We offer workshops, classes and residencies to all those interested. We focus on contemporary dance and choreography, storytelling and traditional music and dance. These are available to any age, ability or organisation. If you would like to arrange sessions with us then please Contact Us!
"It was fantastic to have a number of artists form Duka Dance work with the young people from Contemporary Dance and Youth Theatre."
"I really liked the way the workshop explored a range of skills, both in dance and theatre, and was very varied."
Below is a little information about each of the art forms we work with.
Contemporary Dance This being the main focus of our work, we use dance as a method of integrating other skills. We will work through various physical exercises and link in individual creative tasks used to create movement. We also investigate contact and choreographic techniques.
Storytelling With storytelling, we use different techniques to look at peoples' own stories. It is an interactive and positive way of talking about important issues and creating interesting and engaging performances. With younger people, we look more at creative storyboarding and telling them stories.
Recycled instruments This is the only area we work in which requires any kind of resources. However the aim is to show people how everyday things (usually rubbish) can be used to make soundscapes for performance and sharings. The type of instruments made are usually shakers, rainsticks, flutes and drums amongst others.
Traditional Dancing and Singing Two members of the partnership company, Magenge Productions, originally from South Africa's Eastern Cape, lead sessions in the traditional Songs and dances of Isixhosa and Isimpondo.