Thursday, 14 October 2010

C-12 announce new tour date: Drill Hall Feb 15th

C-12 Dance Theatre is delighted to announce that "The Chair", C-12's first National Tour, continues into Spring 2011 with Lincoln's Drill Hall. A wonderful venue which is full of varierty with it's high quality programming.

Booking details to follow shortly.

C-12 Dance Theatre

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Dance Vote 2010: Please Help Today

Dance UK has launched an updated version of the DanceVote website ( – you can now easily and quickly email your local councillor responsible for arts and culture, as well as your local MP. We’ve changed the message send so that you can tell them you are worried about funding cuts, and most importantly, tell them what impact cuts will have on your life and dance activity in your area.


This campaign will be running over the next fortnight to the Comprehensive Spending Review and beyond, when funding decisions will still be being made by local politicians and Arts Councils. MPs will remain interested in what’s going on in their local constituencies and how cuts are impacting on the lives of local voters, so it is still important to contact them over the coming months.

How DanceVote ties in with other lobbying campaigns to save arts funding:

You may be aware that there are several campaigns running at the moment to appeal to Government to protect arts funding. Dance UK supports these campaigns and is working with the organisers to co-ordinate our messages.

DanceVote is different from the Save The Arts and I Value The Arts lobbying campaigns because it directly connects you, as a local constituent, with your local politicians. It is the personal stories and the local communication that will have the biggest impact on politicians who have to consider the views of their local residents.

•For more information on the ‘I Value the Arts’ campaign, led by the National Campaign for the Arts, go to (lots of tools you can use on this site including tags for your facebook page, advocacy toolkit, etc).
•The ‘Save the Arts’ campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK. For more information on Save The Arts go to They need 100,000 signatures for their petition to secure a debate in parliament about funding cuts.

Many thanks,

C-12 in St Albans Saturday Oct 9th

C-12 Dance Theatre presents The Chair. This emotionally charged double-bill of dance-inspired physical theatre has been captivating audiences since the premieres in Sweden and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The first piece, Enough, is a female duet about the struggle of living with a burden. The title piece, The Chair, fuses theatrical narrative with fluid dance and movement to tell the story of a man who is forced to face his past.

Murder, torture and forgiveness are explored through one man’s discovery of his past. What is the truth behind this individual’s situation? What will his retribution be? Through this explosive piece of contemporary dance theatre C-12 Dance Theatre will take audiences on a journey into one
man’s experience of justice.

Starts at 8pm

The Maltings Arts Theatre
The Maltings
St Albans

telephone - 01727 844222

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Feeling matter what (C-12 at Hammersmith Apollo)

Feeling Great… no matter what
An inspirational evening, a talk with powerful insights, an experience of meditation.
With Dadi Janki, Raie the Band & C-12 Dance
Theatre Thursday 12 August 2010 7.30-9.00pm (Doors open 6.30pm).
More information: or (020) 8955 1935

Do you find all the pressures of modern life can be tiring and sap your energy? Is it really possible to feel great even when facing challenging times and stressful situations? Discover how to feel great no matter what you’re up against.

Speakers: Dadi Janki At 94 years of age, Dadi Janki has experienced first hand how meditation and focusing on what is true can create an extraordinary life. A woman of boundless energy and presence, she travels the world engaging and empowering individuals. Dadi Janki is the Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.
Sister Jayanti: Sister Jayanti, a spiritual teacher, writer and broadcaster, with a vision and experience that is truly global and deeply spiritual. Born in India, she has lived in England since the 1950s. Sister Jayanti is European Director of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and their NGO Representative to the United Nations, Geneva.

Performers: Raie the Band: Raie delivers an eclectic blend of soul, jazz, folk and country music. The love and truth from young people continues to be a driving inspiration for singer/songwriter Rachel Bennett, who believes that through harnessing creativity, the arts will continue to transform the lives of young people.

C-12 Dance Theatre: vibrant C-12 Dance Theatre company creates a unique blend of physical dance performance with a theatrical narrative. Established in 2005 by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster, Nasae Evanson and Adam Towndrow.

Friday, 16 July 2010

C-12 Summer School Aug 16th - Aug 20th

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the summer school. This is a fantastic, unique opportunity to work with the Creative Directors of C-12 Dance Theatre and the C-12 company. During the week we will be providing technique classes, teach you an exciting dance choreography and offer the experience of being a part of a professional dance company, C-12 Dance Theatre.

