Stopgap Dance Company Workshop

Posted on: 22/02/2018

Stopgap Dance Company Workshop

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, GCSE and Dance Academy students were given the amazing opportunity of working with Stopgap Dance Company.  Stopgap Dance Company is currently one of six companies that are studied on the current GCSE Curriculum. They create exhilarating dance productions for national and international touring and employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.  Students studying GCSE Dance and BTEC Dance took part in the workshop, as well as members of the Elite Dance Academy from Key Stage 3 and 4.

By taking part in the workshop, students were able to explore the methods used to create a professional dance work. Working with the two dancers from the company challenged their personal perception of what dance is and what a dancer looks like.

The students really enjoyed the session and would like to thank both instructors, Amy Butler and Nadenh Poan, along with Eleanor Cocks, Head of Creative Learning at the Gulbenkian, for arranging the workshop.

“I have really enjoyed it and it has helped a lot with our understanding of the work for our GCSE” Yr10 GCSE student.