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Participate in Layers of Skin at Hull Truck

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Retina is offering professional dancers and dance enthusiasts the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside the Retina company dancers at the performance of Layers of Skin at Hull Truck on Monday 22 October.

For professional dancers this is a great opportunity to fine tune your technique and get involved in some choreography. For dance enthusiasts, you don't need any specialist dance skills to get involved, just enthusiasm and a willingness to take part.

Everyone aged 12 and over with an interest in dance performance is welcome. Retina has been touring Layers of Skin across the UK since autumn 2011. This is what one of our previous participants had to say about their experience:

"I learnt more at a Retina residency than I have in two years at college." Krystal Campbell 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals for professional dancers

  • Thursday 18 & Friday 19 October: 10am-4pm at Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull
 HU2 8LB
  • Saturday 20 October: 10am-2pm at Wyke Sixth Form College, Bricknell Avenue, Hull HU5 4NT

Rehearsals for dance enthusiasts

  • Thursday 18 October: 5pm-8pm at The Space Dance Studio, 14-18 Grimston Street, Hull HU1 3HG
  • Friday 19 October: 5pm-8pm at Wyke Sixth Form College, Bricknell Avenue, Hull HU5 4NT
  • Saturday 20 October: 3pm-6pm at Wyke Sixth Form College, Bricknell Avenue, Hull HU5 4NT

Rehearsals for all

  • Sunday 21 October: 10am-4pm at Wyke Sixth Form College, Bricknell Avenue, Hull HU5 4NT
  • Monday 22 October: from 2pm at Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull
 HU2 8LB

Fees: £60 for professionals and £40 for enthusiasts.

Download, complete and send back the appropriate form:

For more information about this opportunity please contact Retina's Education Manager Matthew Slater.

Layers of Skin will be performed at Hull Truck on Monday 22 October.
Book tickets online or call 01482 323638.

OPEN CLASS FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS

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A fantastic opportunity for professional dancers to gain an insight into Retina’s rehearsal process, develop their technique and train in Retina’s acclaimed full-bodied and dynamic movement style with Artistic Director Filip Van Huffel and the company dancers. 


This rehearsal period runs in the lead up to a performance of Layers of Skin on Saturday 8 September at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, for further info and to book tickets go to the Theatre Royal website.

Class costs £6/day and takes place between 10am and 11.30am from Monday 3 to Friday 7 September at College Street Centre, College Street, Nottingham NG1 5AQ.

Places are limited for this technique class so please get in touch with Matt Slater via email as soon as you can.

CLASSES FOR YOUNG, ASPIRING, PROFESSIONAL AND ADULT DANCERS (NOTTINGHAM)

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Retina offers a range of classes no matter what your age or dancing ability. For beginners they offer the chance to explore your dancing self and get fit, while for the more experienced dancer these classes will finely tune your technique and build-up your stamina.

All classes take place at Retina's Nottingham HQ at the College Street Centre and prices start from £4/class. Retina offers a discount for people booking a term in advance.

CLASSES

CHILDREN

Age 8 to 11

A class for young dancers offering a chance to improve technical skills and embody the Retina movement style.
Mondays 4.30pm – 5.30pm.
Cost: £4/week - buy a term in advance and get two classes free.

YOUTH

Age 11 to 19, open level

A class for young dancers offering a chance to improve technical skills and embody the Retina movement style.
Thursdays 4.30pm – 5.30pm.
Cost: £5/week - buy a term in advance and get two classes free.

Retina Youth Dance Company (RYDC) (East Midlands region, UK)

RYDC is for dancers aged 14 to 19 who want to gain high standard technical training, choreographic and performance experience, along with the opportunity to work with professional choreographers and dancers. RYDC exists for dancers who are committed to hard work and are willing to push themselves to develop their skills, as well as to have some fun!
Thursdays 5.45pm - 8.45pm.
Cost: £8/week

ADULT

Beginners (age 19+)

Come and explore your dancing self with this beginners technique class, using Retina's style as a basis for learning.
Mondays 6pm - 7pm.
Cost: £5/week - buy a term in advance and get two classes free.

Professional

Aimed at professional dancers, degree level students and teachers, this open technique class presents a great opportunity to develop your own technique and work in a Retina style that is energetic, full bodied and fun.
Mondays 7.15pm - 8.30pm.
Cost: £5/week - buy a term in advance and get two classes free.

To book places or find out more contact Matt Slater, Retina's Education Manager

PERFORM WITH RETINA IN LAYERS OF SKIN (NOTTINGHAM AND LEICESTER)

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Retina is offering professional dancers and dance enthusiasts in the East Midlands the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside the Retina company dancers at two forthcoming performances of Layers of Skin in Nottingham and Leicester.

For professional dancers this is a great opportunity to fine tune your technique and get involved in some choreography. 

For dance enthusiasts, you don't need any specialist dance skills to get involved, just enthusiasm and a willingness to take part. 

Everyone aged 12 to 112 with an interest in dance performance is welcome.

Retina has been touring Layers of Skin across the UK since autumn 2011 and amateur dance enthusiasts have played a part in these performances too. KL from Grimsby, a recent participant, said it was “brilliant and exciting.”

Layers of Skin will be performed at Nottingham’s Royal Centre on Saturday 8 September and at The Curve in Leicester on Tuesday 2 October.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULES

Nottingham

Rehearsals for professional dancers

  • Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 September - 10am-4pm
  • Friday 7 September - 5pm-9pm

Rehearsals for dance enthusiasts

  • Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 September - 5pm-9pm

Fees

  • Professional: £50 
  • Enthusiasts: £30

Nottingham Layers of Skin performance Saturday 8 September at 7.30pm. Booking: The Royal Centre

Leicester

Rehearsals for professional dancers

  • Friday 28 September – 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 29 September – 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 30 September – times and venue tbc
  • Monday 1 October – 10am – 4pm and 5pm – 9pm

Rehearsals for dance enthusiasts

  • Saturday 29 September – 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 30 September – times and venue tbc
  • Monday 1 October – 5pm – 9pm

Fees

  • Professional: £60
  • Enthusiasts: £40

Leicester Layers of Skin performance Tuesday 2 October at 7.45pm. Booking: The Curve Theatre

For more information, questions or to simply book a place please contact Matt Slater.

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