Sunday, 27 November 2011

C-12's 6th Birthday and Xmas Tea Party

C-12 Dance Theatre are celebrating our belated birthday of 6 years on the planet, a little late, while also celebrating the fact that it is Christmas! Tis the season to be jolly, and the reason to come and join our tea party!! We are inviting you because you are a part of the C-12 Famliy and have supported us to make it to our 6th year!!

Time: 2pm Place: Sacred Cafe, Highbury Studios, Off Holloway Road, N7

Presents and Tea/Coffee: IT IS ON US (subject to availability!!) and you'll get a small surprise!!

#Dance Matters To Me: Open School Platform

Secondary School’s Dance Open Platform

Does your school have a solo, duet/trio and a group dance piece to perform? #Dance Matters To Me is an exciting new open dance platform for Secondary Schools. This platform was designed and produced by professional dance artists who are passionate about providing a professional performing opportunity for schools and pupils. We hope this event will develop each schools dance identity and provide a fantastic dance experience for pupils nationwide. #Dance Matters To Me is a platform which will be available across the country and broken down into localised events.

How it works…..
Each school can submit up to 3 pieces of dance, choreographed by either the teachers/local choreographers or the pupils themselves.

The categories which you can apply…..
1)Solo’s 2)Duets/Trios and 3)Group Pieces. Out of the 3 pieces you have applied (one piece per category), 2 pieces will be chosen per school.

This is a chance for young, local and talented dancers to showcase and perform works outside of their school and at a professional theatre. 10 different schools will be chosen each night.

This production is produced and hosted by Adam Towndrow of C-12 Dance Theatre, a National Touring Company.

#Dance Matters To Me kicks off at The Sandpit Theatre March 17th and 18th 2012. Special Guest performance by Delve Dance Company (, a London based contemporary dance company.

To register your interest, please email

Book tickets visit or call the Box Office: 01727 370067 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting

The SandPit TheatreSandringham School The Ridgeway St. Albans Herts AL4 9NX

Thursday, 17 November 2011

ISAN Adventures in Scotland

C-12 travelled to Scotland on Tuesday evening Nov 16th. Our destination was Glasgow!

After checking in at the Jury's Inn hotel we brushed up on our pitch before heading to the Scottish Modern Art Gallery for a drinks reception. After a couple of glasses we joined artists and producers into a coach which took us to an old church for dinner. Adam went for haggis!! Introducing ourselves to a new network of people that were on our table, the evening was going well.

The lovely 3 course meal included wine which was dutch courage for some.

Wed Nov 17th, Annie and Adam headed to the Young Scottish Theatre in the city centre to set up our table (see picture). Lavishing our stand with posters, pictures, videos and of course a hazard tape/washing line. We introduced our The Van Man production to producers, artists, production companies and festivals from around the country. Overall it was a great success and we have made some fantastic new contacts. There were so many supportive and passionate artists which has made this trip an extremely pleasant one.


Looking forward to next year.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

“Suspect No.4” / Part 2: Through The Looking Glass

Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster (choreographer and concept)
Adam Tonwdrow (production manager)
This is from the Filmmaker Daniel D. Moses who is producing C-12's Dance On Film project "Suspect Number 4" and is blogging the production process; Concept and choreography by C-12's Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster. Here is the original post

C-12 Summer Youth Dance Intensive

C-12 Dance Theatre Summer Youth Dance Intensive - Review

C-12 Dance Theatre held it’s second Summer Youth Dance Intensive in successive years on August 30th – September 2nd 2011. Each day began at 10:00am and finished at 16:00pm. It took place within the East of England region at Chancellor’s School, Pine Grove, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7BN. Chancellor’s School and C-12 Dance Theatre have been partners since 2009, after C-12 helped to choreograph a Christmas production at the school. The youth dance intensive was attended by Chancellor’s and non Chancellor’s young people between 15-18 year olds. Each pupil received a certificate of attendance, a t-shirt and performed what they had learnt to their parents and an invited audience on the last day. Each day, members of C-12 Dance Theatre including Adam Towndrow, Creative Director ran the course. Day one and two had company member Alicia Pattyson and on day three had company member Wayne Summerbell attend.

