Charnwood Arts is an independent community arts and media organisation whose work encompasses most artforms including combined arts, and a wide range of approaches, from long term community arts projects, performances, outdoor events and publications to web based and video productions, school and community residencies, exhibitions and ongoing groups.
Charnwood Arts is dedicated to providing access to the arts for and with a diverse range of groups and individuals and actively seeks to connect different cultures and communities through creativity. They also work internationally and have long established working relationships in China, Taiwan, India and Palestine.
Rawlins Dance with Rong Tao
Dance artist and choreographer Rong Tao from Chongqing has worked with Charnwood Arts on two month long residencies. This performance is with a group from Rawlins Community College in Quorn near Loughborough. The film of the performance was made by Natalie Chabaud and Kevin Ryan of Charnwood Arts and was shot at Rawlins as part of a remarkable youth dance event. The residencies are part of the ongoing Charnwood Arts UK2K12 programme connecting communities and cultures. Posted here to celebrate World Community Arts Day 2012
Lakeside - City City Beat Beat
Dance artist and choreographer Rong Tao from Chongqing worked with Charnwood Arts on his second month long residency in January/February 2012. He worked with children, young people and adults, dancers and non-dancers to explore their creativity and choreograph new pieces of dance. This performance is with a group from Loughborough College where Rong Tao worked with Kevin Ryan to run workshops for a much larger group. The film of the performance was made by Natalie Chabaud of Charnwood Arts and was shot at Lakeside Arts Centre Chinese New Year celebrations in Nottingham. The group performed, outdoors in the freezing cold to an audience of around 6,000 people. The residency is part of the ongoing Charnwood Arts UK2K12 programme connecting communities and cultures.
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