What is "Unexpected Item"?
Unexpected Item is the name of our new dance piece for Selsdon Community Centre, to celebrate it's new life! Unexpected Item will draw it's inspiration from the groups and places surrounding the Community Centre - a Centre for the Retired, a library and a supermarket!
The cast will consist of members of the local community of all ages and abilities, facilitated by Anita and Gemma (SLiDE) who are experienced dance artists. We will explore the unexpected things in our lives - hidden joys and forgotten memories - to create a unique performance journey for our audience.
Unexpected Item is also a larger project, with a range of activities, allowing the whole community to engage with the Project in different ways:
Friday 25th October Barn Dance Launch Party.
Come and party with us! Get your ticket here: www.slidebarndance.eventbrite.co.ukThursday 31st October £1 Taster Workshops for Everyone
Saturday 2nd November - 23rd November Workshops / Rehearsals
Saturday 30th November Live Performance
Plus, we have already delivered creative taster workshops to over 70 young people in Croydon!
Why do we need your money?We are always committed to the BEST possible experience for the people who take part in our arts projects, and YOU can help us achieve this! Your money will allow us to pay for:A support worker who will work alongside any participants with additional needs or impairment. They will take part in the workshops and in the performance itself to ensure that everyone is supported.Lighting equipment, to give our performers and audience a quality, professional performance. Without your help, we will, literally, be dancing in the dark!Who are SLiDE? And what else have you done?SLiDE makes space for people to explore dance, through workshops, performances and community projects.Your money is in very good hands. We have already devised and delivered successful community arts projects in South London. We have created new work with a range of participants for South Norwood Arts Festival, Croydon Youth Service and Thornton Heath Festival. In 2012 we were awarded a small grant from the Arts Council to create a piece for Purley Arts Festival.In July 2013 we created Park Life which was a collaboration between SLiDE and CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning and Training). We worked with 20 people from Croydon in an intensive creative week leading to a site-specific performance in South Norwood Country Park. The piece was seen by over 70 people including the Mayor of Croydon!
Unexpected Item will continue the aim of SLiDE: to ignite collaborations between different people and organisations through the arts. We are passionate about bringing people of all ages and abilities together to make new and exciting performance work, and we really value your support.