We are pleased to share with you our upcoming performance of The Three Sections, choreographed by Liam Riddick. You may know that in #lockdown2 our three company dancers Catrin, Julian and Georgina worked with Liam creating a new piece: amazingly we achieved this online. The online performance of The Three Sections will be on March 27th at 6pm, tickets available to purchase here. We would be so grateful for your support in this difficult time for artists and for theatre. In the meantime to whet your appetite, we will be showing little teasers, so keep your eyes peeled to our social pages. Here’s Liam chatting about The Three Sections with Sue, Artistic Director of FFIN DANCE
As we move further towards life back in the normal lane, I take the time to reflect on how things have been over the past few months during lockdown. We have been most fortunate to get support from The National Lottery Community Fund, Community Foundation in Wales and more recently from GAVO to keep in touch with our community and find new ways of working together.
Children and young people from our dance faktry have written and sent postcards to members of the community who have been self isolating, those who have been in hospital, those who may have needed a bit of “cheering up” and those who are alone.
Our company dancers and teachers have filmed dance classes and exercises to do at home and they have been posted on social media. We are now in our ninth week of online dance classes via Zoom, having taught 30 classes in that time. The classes are free for the community and we have had some wonderful feedback from parents and the young people themselves.
I think that we are one of the first professional dance companies in the UK to announce our virtual summer dance school. This is free to participants of all ages and abilities and will involve the creation of a new dance film to be screened on August 7th.
We have plans to reopen our café with a take away service as our first step to resuming activity in our beloved Beaufort Theatre
We have found new ways of working and will continue to do that, already we have found that many things can be done differently to good effect.
However, nothing can take away the feeling of being together in a studio – creating, learning, dancing together. Nothing can be as good as the thrill of seeing our Main House full of people coming to watch live performances, maybe for the first time. Nothing can beat the feeling of family that we have at FFIN DANCE
We hope that we will all be together again soon, in whatever way the new normal dictates. Stay safe everyone and keep dancing …