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East London Dance

East London Dance is a regional dance development agency that develops dance across the East London boroughs that is accessible, inclusive and innovative. Our funding covers core costs. Additional investment will support the co-ordination and delivery of the London Thames Gateway Dance Partnership and marketing costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £240,000
  • 2013-2014: £245,520
  • 2014-2015: £251,904

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Postcards from East London - 7. Angel Alley

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting new collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Angel Alley - Central Foundation Girls School The site of the oldest anarchist bookshop in the world. The shop is located somewhere between KFC and Whitechapel Gallery. This location is a hidden back alley of revolutionary history and protest. But where will it lead us? Angel Alley Artist Team: Choreographer: Alesandra Seutin Film Maker: Anton Califano Assistant Artist: Robia Milliner Brown and Franqui Radford Mathurin Composer: danbeats Artistic Director, Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Sound Recordist: Amber Dobinson Dancers from Central Foundation Girls School Group Leaders: Melanie Travis, Naomi Harrigan and Fathima Bibi and Sybil West To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 201

Postcards from East London - 6. Soft Whip Smithy Street

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting new collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Smithy Street Primary School - Soft Whip, Smithy Street What could say London more than ice cream on a cloudy day. Taking the original ice-cream-van chime as stimulus, the young people hear the familiar sound and their reactions unfold. Soft Whip Smith Street Artist Team: Choreographer: Sara Gordon Film Maker: Jevan Chowdhury Assistant Artists: Ed Stephen and Robia Milliner Brown Composer: Dental Records and Jevan Chowdhury Artistic Director, Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Camera Assistant: Cameron McMillan Dancers from Smithy Street Primary School Group Leaders: Jessie Durrell, Laura Cable, Charlie Platt and Nicola Reason To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012

Postcards from East London - 5. Stepney Green Football Pitch

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting new collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Newark Youth London - Stepney Green Football Pitch Let the young, aspirational Bangladeshi footballers of Stepney Green show you their runaway moves. Stepney Green Football Pitch Artist Team: Choreographer: Rosie Whitney-Fish Film Maker: Rachel Davies Composer: danbeats Camera Operator: Sophie Somerville Artistic Director -- Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Wardrobe Assistant: Natalie Mogridge Dancers From: Newark Youth London Group Leader: Kamrul Islam To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012.

Postcards from East London - 4. Whitechapel Market

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting new collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Central Foundation Girls School - Whitechapel Market Bananas, fish, batteries... Whatever you want you will find, at one of the busiest markets in East London; Whitechapel Market. How can a young woman move through this place and stand out from the crowd? Whitechapel Market Artist Team: Choreographer: Alesandra Seutin Film Maker: Anton Califano Assistant Artist: Robia Milliner Brown and Franqui Radford Mathurin Composer: danbeats Artistic Director, Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Second Camera: Amber Dobinson Dancers from Central Foundation Girls School Group Leaders: Melanie Travis, Naomi Harrigan and Fathima Bibi and Sybil West To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012.

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Postcards from East London - 3. Bancroft Library

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Green Candle Senior Dancers - Bancroft Library Blow away the cobwebs, sweep away the dust and discover the austere historical readers at Bancroft Library. Shhh!!! Bancroft Library Artist Team: Choreographer: Rosie Whitney-Fish Film Maker: Rachel Davies Composer: danbeats Camera Operator: Sophie Somerville Artistic Director -- Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Wardrobe Assistant: Natalie Mogridge Dancers: Members of the Green Candle Senior Dancers Green Candle Dance Company Artistic Director: Fergus Early Group Leader: Kamrul Islam Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012 To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com

