musicians and dance artists from Thailand and the UK to retell the story of Mahajanaka, a shipwrecked prince who survives alone at sea until the goddess of the ocean comes to his rescue. Bringing together east and western musical traditions, this beautiful show fuses ancient and modern. 

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Encounters with Arakawa & Madeline Gins (New York)
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Encounters with Arakawa & Madeline Gins (New York)

A half-day conference on the occasion of the opening of the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery exhibition Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient. The event convenes architects, artists, historians and writers to offer fresh interpretations of Arakawa and Gins’ work and theories in the context of contemporary practices and scholarship.

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Artist Talk / Workshop
Mar
29
1:30 PM13:30

Artist Talk / Workshop

In partnership with Oxford Dance Forum, Neon Dance host a free Artist Talk and Workshop event at Oxford's Old Fire Station. Designed for Oxford based dance artists interested in international collaboration, a 1.5 hour dance workshop led by Neon Dance will be followed by a facilitated talk and Q&A with the award winning Thai dance artist Pichet Klunchun, 'Mahajanaka' Composer / Producer Sebastian Reynolds, and dramaturg Miranda Laurence. 

TO BOOK:- The event is free to attend, but in order to know numbers, please can you book your place in advance by e-mailing Tei Williams on evolutionoxford@gmail.com – booking for either Workshop & Talk OR Workshop Only OR Talk Only
 

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TPAM 2018 (Japan)
Feb
11
to Feb 18

TPAM 2018 (Japan)

TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) is a space where professionals from various places in the world who explore the possibility of contemporary performing arts exchange through performance and meeting programs to gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalization of performing arts. Neon Dance have a table discussion focussed around new work 'Puzzle Creature' as part of TPAM 2018.

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Neon Dance Intensive - Wiltshire Music Centre (UK)
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Neon Dance Intensive - Wiltshire Music Centre (UK)

12-18 YRS: A brand new course for budding dancers and choreographers - join Neon Dance for two days exploring the company's interdisciplinary approach to dance and dance making. This is a friendly and inclusive course for young dancers of all abilities to explore new ways of moving and improve their skills in performance and movement making.

Cost: £50 (2 days)

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Neon Dance in Conversation (Tokyo, JP)
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Neon Dance in Conversation (Tokyo, JP)

Join Neon Dance for an intimate salon with drinks at Reversible Destiny Lofts.

Artistic Director and choreographer Adrienne Hart will be sharing plans for her new work Puzzle Creature. Inspired by the work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins, she will be in conversation with composer Sebastian Reynolds and producer Ian Abbott.

Together we'll take a wider look at dance, architecture and music in the UK/Japan alongside the pioneering work of Arakawa and Gins. (Language // English)

For more information about the event: 

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Japan Research Trip
May
22
to May 31

Japan Research Trip

Thanks to funding from Sasakawa Foundation and the Artist International Development Fund, Neon Dance will travel to Tokyo in May 2017 and stay at the Reversible Destiny Loft conceived by artist duo Arakawa and Madeleine Gins. 

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Piano Day at Union Chapel
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Piano Day at Union Chapel

We're really happy to be part of FLOAT's Piano Day event at the Union Chapel in London on the 29th March.

"I loved the idea of presenting one of the most talented urban solo dance artists I know in a context you wouldn't expect. We've therefore invited Frankie J to improvise live at the event between acts, to a series of piano works." - Adrienne Hart (Neon Dance) 

Not to be missed...

Tickets available via Float

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Site-Specific Commission (Bath, UK)
Nov
7
to Nov 11

Site-Specific Commission (Bath, UK)

A promenade performance that leads audiences through The Museum of Bath at Work created on Bath Spa University students. Choreography by Adrienne Hart (Neon Dance) and lighting design by Stuart Bailes. The work will be presented in the museum on Friday 11th November, times to be confirmed.

No booking required, this is a free event. 

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Qendra Multimedia Commission (Prishtina, Kosovo)
Aug
28
to Sep 26

Qendra Multimedia Commission (Prishtina, Kosovo)

Neon's Adrienne Hart has been invited back to Prishtina, Kosovo for a late summer / early autumn creation period with Qendra Multimedia. 

Qendra Multimedia is a cultural production company, working in the field of arts and culture since 2002. It's main focus is contemporary theatre and exchange with international partners. The new theatre work created over an intensive month long residency will premiere on the 26th September 2016. 

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Puzzle Creature R&D (PDSW, UK)
Aug
8
to Aug 13

Puzzle Creature R&D (PDSW, UK)

Neon Dance will begin work on its next major production this summer with a residency at Pavilion Dance South West 8th - 13th August 2016. 'Puzzle Creature' has been inspired by the work of Arakawa and Madeline Gin and has been supported by Arts Council England and the Barbican Centre, co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West.     

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Digital Catapult
Jul
12
2:30 PM14:30

Digital Catapult

Dr. Hetty Blades approached Neon's Adrienne Hart in 2016 after being awarded a three-month residency at the Digital Catapult in London. Hetty is running a research project that looks at the circulation of dance online, in relation to questions of value, ownership, and authorship. Hetty became particularly interested in Neon's Empathy behind the scenes film series, and how the company negotiate value, ownership, and authorship in the online space.

Adrienne will be meeting with Hetty in London on the 15th June and 12th July in order to support her project. Findings are expected to be published later in the year. 

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Sadler's Wells Summer University
Jul
4
to Jul 15

Sadler's Wells Summer University

Neon's Adrienne Hart is part of Sadler's Wells Summer University (2015 - 2018) and will return to Sadler's Wells for a two-week intensive this summer. Summer University offers 15 dance professionals the chance to take part in a four year project, meeting for two weeks each year to share work, hear talks, explore methodologies and philosophies of performance making and extend their own practice through self-study and focussed interventions.

 

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