3MOTION community dance
The community of dancers attending 3rd Stage technique classes is larger than ever. We recognise that for many, this experience is enough – but everybody should have the opportunity to develop their skills further. Performance is central to dance. So too, are the stages that a company of dancers share as part of a creative journey from conception to opening night. 3MOTION was devised to provide this experience.
The 3MOTION group assembles through a series of workshops that allow participants to develop and explore movement through carefully structured choreographic tasks and taught phrases. The emphasis is on the enjoyment of moving, creating and being part of a collective. These sessions often culminate in the performance of a finished piece in front of an audience.
There are currently two groups open to class members. 3MOTION Bristol is led by Luke Antysz and 3MOTION Bath, by Anna Heighway, both 3rd Stage dance artists. 3MOTION strives towards high-quality work while acknowledging the different levels of experience of each dancer. All stages of the process are supported, fun and full of collective spirit. The workshops are open to everybody who attends classes, including those who would rather not perform or choreograph but still would like to experience the creation of a group work.
As members of 3rd Stage Dance Company will agree, experiencing the devising process and polishing a work in the run up to performance is a phenomenal experience. If you would like more information please E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been really nice to see others in the group become more confident over the weeks. Through creating this piece together I feel we are starting to get to know each other. And we are now becoming a team. It really has been so much fun and I look forward to it all week!
I’ve been attending dance classes with 3rd Stage Dance for a number of years, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to join 3MOTION and work with other dancers focusing on choreography and performance in an intensive course. The highlight was performing our piece in the Tobacco Factory Theatre, sharing the bill with 3rd Stage Dance company, and performing to a packed out house!
Being part of 3MOTION is an uplifting experience for me. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with dancers from different backgrounds, to learn, create with them and to build enriching relationships. I’m quite a shy person and working in a group like 3MOTION really helps me to increase my self-confidence, to do things I never thought I was able to do and to enjoy dancing even more.
I joined 3MOTION because it is an excellent opportunity to work with a professional dancer/choreographer to create a new and exciting piece, in a relaxed and friendly environment. Although it’s been a while since I last performed – and performance is entirely optional – the choreographer is patient, organised and encouraging, so it feels possible to get back into it after such a long break. It also feels good to be creative again!
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