Postcards from East London - 2. Devons Estate

Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Central Foundation Girls School Devons Estate A typical estate in Bow. Less than a mile to the London Olympic site. It looks like many other old housing estates. Are they all just the same, or can they be unique? Devons Estate Artist Team: Choreographer: Alesandra Seutin Film Maker: Anton Califano Assistant Artist: Robia Milliner Brown and Franqui Radford Mathurin Composer: danbeats Artistic Director, Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Camera Assistant (Devons Estate): Amber Dobinson Sound Recordist: Amber Dobinson Dancers from Central Foundation Girls School Group Leaders: Melanie Travis, Naomi Harrigan and Fathima Bibi and Sybil West Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012. To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com

Postcards from East London - 1. Bow Road

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Smithy Street Primary School - Bow Road Behind the cars and buses, between Mile End and Bow Road, a story is unfolding. Steal a glimpse as the wind turns, twists and twirls you through this typical London scene. Bow Road Artist Team: Choreographer: Sara Gordon Film Maker: Jevan Chowdhury Assistant Artists: Ed Stephen and Robia Milliner Brown Composer: Dental Records and Jevan Chowdhury Artistic Director, Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Camera Assistant: Cameron McMillan Dancers from Smithy Street Primary School Group Leaders: Jessie Durrell, Laura Cable, Charlie Platt and Nicola Reason To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012.

Postcards from East London - 9. Real Taste Mile End

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting new collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Green Candle Senior Dancers - Real Taste, Mile End Recalling glamorous ballroom and nostalgic cafe culture of the past, four stylish dancers invite us to look beyond the mundane at the Real Taste restaurant, Mile End. Real Taste Mile End Artist Team: Choreographer: Rosie Whitney-Fish Film Maker: Rachel Davies Composer: danbeats Vocalist: Ade Omotayo Camera Operator: Holly Stratton Artistic Director -- Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Wardrobe Assistant: Natalie Mogridge Dancers: Members of the Green Candle Senior Dancers Green Candle Dance Company Artistic Director: Fergus Early Group Leader: Kamrul Islam To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012.

Postcards from East London - 8. Mile End Skatepark

East London Dance and MobileDance present their exciting 2012 collaboration, Postcards from East London -- 9 sixty-second dance films revealing the histories, revolutions and every-day passions that lie just around the corner from us all. Smithy Street Primary School - Mile End Skate Park The inspectors have arrived. Will this famous east London skate park pass the test? Using all of their powers of detection, the scrupulous 6 leave no corner unturned. Mile End Skatepark Artist Team: Choreographer: Sara Gordon Film Maker: Jevan Chowdhury Assistant Artists: Ed Stephen and Robia Milliner Brown Composer: Dental Records and Jevan Chowdhury Artistic Director, Postcards from East London: Jo Parkes, MobileDance Project Manager: Emma Kerr Production Assistant: Franqui Radford Mathurin Project Assistant/Runner: Kate Lewers Camera Assistant: Cameron McMillan Dancers from Smithy Street Primary School Group Leaders: Jessie Durrell, Laura Cable, Charlie Platt and Nicola Reason To see the films please visit the Postcards website on www.postcardsfilms.com Postcards from East London was commissioned by Big Dance and High Street 2012.

East London Dance Promo

East London Dance is the leading producer of creative dance experiences for the people of east London and beyond. From our base in Stratford we produce inspirational dance projects and events, and nuture the next generation of makers and producers, growing one of the most diverse and vibrant dance communities int he country. From large scale productions to intimate encounters we encourage people of all ages to create and experience dance differently. This film was made to 2013, to celebrate East London Dance's past, present and future celebrating 25 years and Counting. We want to honour the incredible artists and participants that have contributed to creating such a vibrant dance community here in east London. Films: Various (Weave, Big Dance, Postcards, Dancing Voices, Leaving Limbo Landing, Coronation Concert, 60 x 60, Movies on Merce, Work Hard Play Hard, Pick N Mix, Mox: Unplugged, Dear Lido, Roll or Die) Music: Danbeats www.danbeats.co.uk Film Edited: Nice One Films www.niceonefilm.com Produced by: East London Dance

