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Salt 2016 | A Festival of Landscape Dance

Saturday, 2 July, 2016 - 17:00 to Wednesday, 31 August, 2016 - 22:00

Salt 2016: A Festival of Landscape Dance

AMATA is a partner in SALT 2016, the second festival in which Dance Republic 2 programme extraordinary performances from local, national and internationally recognised artists and choreographers; all presented in unique and inspiring locations across Cornwall. This year’s programme includes performances from Simon Birch Dance, New Art Club, Cscape and residency opportunities with Rosemary Lee and Luca Silvistrini.

For more information about Salt 2016 and the individual projects, please visit:
dancerepublic2.com

New Directions 2016 | NRTF Showcasing Festival

Tuesday, 5 July, 2016 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 6 July, 2016 - 22:00

New Directions 2016: NRTF Showcasing Festival

The National Rural Touring Forum represents a number of mainly rural touring schemes and rural arts development agencies that aim to help local people to promote high quality arts events in rural and community venues.

New Directions will introduce delegates to exciting high quality work suitable for rural touring and to introduce a range of new artists and companies to the rural touring network. The event will showcase a range of entertaining, surprising and stimulating performances.

Booking will open in April.

For more details ruraltouring.org.uk

Simon Birch Dance | Shoreline

Saturday, 9 July, 2016 - 18:00 to Thursday, 14 July, 2016 - 22:00

Simon Birch Dance: Shoreline

Shoreline is a promenade performance exploring our connection with the sea. It is amphibious; danced in the water, as well as on the sand and rocks, to live choral music. It is a metaphor for the storms we all endure, the moments of tranquility we seek and the borders and boundaries we fear or dare to cross.

Shoreline is an ode to the coastline, and all that it means to us.

Performances take place on the following dates and locations as part of SALT 2016 Festival of Landscape & Dance:

9 & 10 July – Watergate Bay
11 & 12 July – Sennen Cove
13 & 14 July – Kynance Cove

For exact performance times and booking information, please visit:
simonbirchdance.com

Kathryn Richards School of Dance Summer Show 2016

Saturday, 9 July, 2016 - 19:00

Kathryn Richards School of Dance Summer Show 2016

A showcase of work, including ballet, tap, contemporary and jazz, by young dancers and students of this local dance school.

By invitation only.

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sessions Sharing

Saturday, 16 July, 2016 - 18:00

AMATA Young Persons Dance Sessions Sharing
Tickets: £4.00 and Under 5's Free
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To celebrate the continuing success of the AMATA Young Persons Dance sessions, we are having an informal sharing of what we have been up to recently.

The sharing will present a short work from both the younger class and the senior class, and we are excited to be presenting performances from three groups from Kathryn Richards School of Dance and a guest performance!

Tickets for under 5’s are free but still need to be booked online or via the box office.

National Youth Dance Company | In-Nocentes Schools' Matinee

Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 13:00

National Youth Dance Company: In-Nocentes Schools' Matinee
Tickets: Free for Cornish Schools.
Please call: 01326 259349 to book tickets.

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) performs with a new work by the critically acclaimed Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and NYDC 2015-16 Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan, award-winning Founder and Artistic Director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.

Set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed by Max Richter, In-Nocentes sees Keegan-Dolan utilise the clarity, integrity and power of 42 young dancers moving through space with a shared intention, each open to the possibility of transformation through the act of dancing.

Keegan-Dolan’s original approach, coupled with the dancers’ raw talent, illustrates the dynamic energy that young people bring to the creation of a new work.

nydc.org.uk

Propeller Launch Event

Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 18:00

Propeller Launch Event

Propeller is a new dance training programme for young people 11-16 years across Cornwall. Propeller is a consortium project between Falmouth University, Cornwall College and Dance Republic 2. Groups will meet regularly from September 2016 in Penzance, Wadebridge, St Austell, Pool and Penryn, working with professional dance/teachers as well as a range of national and international choreographers.

For more details contact Dance Republic2:
christina@dancerepublic2.com

By Invitation only

National Youth Dance Company | In-Nocentes

Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 19:30

National Youth Dance Company: In-Nocentes
​Tickets: £8/£5 concessions
Click Here to book online.

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) performs with a new work by the critically acclaimed Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and NYDC 2015-16 Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan, award-winning Founder and Artistic Director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.

Set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed by Max Richter, In-Nocentes sees Keegan-Dolan utilise the clarity, integrity and power of 42 young dancers moving through space with a shared intention, each open to the possibility of transformation through the act of dancing.

Keegan-Dolan’s original approach, coupled with the dancers’ raw talent, illustrates the dynamic energy that young people bring to the creation of a new work.

Echoes Dance Company | All That Glisters

Friday, 22 July, 2016 - 19:30

Echoes Dance Company: All That Glisters
Tickets: £7/£4.50 concessions

In turns amusing, emotive and thought provoking, this community based company
challenges what it means to be a dancer, demonstrating that everyone can dance.

