Let’s Dance European Project (2016 – 2018)
YDance was part of the overarching European project Let’s Dance – a community dance project offering young people and other artists in Germany, Netherlands, Scotland and Spain the opportunity to build their experience in community dance through a series of local and exchange workshops.
The project aimed to inspire new creative work through artistic co-production and engage new dance audiences across Europe. As part of this, YDance delivered Horizons – an inclusive youth dance company for dancers with a range of abilities, aged 14 to 25.
Through a series of 3-day intensives and monthly rehearsals dancers worked on creative and contemporary movement classes with choreographer Kelly Shearer to create a new piece of work which was shared and performed with groups from across Europe as part of an international exchange. Even though the Let’s Dance project has ended, Horizons remains as one of YDance’s core projects under our Participation area of work.
Horizons was part of the international Let’s Dance project delivered with international partners Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales (Granada, Spain), DeLOOPERS (Bremen, Germany) and Keunstwurk (Leeuwarden, Netherlands.)