Retina visits Dundee
When Scottish School of Contemporary Dance (SSCD) booked our current touring production La Lutte to be performed at their in house theatre The Space, we were thrilled. When they invited us to come and teach for an entire week as well, we couldn’t be anything less than ecstatic; so we sent our Artistic Director Filip from Belgium, Retina dancer and SSCD graduate Steven, and our Retina Youth Dance Company Rehearsal Director Ian. It was a big project working with three entire year groups to create a piece of work performed at the end of the week in a bill with Retina’s duet, La Lutte.
Artistic Director Filip told us that The Space was a "Great building, atmosphere and the dancers worked their socks off…Lovely very creative people” Intrigued? See for yourself!
The students were so inspired by this week that they got in touch to let us know how much they enjoyed their week with Retina!
"...best week at The Space so far so thanks to everyone involved.” – Tammy Barker, student at SSCD
"Firstly I would like to say a big thank you for a wonderful experience that has really fired my passion for dance!...my body felt alive with physicality. It was great to be pushed with the speed and strength required in the dances, and to challenge my mind in learning it all. The tutors could not have been better, and we were all impressed with the equality of everything (like second and third year working together, that we weren't dictated to, and not favouring people overly in the choreography). The timetable of classes was great, the creative methods… made creating easy and fun, and working towards a performance added more of a buzz to it all…I have been left feeling more confident and like a dancer than I have before.” – Zoe Sawane, student at SSCD
"I really enjoyed working with Retina last week, it was our first week back after the xmas break and they made us work really hard (which is a good thing). I loved the material we were taught it was really energetic, some of it was slightly tricky but i think we all enjoy a challenge. All of the guys were really friendly and easy to approach... such an inspiration and i hope they can come back and work with us again in the future." - Sara Kelly, student at SSCD