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Wildfire Rising Artists Development Day

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September 7 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm


As part of the Wildfire Rising Programme, Movema and Cheshire Dance are offering free Artist Development Days for dance artists who are keen to develop their practice at any stage in their career.


The next Artist Development Day will be held on Thursday 7 September, 2023 at The Bluecoat in Liverpool.


The day will include:

– Kathak Master Class with Sonia Sabri and Sarvar Sabri;

  • Basic technique of the style
  • Learning rhythmic cycles and structures
  • Relationship between Kathak and Tabla
  • Learn to Tabla vox (indian beatboxing) to support movement creation Learn and create rhythmic movement compositions.


– A workshop exploring trauma informed dance practice delivered by Jane McLean and Rachel Gnagniko

  • Using the 6 principles of trauma informed practice as a structure.
  • Exploring how they feel in the body and how we consider them in practical delivery of dance.


Bursaries available for Global Majority Artists.



How to Attend:

This event is now fully booked, if you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the waiting list please contact jane.mclean@cheshiredance.org and connor@cheshiredance.org.




To find out more about Wildfire Rising, click here to Discover Year One and click here to Discover Year Two. For an overview of the full programme, head here.




*’Global Majority’ “refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’. Globally, these groups currently represent approximately eighty per cent (80%) of the world’s population making them the global majority now” (Rosemary Campbell-Stephens MBE 2020 in Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race.

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September 7
9:45 am - 4:00 pm
The Bluecoat
8 School Lane,
Liverpool, L1 3BX United Kingdom
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