Past Projects 2006

Joined Up Artists (2006-2007)

Our DanceNET and TheatreNET project for 2006-07

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Aimhigher in the Arts Summer School, (August 2006)

Second year of our successful summer school.

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Big Dance, (July 2006)

Between 15 and 22 July there was a celebration of dance all over England.  During Big Dance, there was dancing in the streets, in schools, on islands, in forests, in shopping centres, and in caves.

The week came to a grand finale on Saturday 22 July , when the Arts Council joined with the BBC and hundreds of participants and broke the Guinness world record for the greatest number of people to participate in a dance class simultaneously.

In Bournemouth, the Big Dance Class took place at Bournemouth Pavilion , where Jane White, head of dance at Bournemouth and Poole College , led a specially choreographed class. BBC Radio Solent was on-air live from the event with a special programme between 12 and 1pm and the Big Dance national world record attempt featured live as part of BBC One's Dancing In The Street TV special with Bruce Forsyth.

One hundred and two people participated in the dance class in the ballroom of the Bournemouth Pavilion – and everyone had a lot of fun. The routine was picked up very quickly and whole families joined in the fun. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth and BBC Radio Solent’s Lucy Warhurst were counting the dancers at the event, which was staged by BBC Radio Solent in association with the Arts Council and Activate.

One of the aims of Big Dance is to have a regular biennial event that leads up to the 2012 Olympics and have a lasting legacy for Dance the health benefits it can offer people.

Home?land, (June - July 2006)

home?land was an inspiring script writing project for 13 – 19 year olds in North Dorset

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Cultural Hub

Progression routes for young People (May-September 2006)

Activate commissioned Zannah Doan to undertake a feasibility study into the best way to ensure children and young people in Bournemouth & Poole have accessible and creative guidance routes to information that will guide their studies or career in cultural fields and that will signpost them to cultural activities.

The work was commissioned in partnership with Wave, the arts in education agency for Bournemouth and Poole and the Cultural Hub.

Zannah has consulted widely with young people, the education sector, creative industries support organisations and youth agencies and will be delivering a report with her recommendations to the Cultural Hub partnership in September.

Youth Arts Management for Theatre Course, (May-June 2006)

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Tower - a dance, music, photography installation & community project, (April - June 2006)

Three artists, dancer Katy Lee, photographer Vincent Large and composer Paul Weston took 1 dance solo to 3 different towers and created a tapestry of images associated with towers in movement, sound and photography.

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THEATRE = RISK?, (March 2006)

An event that explored risk and theatre through performance, workshops and discussion.

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Small-scale Tour, (March 2006)

StopGAP - Triple Bill: Double Booked; Corpus; Fried
Rejects Revenge: The Steppe Brothers

Activate, with Dorset Theatre Promoters Consortium, brought two exciting companies to a space near you! StopGAP and Rejects Revenge, companies with international acclaim performed in Dorset in March 2006.

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Homegrown, (February 2006)

The first platform of new performance work from Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

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Follow Up Workshops, (September 2005 - July 2006)

The funding received for the Aimhigher in the Arts summer school in 2005 also allowed for follow up workshops to take place in the following months. Due to the geographic spread of the students we ran the follow-up workshops once a month alternating between Dorchester (Dorchester Arts Centre) or Bridport (Bridport Arts Centre) and Poole (Lighthouse). The workshops began in September 05 with an evaluation element for the summer school and will continue through to July 06. In September we contracted Sammy Hurden to run a music workshop as part of the evaluation day, but the rest of the workshops focused on dance and theatre.