Each day of the intensive asked something new and challenging, to encourage further development for each pupil. Day one, morning, covered Communication within dance, vocal and non vocal. During the afternoon the pupils explored writing a significant moment in their life and sharing it with a partner, who would respond through movement. Day two, morning, introduced working with Props. In the afternoon pupils created characters, to respond further to day ones text, this included hot seating. Within day one and two, Alicia Pattyson taught some C-12 rep from Damaged Souls. At the end of day two, 2 pieces had emerged, a contemporary commercial piece created by Alicia Pattyson and Adam Towndrow (Firework), and an intense personal contemporary piece created by the pupils facilitated by C-12 (My Story).

Day three, Wayne Summerbell choreographed, with the pupils, a musical theatre piece, with music by Britany Spears’ Lucky. This allowed the pupils to explore and experience a different side to contemporary dance. Day four was about tidying up the 3 works followed by the performance and a presentation. Over the four days the pupils explored text, props, contemporary choreography, solo, partner, group work, musical theatre and characters, resulting in a 25 minute sharing of Lucky, Firework and My Story.

Background notes for Editors:
C-12 Dance Theatre was established in September 2005 by three professional performers – all graduates of Middlesex University. This contemporary dance theatre company was created to perform a diverse range of engaging and dynamic movement achieved by the fusion of classical and modern dance techniques, culminating in a unique and exciting performance style.

C-12 Dance Theatre was primarily established to perform within, and contribute to, East of England and East London Boroughs. The over-arching objective is to encourage schools and communities to participate in dance, both as an art form and for exercise.

For further information please contact:
Adam Towndrow
Tel: 07782 251816
or visit the C-12 Dance Theatre website:

Thursday, 15 September 2011

“Suspect No.4” / Part 1: Chance Procedures

This is from the Filmmaker Daniel D. Moses who is producing C-12's Dance On Film project "Suspect Number 4" and is blogging the production process; Concept and choreography by C-12's Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster. Here is the original post

Monday, 15 August 2011

Set Designer Required

C-12 Dance Theatre requires the following position: Set Designer

C-12 Dance Theatre are a national touring company, an associate company with East London Dance, and are based in London and the East of England. Founded in 2005, C-12 create dynamic, explosive dance productions that engage emotionally with their audiences. The company has a rich and diverse repertoire including site specific and professional theatre touring productions.

A Set Designer is now required to work collaboratively with the Creative Team of C-12 Dance Theatre on a brand new touring production.

There is a one off fee for designing, collaborative planning and building the set which is confirmed, this is subject to Arts Council Funding.

The Van has 2 doors at the back, 2m wide x 4m deep and approx 2 meters in height. The Van is hired and the idea is that you will be able in corporate a removable rig/set so we can give the Van back after each hire.

Job Description

• Experience of designing and building sets

• Experience of making sets for touring productions

• Experience of site specific work

• Works within London/East of England

• Able to work within a collaborative capacity

• Able to manage their own budget

• Able to manage their time and adhere to deadlines

Please send a covering letter of interest and CV to Subject heading “Set Designer”.
The building of the Set will be at the beginning of 2012 but preliminary design ideas will be required next month to comply with an Arts Council bid.
Any questions regarding the position or production, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the production manager Adam Towndrow, 07782251816,

Many thanks,

C-12 Dance Theatre

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

C-12 Youth Summer Dance Intensive

C-12 Youth Summer Dance Intensive
Get creative and fit before the new term!

Aug 30th – Sept 2nd
Exclusively for 12 – 18 year olds
Each Day 10am – 4pm

C-12 is delighted to announce their Youth Summer Dance Intensive 2011. This will be C-12’s second summer school, building on their first successful summer school in 2010. The week will be a fantastic opportunity for young people in Hertfordshire and local areas to work with a professional national touring dance company for an intensive period of time.

Each day there will be a new exciting routine to learn; from commercial contemporary dance as well as theatrical narrative based contemporary dance. The students will also be taught on how to create their own pieces with guidance and support. Technique will start each day, building strength and stamina for young dancers.

The final day will be a FREE performance for the parents and friends to see. Each pupil will be given a C-12 Summer School T-shirt and certificate for recognition of their attendance.

It will be based at Chancellor’s School, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire.

