Monday, 26 November 2012

Ballet for Kids, at Deptford Lounge by C-12 in 2013

C-12 Dance Theatre will start an exciting new ballet community dance class next term.  It’s a great way for your child to keep fit and active, learn some dance moves and make friends.  C-12 Dance Theatre is a dance company made up of professional  dancers that have expertise in a range of dance techniques and will be leading the community class.  There are limited places.  

Venue; Deptford Lounge

Start date; January 12th

Duration; 12 weeks

Time; 9:30am – 10:30am

Cost per term; £66.  This can be paid in two instalments (£33 at the beginning of term and £33 mid way through term)

Trial Class; £6.  Subject to availability. Please call/email to arrange.

The class aims to run over 12 consecutive weeks.  If a session has to be cancelled for whatever reason, we will contact you and will add an additional class on at the end.

To Sign up; Pick up a 'sign up' form at Deptford Lounge or contact Adam Towndrow 07782251816, adam@c-12dancetheatre.

Monday, 10 September 2012

EMERGE - Nov 20th - 24th, New work

The Space
269 Westferry Road London E14 3RS
November 20th – 24th 2012

A show full of super heroes, a sofa and some pretty angry women!
Booking Tickets on;
Tel: 020 7515 7799
C-12 Dance Theatre presents the very first EMERGE.  It is a jam packed  evening of 3 new dance theatre works choreographed by up and coming choreographers Miranda Mac Letten and James Williams, plus a special guest choreography by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster performed by C-12 Dance Theatre.

By Miranda Mac Letten

The work is a comical, high-energy performance based on the human psyche’s need to believe in something bigger than ones self. The vocabulary is based on Bob Kane’s 1960’s Batman series. Kane’s cape crusader’s overly exaggerated movements inspire much of the material. The sound track is influenced by Neal Hefti’s jazz arrangement for television and film in 1950/60’s brought up to date with an electronic twist.

20 minutes
In New Light
by James Williams
In New Light is a contemporary dance that is driven by a need to explore. Exploring the relationship between the dancer and Prop, prop and landscape and most importantly landscape and movement. Taking its roots from the ever expanding art of freerunning this work has a fresh relationship with the performance space that will give the audience a need, a want and a desire to explore.
30-40 minutes
Hell hath 
by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
This is an extract of Hell hath is a new theatrical dance theatre choreography by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster, performed by C-12 Dance Theatre and featuring eccentric and powerful female performers.  The concept of the work responds to the phrase 'heaven nor hell hath fury like a women scorned' from “The Mourning Bride” a tragedy play written in the 1600’s by William Congreve. The work features fierce, powerful & disgruntled women, focusing on individual and collective grief.
15 minutes

End of Summer C-12 Highlights

What a summer!!
In 2012 C-12 Dance Theatre was commissioned by Without Walls, supported by Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, created TROLLEYS choreographed by the Award Winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker, performed by C-12 Dance Theatre.
Working with Shaun Parker and his Executive Producer Olivia Ansell on the project, the first rehearsal took place in March 2012 at Hackney Downs Studio, Dalston. Produced by Adam Towndrow and the choreography was assisted by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster, Trolleys has been a huge success, winning the prestigious Argos Award for Artistic Excellence, it has performed all of the UK. The music was created by Nick Wales.
Credits; Brighton International Festival, Inside Out Festival St Andrews, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Winchester Hat Fair, Stockton International Riverside Festival and Mint Fest Festival.
The Van Man
At the end of 2011, C-12 received a Lottery Grants For The Arts Award to create a new outdoor work, The Van Man choreographed by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster.
Rehearsals started in February 2012 in The Albany's garden. This exciting work performed all around the UK and it's last performance was fittingly part of The Albany's Outdoor weekend.
Credits; Stahl Theatre Oundle, Dalston Square East London Dance + Hackney Council, St Albans Festival, Watch This Space National Theatre, The Freedom Festival Hull, The Albany Outdoors.

Monday, 21 May 2012



Award winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker in collaboration with London's  C-12 Dance Theatre, present TROLLEYS. Music by Nick Wales.