Leaving Limbo Landing Promo

Leaving Limbo Landing is an ambitious outdoor dance and aerial production, performed in air, in water and on land exploring journey, placement, displacement, settling, arrivals and departures. Inspired by choreographer Caroline Bowditch's personal move from Australia to the UK, as well as stories from others from across the globe. These individuals' stories of choosing (or not) where to settle are brought to life by a powerful all female cast of dancers and aerialists. Choreographed by Caroline Bowditch Music by Christopher Benstead Produced by East London Dance Filmaking/Editing: Fraser Denholm

Dance to Work: "Work Hard, Play Hard"

Dance to Work is a Big Dance project. Big Dance has 5 major dance hubs of which all aim to collaborate and engage with as many people in a diverse, creative and innovative manner. The aim of Dance to Work was to work with hundreds of different workplaces; building partnerships, engaging in peer-learning and skills development, making dances, and culminating in the creation of a unique dance film and a uniting celebration event. East London Dance commissioned Vicki Igbowke and Jeanefer Jean-Charles to work with the Bishop Challoner School dinner ladies to create dance routine in the canteen at lunchtime. The film was made to create the idea of a flash mob. Film by Roswitha Chesher (May 2011).

Stratford Rising: Stratford is Rising

Stratford Rising promotional film (2011). Stratford is one of the biggest regeneration projects in Europe. Stratford Rising is a consortium of cultural organisations in Stratford who have come together to champion the role that arts and culture can play within our city. East London Dance is part of Stratford Rising

Generation XYZ - Crazy in Love

East London Dance's older people's company, Generation XYZ feature in a film created by Natasha Gilmore (choreographer) and Rachel Davis (film-maker). The film featured as part of touring production 'A Conversation with Carmel' by Barrowland Ballet. Choreography was originally created for Dancing [st]AGE - a Big Dance and Capital Age Festival commission that was performed at Southbank Centre in JUly 2010. Music by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z - Crazy In Love

Varmints - Research week with Sally Cookson & Wilkie Branson

Travelling Light presents an East London Dance, Sadler's Wells & Stratford Circus Production A brand new dance-theatre show for everyone over 8. There was once only the sound of bees and the wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of moles in the cool dark earth, and the song of birds in the high blue sky. Varmints tells the poignant tale of one small creature's struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themself think. Based on the award - winning book by Helen Ward with beautiful illustrations by Marc Castle, this thrilling production is choreographed by B-Boy Wilkie Branson (Champloo Dance Company) and directed by children's theatre specialist Sally Cookson (Boing!) Varmints Family Day Saturday 22 June will be an exciting day of Varmints themed workshops and activities including readings, dress up, installations and much more. Varmints Interactive Get behind the scenes and create your own Varmints experience. Varmints interactive and Family Day are both kindly supported by The Legacy List. Fri 21 Jun: 10am & 1.45pm Sat 22 Jun: 3pm Tickets: https://stratford-circus.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=D1082CD2-690B-4505-AD93-B39AF1D5E219 £8 / £6 concessions & multi show £24 Family ticket (family of four including one child) £5 schools bookings Venue: Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, E15 1BXTube/Rail: Stratford (Central, DLR, Jubilee, Overground) We recommend... If you are unable to see this show with us at Stratford Circus in June, then make sure you catch it at the start of the tour at Sadlers Wells on 17/18 May.

Shhh... It's a Secret

Big Dance 2012 was launched in style on Friday 18 May with 200 dancers of all ages and all styles performing in a secret pop-up performance at Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London. It's a Secret was an ambitious project developed by East London Dance and English National Ballet and directed by world renowned choreographer, Andre Gingras (Dance Works Rotterdam) with a fantastic team of dance artists lead by Laura Harvey. 200 dancers aged 9 - 90 years performed the 7 minute pop-up performance 4 times over the 2 Westfield sites attracting intrigue and interest from the shoppers. Find out more about Big Dance at www.bigdance2012.com.