C-12 Dance Theatre History
C-12 Dance Theatre was established in 2005 by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster, Nasae Evanson and Adam Towndrow. Their style is contemporary dance theatre, focusing on an emotional connection with their audience. C-12 is an Associate Company with East London Dance.

The directors of the company have worked with the likes of Wayne McGregor, Zoo Nation and their works have included the prestigious International Dance Umbrella Festival 2008 and 2009. C-12 have recently completed their first UK Tour of The Chair which previewed for 2 weeks in London’s Arcola Theatre and was at the Edinburgh Fringe.

If you are interested in booking a place, please do get in touch and we will send you a booking form on 07782251816 or email It will cost £60 per student for the full 4 days.

Kind regards,

C-12 Dance Theatre

Monday, 20 June 2011

"Damaged Souls" Performance

C-12 Dance Theatre introduces the very latest electrifying piece, "Damaged Souls". The world premiere is at Live Vibe July 16th. Please click here to see a short trailer

“Damaged Souls” is Choreographed by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and Directed by Adam Towndrow. This physical and theatrical piece will have you on the edges of your seats, some of the finest movement C-12 has ever produced. This is their first piece since the UK tour of The Chair.

Bodies dragged, bodies carried, bodies in a bag.

Booking Info:
Online booking for Live Vibe:- then click Redbridge Dance Festival BOOK NOW! Or telephone Kenneth More Theatre box office 0208 553 6644 Tickets are £10.00, concessions £8.00 photo ID must be produced at entry.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

C-12 DANCE CLASS - Registration

C-12 Dance Theatre Open Class Registration

Class Information
C-12 Dance Theatre opens contemporary dance theatre.
C-12 Dance Theatre invites you to their open class sessions inspired by contemporary dance/theatre techniques. This is an exhilarating, high tempo infused dance class with movement from various styles ranging from capoeira, salsa, street dance and jazz, all embedded within the contemporary technique to give participants an exciting new approach and experience to movement. This will help build your dance vocabulary, stamina and self confidence while having a fun at the same time. The class is lead by the choreographers of C-12 Dance Theatre, national touring company and an Associate Company with East London Dance.

Starting: Friday March 25th
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Prices: £55 for 10 weeks
Discounts: Students/Unemployed/Equity Price: £50 for 10 weeks
Drop in Price: £5.50

Location: Chisenhale Dance Space, E3 5QZ
Getting Here
By Tube:
Central, District or Hammersmith & City Line to Mile End Station
. Both stations are in Zone 2
. 15 minutes walk to Chisenhale Dance Space (see map).
By bus:
8, 277, 339, D6
. All stop at the Roman Rd/Grove Rd junction. 
3minutes walk to Chisenhale Dance Space (see map).
By car:
Parking is restricted around Chisenhale Mon – Sat until 5.30pm.
You will need to use the meters in the adjacent streets (£2 per hr). 
There is a Disabled parking bay directly outside the building.

Please fill in the form, print off the slip and send to the below address


Dance experience:
Email address:
I, ________ _____________, would like to register for the full 10 weeks which begins March 25th.
To guarantee a place for the full 10 weeks, please send a cheque of £50 to C-12 Dance Theatre, Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster, 30 Bushberry Road, Hackney, E9 5SX. Cheque made payable to C-12 Dance Theatre. You can also send money directly through your bank to Nat West, C-12 Dance Theatre, S/C 601202 A/C 25591606.
Cash will be accepted on the door each week.
For any questions regarding the class, please get in touch with us on 07782251816 or


Monday, 17 January 2011

Discover Young Hackney: C-12 and Skinners'

C-12 Dance Theatre, Associate Artist with East London Dance, have begun

their choreographic weekly sessions at Skinners' Academy, with a positive

and enthusiastic uptake from the students. Ranging in age and ability, the

students are focused and engaged with this new choreography, led by Creative

Directors Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and Nasae Evanson. Annie incidentally

is no stranger to Skinners', as she to was a pupil at the school. Many

teachers at the school from her time there in the 90's are there today, all

are pleased to have her back. Rehearsals are going very well and the

students are excited and nervous at the prospect of the performance at the

Empire Feb 4th. Watch this space!