Part dance.  Part ballet.  Part outdoor spectacle.  TROLLEYS is a new ballet for five supermarket trolleys.  Five shopping trolleys randomly appear in a public space. Two meet and fall in love. One grapples to find a friend. Three others revolt and ignite a dance of anarchy.

Trolleys spin, glide and slide in this highly physical, humorous outdoor performance where high-octane contemporary dance, acrobatics and street dance merge with the extraordinary world of trolleys.

Set to a pounding electro-acoustic score, TROLLEYS will tease, thrill and move its audience. You'll never go shopping in the same way again.

"Parker always has something up his sleeve" The Times

“C-12 is a company to watch not just for dancing but for interesting, emotive and powerful theatre.” Fringe Review

Commissioned by Without Walls

Special thanks to the British Council

Photos by Irven Lewis

Monday, 7 May 2012

The Van Man in Oundle

The Van Man
Rehearsing the curtain call

C-12 Dance Theatre performed their first Arts Council Lottery Funded Grants For The Arts production, The Van Man at the Oundle School, Peterborough.

This is the first of many touring dates this summer for the work.

Current the work is confirmed at;

Sat June 16th at Dalston Junction (Hackney Council, Big Dance and East London Dance)
Sun June 17th at St Albans Festival (Town Centre)
Thurs July 12 at The National Theatre's Watch This Space.

The Van Man is about the life of a courier driver, his packages and is performed at the back of his van. It can be performed on grass, pavements, car parks and warehouses.

Choreographed by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
Produced by Adam Towndrow
Music by Kweku Aacht
Production Manager Ben Skipworth
Designer Ingrid Hu assisted by Michael Douglas
Photos and video content Daniel D Moses

Dancers; Chris Linda, Wayne Summerbell and Raquel Gaviria

We hope to see you there!

The evening show

Monday, 20 February 2012

The Van Man begins!

Since the announcement just before Christmas 2011 of C-12 Dance Theatre receiving our first Grants for the Arts, Lottery funded project The Van Man, it will finally begin with the full cast. The choreographer Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster had begun the research and development 2 weeks ago, and last week Annie-Lunnette joined up with her assistant choreographer Raquel Gaviria at The Albany to continue to develop the ideas and desired outcomes of the piece. Continually developing the relationships with the Sound and Design collaborators, Kweku Aacht and Ingrid Hu, the ideas which have been exchanging is nothing less than extraordinary and magical. C-12 Dance Theatre has such a positive and talented team around them with the support of The Albany, East London Dance and the Arts Council, which brings a confidence which has never been higher.

The Van Man includes some experienced C-12 performers, Wayne Summerbell and Raquel Gaviria, and we welcome a new company member who will play The Van Man, Chris Linda. Chris, auditioned for us last week and his experience, versatility and fresh energy was impressive, he has worked with Rosie Kay, past and current C-12 company members Tilly Webber and Kimberely Clarke. This week is the first week the full cast comes together. And as I write this blog, the Luton Van has just been delivered to my house, and so......the journey begins!


February 11th and 12th C-12 Dance Theatre held their auditions, this year at the wonderful new facility at Deptford Lounge in Deptford, supported by The Albany. A beautiful large studio, warm up studio and the friendly staff made this a comfortable experience for both C-12 and the dancers. C-12 was also supported by company youth members Tommima Lloyd-Winder and Billy Candler, who documented the day and ran the dancers from the registration area to the warm up room.

Featuring on the registration desk was the incredible Nikki Watson from CODA Dance and the lovely Jasmine Middleton from Middlesex University. Wayne Summberbell led the movement with other company members Alicia Pattyson and Jasmine Gregory on the Saturday. The recall which took place on the Sunday, had Adam Towndrow and Wayne Summberbell lead on the Trolleys project and Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and Raquel Gaviria lead on The Van Man project.

The combination of C-12 rep, Trolleys choreography and The Van Man material made the audition exciting, full of variety and highlighted the dancers who suited particular projects AND ones who can adapt to all three.

Despite the DLR and the Northern Line being down, we saw 80 people on the Saturday and recalled 40.

Over the next week or so, C-12 will announce the new look company for 2012.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

C-12 Dance Theatre Auditions

February 11th- recall February 12th 2012

C-12 Dance Theatre is looking for highly physical and expressive professional male and female dancers with a minimum of 2 years professional experience for upcoming projects. Including two confirmed exciting outdoor productions.