Suspect Number 4 - Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster

East London Dance commissioned five UK based artists, to produce short films inspired by Merce Cunningham - his influence on them, their practices and working methods. Suspect Number 4 - Performers were chosen at random and scenes constructed by chance. A dance theatre film full of mystery and suspense, as it asks the audience to find the murderer and who-killed-who in this game of chance. I found the experience challenging as we relinquished control of the application process by choosing dancers at random, from a hat, to perform in the film. However, the experience was fantastic and opened up a new way of process for C-12, and access into dance for the public.' Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster

Shadow Men - Simeon Qsyea.mov

East London Dance commissioned five UK based artists, to produce short films inspired by Merce Cunningham - his influence on them, their practices and working methods. Shadow Men is based on the power of light as a source and how it affects the behaviour of its surroundings. Light has the ability to evoke certain emotions; happy or depressed, restricted, bound or free. Shadow Men is the study of light and its attachment to us... the human race. I wanted the production process to be all based on chance, which was decided by the flip of a coin, to be literal or non literal, to produce a score or use some one else's work, to have dance or no dance etc... This was an extremely scary way of working as I'm a control freak and normally in these circumstances I know exactly what I want and how I want it. However I made a choice for all 'post' work to be based on my decisions, so the project had the best of both worlds. Naturally by this point it was extremely hard as I had unusual results by the time it came to video editing and I had to work with what I had and stop myself from breaking my own rules and focus on making a solid coherent film that lasted 3 minutes. This film was a tough process! Simeon Qysea

Open Ended Space - Rosie Whitney-Fish

East London Dance commissioned five UK based artists, to produce short films inspired by Merce Cunningham - his influence on them, their practices and working methods. Rosie Whitney-Fish Open Ended Space - Artists of different mediums -- fine artists, musicians, illustrators, performance artists were invited to respond to 'Falls and Silence' or 'Single fleeting moment' (Cunningham statements) through an online salon -- Open Ended Space. This has provided the inspiration and creative resource for the film. From a personal level; the film has been an important step in my development as I have never created something purely for the screen. It was exciting not knowing how the artists would respond to Merce's statements - and not knowing what I would receive - it was a challenge to try and edit this all together into one fluid piece and respond myself from there. Essentially the film is a collage, it shows artists responses to Merce's statements and it was my role to make them into a whole - linking with my own work. Rosie Whitney-Fish

Trinity - Tony Adigun.mov

East London Dance commissioned five UK based artists, to produce short films inspired by Merce Cunningham - his influence on them, their practices and working methods. Trinity -- Trinity is choreographed on three men, of which the movement material was created to one piece of music. The final edit however presents the material to a completely different piece of music that the dancers had no connection to. Trinity will evolve over time, and will feature more dancers and more musical options to interact with the film. Watch this space. For me dance and music sit in mutual co-existence and during my process of making choreography, music is imperative. Taking this away during the making of Trinity (to experience working in alignment with Merce Cunningham's processes) has really challenged me! I didn't know whether it would come together, but by placing the unknown work on top of the edit has created random moments that work really well. Tony Adigun

The Firm 2011

The Firm is East London Dance's b-boy group exclusively for males aged 11-16years. The Firm work with Ed 'Ed Spoons' Stephen (Ghetlow Pirates) every Thursday at Stratford Circus. Classes are heavily focussed on bboying but also give the participants a basic grounding in Urban Dance Styles. For more details visit: (www.eastlondondance.org). This film was created by Ed Stephen (August 2011).

Leaving Limbo Landing by Caroline Bowditch

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ELD's 20th anniversary

January 2008 was ELD's 20th Anniversary. ELD commissioned Video Director and Visual Artist Mox to make this video to celebrate the occasion.

Dancing Voices

East London Dance were commissioned by Westfield Stratford City to make a dance film that showcases the multitude of dance styles present in East London. The film is set across a range of unique locations around East London and was shot by Jevan Chowdhury of Wind & Foster. (February 2011.)

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