C-12 Dance Theatre begins the London run of their critically acclaimed production “The Chair” at the Arcola Theatre July 28th – Aug 7th. Come and see what you will be letting yourself in for!

These are the details for the Summer School Intensive:
Summer School begins: Aug 16th – Aug 20th
Location: Chancellors School, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 7BN
Parking: Free Parking at the venue
Nearest Station: Brookmans Park
Station to the venue: C-12 will provide a car to pick you up from Brookmans Park everyday, he will leave at 9:30am and 9:45am.
Times: 10am-5pm
Performance Time: 4pm on Aug 20th (Free to watch)
Free: Summer School C-12 T-shirt
Techniques: Ballet, African, Street, Physical Theatre and Contemporary Dance
Choreography: Learn/workshop a dance theatre piece after technique class
Price: Pupils £80, Student/Recent Graduates £100, professionals/adults £120.
Accommodation: Although we do not have accommodation available. We suggest the looking at, local areas are, Hatfield, Brookmans Park, Potters Bar, Welham Green and Welwyn Garden City

If you have problems finding somewhere to stay, get in touch and we will attempt to pair you with another summer intensive guest to share the room.

C-12 does not provide lunch, there will be an hour break to get food however, we suggest you bring in a healthy lunch everyday. C-12 also does not take ant responsibility for injury; however, we do work towards a safe controlled movement lead environment and we will lead an appropriate warm up/cool down. All Directors are CRB checked.

To confirm your place, please fill in the below form and send to us, no later than August 2nd 2010 along with payment.
Any further enquiries email Eleasah@c-12dancetheatre or call her on 07908676504.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Summer School Form

Name: ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬_____________________________________

Age: _________yrs

Size of t-shirt: Small☐ Medium☐ Large☐

Dance ability/experience:

Are you a Pupil/Graduate/Professional/Adult? (please circle)

Please list any physical disabilities if any:

Signature: _____________________________

Date of signature: _____________________________

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

C-12 Dance Theatre Summer Intensive

C-12 Dance Theatre are offering a unique opportunity for a group of dancers to work with the choreographers and dancers of C-12 Dance Theatre for one week (Mon-Fri) towards the end of August. If you have just graduated, looking at getting into dance or if you are looking for a way to do class everyday, keep fit and learn a physically explosive piece of dance theatre, this is for you!

Each day will begin at 10am and finish at 5pm.

A professional class in the morning, focusing on a different dance technique per day. This is followed by learning/devising a sequence in the afternoon.

At the end of the week, you will be able to perform your piece you have been working on. This will be FREE for all to watch.

No dance experience needed and this will take place for one week in August at Chancellor’s School, Hatfield.

You will also receive a FREE C-12 Summer School T-shirt.

For prices, including student discount, please contact Final details, including dates, will be given once you have contacted us.

Kind regards,

C-12 Dance Theatre

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

"The Chair" TOUR

C-12 Dance Theatre presents The Chair. This emotionally charged double-bill of dance-inspired physical theatre has been capturing audiences since the premiers in Sweden and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The first piece Enough, features a female duet struggling to deal with living with a burden. The title piece, The Chair uses theatrical narrative with fluid dance and movement work to tell the story of a man who is forced to face his past.

"Emotions searing through their bodies and flying out through the looks on their faces is absolutely beautiful to watch" *****(5 stars) Fringe Review 2009

July 28th-Aug 7th (no Sun show) Arcola Theatre, London, 0207 5031646
October 9th The Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans, 01727 844222
November 4th, North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, 01865 319 450
November 9th Stahl Theatre, Peterborough, 01832 273930,
November 10th Stahl Theatre, Peterborough, 01832 273930,
November 11th Rich Mix, London, 020 7613 7498,
November 18th Norwich Playhouse, 01603 598598,
February 17th 2011 Riverfront, Newport (Wales), 01633 656757,
April 28th 2011 Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 01743 281 281,

"60x60" Dance Performance

60 x 60 Dance
Sat 24 July 2010
3pm & 8pm
Stratford Circus
60x60 Dance brings together dance and electronic music in an electrifying one-hour performance. This is a one-of-a-kind show, where each minute of the hour you will see a new composer and a new choreographer.

60x60 Dance takes 60 one-minute audio works from an international pool of emerging and established composers and assigns them to 60 local choreographers.

