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Big Dance 2008: Primary Bank
5–12 Jul 2008

Primary Bank 2007/08 was an in-depth choreographic project for two year 5 classes from Charlotte Sharman School.

The project involved a variety of professional artists and artistic organisations based in Southwark and Lambeth in weekly sessions throughout the school year. Pupils explored ideas such as creating movement from observations of everyday life, the links between sculpture, spaces and objects, and making sounds with tools and bodies. They worked with artists from a range of disciplines, visited South London Gallery, Imperial War Museum and Southbank Centre, and created their own site specific choreography.

The finale of Primary Bank in July 2008 was two ambitious performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre and Siobhan Davies Studios. With support from artists, the pupils were challenged to choreograph using different spaces around both buildings, to encompass different art forms such as live and recorded sounds from the project, ceramic sculptures and film.

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