Transformations – Art & Dance Project with Phoenix Dance Theatre & Zoe Robertson

This project was based around the central theme of Darkness and Light and was a collaboration between visual artist Zoe Robertson and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

“That was brilliant, I really enjoyed our performance and working with Stacy from Phoenix Dance Theatre” – young participant

This collaboration between the two art forms of art and dance was delivered over six weeks creating a dance piece inspired by the structures made by Huddersfield New College art students and artist Zoe.

Transformations project with Zoe Robertson at Huddersfield New College

Young people worked alongside Zoe who led a series of workshops aimed at creating drawings, sculptures and wearable objects. Phoenix Dance Theatre then used the work created by the students, as a stimulus to devise new choreographic dance pieces working towards the Biennale Finale performance held at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Meltham C.E Primary School rehearsing with Phoenix Dance for their performance in the Biennale Finale

                      Biennale Finale

Teachers and young people from Huddersfield New College, Ravenshall School and Meltham C of E Primary School were involved.

Key impacts:

  • The opportunity to collaborate with different art forms
  • The young people were excited to be part of the project
  • The young people got the opportunity to:
      • Experience performance
      • Showcase their talent
      • Share their work with their family, friends and other schools involved
      • Work with different organisations in music, dance and art

“Thank you for such an amazing opportunity” – adult involved