The Remix and Premix

The Remix is an inclusive youth performance company open to young people age 11 -19 both disabled and non-disabled from across Dorset. Premix is a group set up for younger people and is aimed at 7-11yr olds.

The Remix and Premix members include young people with physical and sensory impairments, young people with learning difficulties and non-disabled young people, all with a love of performance and the willingness to stretch themselves and have fun.

This groundbreaking company began as a Cultural Hub project in 2007 when local schools highlighted an opportunity for the formation of an integrated performance group.

Now, in 2018, The Remix has around 45 young people involved and continues to produce fantastic, high quality inclusive performance opportunities for young people in Bournemouth, Poole and across other areas in Dorset.

Over the years The Remix has worked with internationally renowned companies including CandoCo Dance Company, Graeae Theatre Company, Choreographer, KMA , Cirque Bijou and StopGap Dance Company.  They have performed in theatres and spaces all across the South West and in London.

The Remix is managed by Activate Performing Arts. It advocates for and delivers, diversity and equality of opportunity in culture and learning. The Remix team includes qualified care staff who are on hand to assist at all residencies and workshops. The project is overseen by Michaela Shaw, Activate's Producer for Youth dance and Diversity and Project Manager; Jude Allen, based at Activate Performing Arts.

The Remix and Premix meet in school holidays for extended bespoke workshops lasting from 2-4 days, often finishing with a performance opportunity and one Sunday per month throughout the year at locations in Poole, Bournemouth and West Dorset. This is a fully-inclusive, friendly and creative enviromenent and the groups constantly recruit new members to join this exciting opportunity to reach further and achieve even greater things.

There is a very small charge for each Remix session. Bursaries to attend the Remix and Premix are available for families on low incomes, please contact the project manger (details below) in confidence to discuss.

The Remix is managed by Activate Performing Arts. It advocates for and delivers, diversity and equality of opportunity in culture and learning. The Remix team includes qualified care staff who are on hand to assist at all residencies and workshops. The project is overseen by Michaela Shaw, Activate's Producer for Youth dance and Diversity and Project Manager; Jude Allen, based at Activate Performing Arts.

The Remix meet in school holidays for Remix residencies and one Sunday per month throughout the year at locations in Poole, Bournemouth and West Dorset. This is a fully inclusive, friendly and creative company and are constantly recruiting for new members to join this exciting youth company.

The Remix project is funded by Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council, Children in Need and West Dorset Dirstict Council.

For further information about The Remix, and to get involved in The Remix opportunities please contact the  Project Manager : remix@activateperformingarts.org.uk or 01305 260954.

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Remix perform at Complete Freedom Of Truth in Bridport in 2016, photo by Robert Golden

 

Remix Highlights

During the Olympic year in 2012, Remix East took part in ‘Breathe’:

‘Breathe’ was an event that opens the Olympic sailing events in Weymouth for the Maritime Mix Cultural Olympiad by The Sea 2012. The work was an Arts Council "Unlimited" commission awarded to Diverse City who created and delivered the project. The final piece was a breathtaking outdoor performance of circus and dance performed by an outstanding and inspirational cast of 64 disabled and non disabled performers from Dorset and Brazil.This project also enabled some of the Remix company to travel to Brazil to rehearse the performance with their Brazillion counterparts.

Remix East has also  worked with French circus performers to help them develop their circus skills. The young people had an amazing time, developing a piece involving juggling,balancing and gymnastics.The piece entitled "Balansera " was written by a member fo the Remix company. This was all part of the PASS Circus Channel project, a ground breaking European funded Anglo-French contemporary circus initiative.  2014 saw a further development of the PASS Circus Channel project for members of Remix East and West when they worked together with Portrait Dance and young mucisians from schools across Dorset to make an outstanding piece 'Summer Sensation' which they went on to perform at the 2014 Inside Out Dorset Festival as part of the 'Up in the Air' events in Studland in September and again at the Circus Family Fun Day at Lighthouse Poole in October 2014. In 2016 Remix East performed in full costume as part of PDSW's Spring Review Show.

Remix West is over 10 years old and has already worked with musicians, theatre artists and choreographers including Jude Christian, Neil Paris, Johnny Hoskins, Trestle Theatre Company and  Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company. In 2013 they  performed an outdoor piece at the Bournemouth Family Festival  in Meyrick Park  and Dorchester Festival. More recently they have performed a circus based piece at the Inside Out Dorset Festival in Studland as described above. Past feedback from parents and peers has been overwhelmingly positive, remarking on how well the project meshes together children of all backgrounds.In 2016 Remix West performed at Tachi Morris Theatre, Taunton as part of the Spring Forward youth dance platform.

 

Supported by

  • Remix Breathe
  • Remix Breathe Diverse City
  • Remix Breathe Diverse City
  • Remix Breathe