Act One explores our fascination with gold - the colour and the metal, with themes that include greed, beauty, fact and fantasy,

Act Two takes the Golden Ratio as its inspiration, our interconnection with each other, with nature and with the universe.

echoesdanceco.com

The International Schools’ Theatre Association (ISTA) In Association with Falmouth University Present: The Cornish Youth Theatre Festival

Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 - 08:00 to Thursday, 4 August, 2016 - 22:00

The International Schools’ Theatre Association (ISTA) In Association with Falmouth University Present: The Cornish Youth Theatre Festival

An opportunity for young people aged 14 - 21 to devise collaborative theatre in spectacular surroundings, and attend top class productions and master classes.

The festival will include sessions on theatre skills, specialist workshops, collaborative working, ensemble building and devising from a starting point and working towards a final performance. Led by several of ISTA’s most internationally renowned theatre practitioners, participants will create inspirational work and learn from each other in ensembles, whilst their accompanying youth theatre leaders will benefit from CPD sessions from the Belarus Free Theatre and Kneehigh.

£350 (including accommodation and food)

Freefall Dance Company Summer Intensive 2016

Saturday, 6 August, 2016 - 09:30 to Sunday, 7 August, 2016 - 17:00

Freefall Dance Summer Intensive 2016

With guest teachers Luke Birch, Nikki O’Hara and James Wilton.

Join Freefall for 2 days of vigorous physical training of the highest quality. Designed to inspire and challenge aspiring dancers (16+) through to
practicing professionals, this package of classes is taught by experienced specialists in their field, in state of the art dance studios.

Early Bird Payment (Before 6th May) £85 both days
Standard Payment £95 both days

Limited bursary places available. To book, please visit:
freefalldance.co.uk

Presented in partnership with the Falmouth University Dance Department.

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School 2016

Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 09:00 to Saturday, 20 August, 2016 - 22:00

Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School 2016

Falmouth University and Yamaha host one of the most exciting jazz summer schools in the UK. Now in its fifth year the jazz summer school is a fantastic opportunity to dive into a six-day programme of jazz discovery and learning.

Open for instrumentalists and vocalists from a wide range of ages, experiences and jazz backgrounds, the course offers a concentrated yet relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to discover, practice and try out new jazz playing skills.

Sessions on a range of key topics run throughout the six days, culminating in a final night concert.

Regular price: Residential £625 / Course only £410
Early bird price: Residential £595 / Course only £380
(until 20 May)

A range of bursaries are available.
falmouth.ac.uk/jazzsummerschool

Belarus Free Theatre Open Rehearsal: Burning Door

Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 09:30

Belarus Free Theatre Open Rehearsal: Burning Door
Tickets: FREE but booking required.
Click Here to book online.

As part of a 5-week residency at AMATA, Associate Artists Belarus Free Theatre will devise and rehearse a new theatrical production, Burning Door, created by Artistic Directors Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin and the BFT Ensemble, working in collaboration with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina. Building on BFT’s unique position as the leading refugee-led Theatre company in the UK and direct experience of political persecution in Belarus, Burning Door will explore narratives of imprisonment of artists and displacement of peoples due to political persecution and conflict in Europe.

Troy Miller Trio featuring Femi Temowo and Karl Rasheed-Abel

Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 19:30

Troy Miller Trio featuring Femi Temowo and Karl Rasheed-Abel
Tickets: £17/£14 concessions
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Troy Miller is a multi-talented drummer, music director, producer and composer, described by the Guardian as a ‘formidable force in gestation.’ He has worked with Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers and Soweto Kinch, amongst many others. ‘His music raises the bar for melodic ingenuity and…rhythmic excitement.’ Evening Standard

Femi Temowo is a MOBO Award nominated musician, described by Time Out as ‘One of Europe’s finest and most sought after guitarists.’ He was Musical Director and guitarist for Amy Winehouse, and has also played with Wynton Marsalis, Soweto Kinch, George Benson and Courtney Pine to name but a few.

Agile On The Beach 2016

Thursday, 1 September, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 2 September, 2016 - 22:00

Agile On The Beach 2016

This annual two day business and technology conference explores key themes of Agile Software, Business, Teams and Product Management.

Tickets start at £260 plus VAT

For more information and to book your place, please visit:
agileonthebeach.com

Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors

Saturday, 1 October, 2016 - 19:30

Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
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In this blazingly contemporary new work, Belarus Free Theatre combine forces with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokina to share stories of persecuted artists, living under dictatorship, who will not be silenced. Burning Doors interrogates what happens to people when they are declared enemies of the state simply for making art. How the meaning of home and displacement reframes under systematic coercion and ideological warfare.

This brand new production blends sensuous theatricality and vigorous physicality to shine a light on total suppression of artistic freedoms, drawn from the real-life stories of iconoclastic Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, incarcerated Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina.

Graham Fitkin

Saturday, 19 November, 2016 - 19:30

Graham Fitkin
Tickets: £20/£17 concessions
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Graham Fitkin returns to Falmouth with his all-star band as part of a nationwide tour. Mixing high energy grooves, minimalist tendencies and unrelenting stamina, these virtuosic musicians create edgy pulsating sounds reminiscent of Steve Reich and Mike Oldfield with a hint of Balkan folk thrown in. They perform all over the place, from the 2012 Olympics or London's Royal Opera House to Bulgarian and Italian street festivals, and this is a rare opportunity to catch them in Cornwall.

fitkin.com