The Making Space is a programme of work that encourages the discussion and exploration of making and presenting new choreography for and with young people, led by professional choreographers.
The Making Space Network is for youth dance groups and their leaders, local authorities and dance organisations in the south London boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Merton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Croydon, Sutton and Wandsworth.
The Network is a forum in which we explore how youth dance groups can make their strongest work, reach new audiences and connect across south London. Together we want to make youth dance in south London the best it can be.
The project has two main areas of focus – the choreographic content of the work that young people produce, and how youth dance groups can help to support each other in the work they do.
The pilot stage of this project ran from November 2010 to April 2011 with opportunities for new choreographers, youth dance leaders and their groups to develop their choreographic ideas through a series of events and workshops.
‘I really enjoyed having two of my groups in the same space and seeing how each group has used the ideas in different ways.’ Participant
‘I thought choreography was about being given a stimulus and making moves from this I now realise choreography is completely endless.’ Participant
Land, Sat 7 Jul 2012