Project 1: C-12 is looking for a lead male performer for their new outdoor production; The Van Man. Dancers must be trained in a variety of dance styles to a professional standard. Experience of urban dance theatre styles and parkour are preferable. Rehearsals are to take place in London and dancers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates.

Rehearsal Dates: 20th-24th February, 5th-9th March, 12th-16th March, 26th/27th April
Performance Dates: 2nd/3rd May, 16th/17th June/ October and further dates to be confirmed
Fee: rehearsals are paid at equity rate and a performance day fee applies

Project 2: C-12 is looking for one female and two male dancers to work with Award winning Australian Choreographer, Shaun Parker, who will be choreographing a new outdoor work on C-12 Dance Theatre this spring entitled TROLLEYS. Dancers must be trained in a variety of dance styles to a professional standard, and experience of street dance, acrobatics and parkour are preferable. Applicants should have highly physical movement ability, break skills, good upper body strength, street gymnastics and be able to perform in a grungy acrobatic style. Rehearsals are to take place in London and dancers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates.

Rehearsal Dates: 26th-30th March, 23rd-25th April, 7-11th May, 14th-18th May
Performance Dates: 18th/19th May, 30th June, 7th/8th July, 4th/5th August, 31st Aug/1st Sept, further dates to be added.
Fee: rehearsals are paid at equity rate and a performance day fee applies

The above productions are supported by the Arts Council England.

Project 3: C-12 is looking for a small number of male and female dancers to join the existing company, to be a part of various projects and performances over the next two year period.

To be invited to the audition please send your CV, cover letter and photo to by Monday 6th February 10am 2012. The CV would ideally include the photograph and would be no more than one side of A4. Please attach suitable You Tube links and website details to support your application.

Good luck

Friday, 13 January 2012

JOB NOTICE: Dance Workshop Leaders

C-12 Dance Theatre is looking for professional dance artists with teaching experience for upcoming creative learning projects and delivery of workshops.

Dancers trained in a variety of styles are essential. Extensive experience of either one or all of the following: ballet, contemporary, jazz and street dance techniques. Other dance specialisms are welcome.

Teaching projects are predominantly located in Hertfordshire and East London areas; drivers are preferable, but not essential.

Current projects exist on Wednesday and Friday afternoons but a good availability and flexible timetable is important.

Need to be available for projects from 6th February 2012. Application Deadline: 30th January 2012.

Rates of pay: £20-£35 per hour depending on project/location.

How to Apply:
Email for an application form with C-12 Workshop Leader in the subject box.

Please send completed application form, CV and cover letter to stating why you wish to be considered as a dance workshop leader for C-12 Dance Theatre. If you get through the first application stage you may be asked to provide a date when a member of C-12 can attend a teaching session lead by you.

Monday, 9 January 2012

C-12 Dance Theatre in 2012

"Suspect No. 4" Concept/Choreography: Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster

Director: Daniel D Moses

Happy New Year from us all at C-12 Dance Theatre.

2011 was a fantastic year, filled with new adventures, new partnerships and experiences beyond imagaination.

C-12 continued to deliever high quality workshops and youth projects with schools, communities and youth groups including CanDoCo Youth company. "The Chair" completed the final part of the UK tour at Shrewsbury's Severn Theatre in April. During the summer C-12 were commissioned to create our first Dance On Film, "Suspect No. 4". The film was premiered at the final leg of Merce Cunningham Dance Company's last world tour, "Merce Circus".


"The Van Man" Choreography: Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster

Photography: Daniel D Moses

C-12 will be involved in a number exciting projects in 2012.

Beginning with the partnership between C-12 Dance Theatre and Bridge Academy (a strong performing arts school in Hackney, London). C-12 will deliever a number of workshops and create a piece of dance theatre to be performed at the Hackney Empire. Funded by Hackney Council.

C-12 is off to Lincoln to deliver a series of workshops at Drill Hall, continuing the relationship with the company, a fantastic venue and schools in Lincoln.

"The Van Man" is the first ever Arts Council funded production, choreographed by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and produced by Adam Towndrow. This will be created from February - March and tour until October. Very Exciting!

More to follow shortly.......

Thank you for reading.

C-12 Team