Eclectic by nature, 60x60 Dance offers an unmatched diversity of styles, making for a fast-speed, electrifying performance that never ceases to surprise. Dance influences will range from ballet to breakin’ and everything in between, while music includes neo-romantic, folk, tech-house, noise, rock and everything but the kitchen sink.

The brainchild of composer and producer Robert Voisey, 60x60 started in New York and has grown across the globe. East London Dance, Silke Arnold and Adriana Pegorer present it’s European debut as part of the Create Festival and to celebrate the two year countdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"An express without any delay....It's this kind of madness that makes the cultural world go round."
The New York Times

"C" Performance July 27th, Luton

"C" An exclusive performance of the this theatrical dance theatre production previously performed at The Place, Stratford Circus, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Siobhan Davies Studios, Victoria Park.

This will take place during the Luton Fringe Festival and the performance will take place at The Hat Factory. "C" is a highly charged, physical story about life at a busy station platform. This athletic fast paced piece of contemporary dance theatre explores the variety of characters bumping into one another as relationships are formed in this critically acclaimed work. 6pm.

"Chancellor's School Showcase 2010" Performance

"Chancellors Showcase", July 9th, Hatfield.7pm Featuring the Youth Company "E-Motion" and C-12's adult company performing the female duet "Enough". The first of it's kind. Also performing will be Year 7 and 8 in their school production, plus the choir will be singing, before they head off to do a European tour. For tickets please email,

"Bolero Remixed" Performance July 3rd

"Bolero Remixed" (Image) July 3rd Canary Wharf (with 52 piece orchestra) Check out this unforgetable performance of "Bolero Remixed" featuring the professional dancers of C-12. Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster was the assistant choreographer for this Big Dance production.

Canada Square Park , Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
Sat 3 July 12 midday
FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 60 mins
Presented in association with East London Dance and Newham Welcomes the World

Ravel’s Bolero, one of the most famous pieces of classical music ever written, provides the inspiration for this contemporary fusion of DJ remixed live orchestral music & choreography inspired by the regeneration of East London.

Celebrating the opening of the new DLR Stratford International extension this autumn, this spectacular event integrates an exhilarating fusion of dance & music against the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s breathtaking architecture. Bolero Remixed is choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles with 100 local dancers from Eastlea Community School, Star Primary School, NewVIc, East London Dance Adult Performers Group and C-12 Dance Theatre. Featuring the New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp and DJ Excalibah, Bolero Remixed invites you to experience the creativity and excitement of East London’s dynamic regeneration in action!

Bolero Remixed will provide a spectacular overture to this year’s Dancing City. The programme also features classic orchestral dance favourites by Tchaikovsky, Delibes and Prokofiev as well as new music by Ronald Corp featuring the Newham Welcomes the World Choir and New London Orchestra.

Commissioned by GDIF, East London Dance and Newham Welcomes the World

Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
By Tube: Canary Wharf
By DLR: Canary Wharf
By Bus: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277
By Car: Underground car parks leading to Cabot,
Canada and Jubilee Place shopping malls.
By Thames Clippers: Canary Wharf Pier

"Stealth" Performance June 26th + 29th

"Stealth" Pacey, athletic and electrifying piece of dance theatre. This piece explores the notion clans, people, bodies coming together but only brought together by conflict.
June 26th Big Dance, WalthamstowThe event: Big Screens Live
The Location:
Walthamstow Town Centre
E17 7JR
Nearest Tube: Walthamstow Central
Event Outline: Come to the Big Dance Bus at the BBC Big Screen and experience spectacular performances by professional dancers and local dance groups, join in workshops, learn the choreography for the Big World Dance and find out how to get kids involved in the Schools Pledge. Come celebrate the incredible dance talent in Walthamstow right in the heart of town!

June 29th Big Dance Picnic at Dagenham and Redbridge

C-12 Youth Performance

"Wind" First performed at Live Vibe, Lilian Baylis and now the youth company from Chancellor's School will be performing for the first time in Ipswich.
June 26th E-Motion (Youth Company) at High Voltage, Dance East. 4:30 first performance, 7:30 second performance. Tickets availble at 01473 295230

"Enough" performance

"Enough" female duet which was taken from the original male duet that was performed at the Purcell Room for Dance Umbrella. An emotive journey of carrying the burden of passion, love and loss. Previously performed at Dragonfly Festival Sweden, Actors Expo.
June 17th Patrick Centre, eve.
June 20th Victoria Park, 4pm.
June 24th St Albans, The Maltings, Scratch Event