Levantes work within education predominantly with university students and emerging professionals from the creative arts. This work is comprised of production commissions, university partnerships for regular degree show preparation and through revisiting venues and development relationships. As a result of this work Levantes have been able to offer employment to a number of young artists with subsequent productions.
Working within schools with younger students is something Levantes are always keen to do. Their energy, creativity and openness is infectious and it is great to see dance as a popular choice in schools.
Exploring movement vocabulary and group dynamics improves communication skills and provides exercise through a creative process.
The aim for L.D.T. when working in any education capacity is utilising the participants creativity, avoiding a prescribed style, or teaching excessive repertoire and favouring instead choreographic structure which encourages individual responses to subject matter. The exchange of ideas is valued above a shorter term ambition to produce material.
The workshops are always fun, energetic and colourful, making use of music, props, costume and humour in the process.
For more information about workshops and school visits, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Levantes Dance Theatre’s work has the potential to communicate to a range of audiences
- A general dance audience will appreciate the choreography and highly visual design.
- A theatre audience will appreciate the narratives, however fragmented, that are based in real life experiences.
- A broad age range will appreciate the work.
- An international audience will appreciate the work with its visual narrative.
- The eclectic soundtrack includes a wide variety, from classic pop, jazz, european music and the work of a number of independent musicians, which many audiences have found accessible and entertaining; some of the main feedback from the previous shows was how much of a hit the soundtrack was. This was used to engage new audiences with the work and was particularly effective for marketing purposes.
- The Levantes’ journey is particularly inspiring for young artists. From forming the company while at University in 2005, the Levantes story begins as a tentative tale of small success leading to recognition from national and international venues and promoters alike.
Sun Kissed is part of Progression: an ongoing project from GLYPT that connects creative young people aged 16 to 25 with professional artists. www.glypt.co.uk
Choreography: E. Edipidi & B. Harrison
Performers: Progression members
Costume: Stella-Jane Odoemelam
Stage Manager: Angela Legg
Duration: 20 minutes
Great performances by everyone and really exciting to see such brave and creative work. ‘This Party’: a fantastical and rather indulgent celebration of the absurd and the familiar.
Working on the Choreography for Children Award they won in summer 2012, Levantes started the year creatively with shows at The Place and The Lilyan Baylis, Sadler’s Wells. Duck Man was a hit thanks largely to the wonderful team of people supporting us, with special appreciation for the creative team; Animator Adam Gregory, the Band Honeyfeet, our lovely Dramaturge Lisa Marie Bowler, Photographer Foteini Christofilopoulou and the very talented London Contemporary performers.
Well done to everyone for a fantastic show!
Commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels and The Place, Co-commissioned by Dance East, Supported by MOKO DANCE
Levantes Dance Theatre were wonderful. Their work is infusing.
The sheer physicality of 'Duck Man' was brilliant.
"Duck Man was a picture book fantasy come to life."
Jeffrey Gordon Baker
Great performances from everyone and really exciting to see such brave and creative work.
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