10 Jul 2022 |
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** Helen Wilson and Luke Antysz (RISE Youth Dance Directors) travelled to Hannover between April 12-15 to meet German partners at the Community Centre Linden, Youth projects City of Hannover, and Twinning cities/Hannover, following numerous online meetings, initiated by Alix Hughes.
The purpose of this research trip was for the partners to meet and arrange plans for another visit in August 2022. In August RISE Directors will take a group of young dancers to Hannover, to collaborate with young dancers there and create a performance as part of the 75th twinning anniversary celebrations.
A key component of the research trip involved Helen and Luke visiting the rehearsal venue and performance spaces for the August event. This was extremely helpful in the planning process, and allowed Helen and Luke to begin their creative process.
RISE Youth Dance poster at the first performance in Bristol after the pandemic in March 2022
During the trip a timetable for the week’s visit in August was decided between the partners. The team in Hannover were very accommodating and helpful in arranging not only the dance content but social events and team building activities for the young people. Following this, Helen and Luke took part in a short interview to promote the project.
This online/tv interview was recently shared widely in Hannover to youth centre users, youth groups and young dancers. This research trip was invaluable in the planning of what looks to be a hugely successful project for young people of both cities, and the start of a promising working relationship between RISE Youth Dance and The Hannover Partners.