Dance Insights Online – DanceXchange 

  Artist in Residence Johnny Autin is curating a programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations and artistic inspirations. This exciting programme will be online for two weeks from Tuesday 26 May until Friday 5 June 2020 and offer audiences an insight into the process and mind of the creator. Johnny will present a selection of work that focuses on some of his inspiration for his work and insights into the life of a dance artist across several online platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and DanceXchange’s website)   Programme overview: Tuesday 26 May  // Ideas/inspirations Wednesday 27 May // Johnny’s ‘mellow brain buzz’ Spotify playlist Friday 29 May // 4pm – A Posi+ive Life Premiere …

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Man Made Youth Company’s online dance training sessions and interactive creative residencies

Programme dates announced Summer 2020 Credit: ‘Inter_Act’ Man Made Youth Company by Nucis Designs     Following a fantastic first session with the young male participants of Man Made last Saturday, we are pleased to announce the upcoming dates of our online programme of activities. Creative Residency (May half-term): Monday 25, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 27 May (10am-3:30pm) Saturday 13 June (11am-1pm) Saturday 27 June (11am-1pm) Saturday 18 July (11am-1pm) Creative Residency (Summer holidays): Thursday 30 & Friday 31 July (10am-3:30pm) Man Made Youth Company is launching a new artistic initiative and learning and digital participation programmes including online dance and movement sessions and interactive creative residencies led by Artistic Director Johnny Autin and Dance Artists Oliver Russel and Chris Radford. Christopher Radford is from Birmingham and started …

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Dystopia – New Trailer Out!

We have been working with Takt Productions on this brand new trailer video for our highly-acclaimed outdoor show ‘Dystopia’ and we are thrilled to share it with you on here. We cannot wait to take this show out and on the road again to outdoor arts events and international dance festivals! This was filmed last October as part of Birmingham Dance Network’s ‘Introducing’ stage at Birmingham Weekender so you might spot some people you know in the audience. Autin Dance Theatre presents ‘Dystopia’ with the support of Arts Council England, Dance Hub Birmingham and Midlands Arts Centre – MAC.      

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Man Made Youth Company launches new online creative residencies for young men aged 14+

From next week, Man Made Youth Company is launching a new artistic initiative and learning and participation programmes including online dance and movement sessions and interactive creative residencies. This free opportunity is open to young men/male-identifying young people from Birmingham and the West Midlands who are interested in joining our company on Saturdays and during the holidays.   Man Made Youth Company is an all-male youth performance initiative led by MAC Associate Artist Johnny Autin and managed by Creative Academies Network. It aims to inspire and empower young men aged 14-21 through high-quality dance training, choreography workshops, performance opportunities, digital arts and films. Man Made …

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‘Positively Q’ – Artistic statement

  We hope that you, your families and friends are well and safe. Today (Friday 1 May) would have marked the unique bringing together of Jaivant Patel Dance and Autin Dance Theatre in ‘Positively Q’, a mesmerising triple bill celebrating them as Midlands Arts Centre’s Associate Artists. The success of recent solo works that have toured nationally and that were developed while in residencies at MAC, was also supported by other key partners including Arts Council England. As dance-makers, both Jaivant and Johnny are inspired by their personal experiences and identities as diverse queer artists; creating work reflecting the often underrepresented narratives of the …

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A Positive Life – Free School and Community Workshops & Performances

For the last three years Autin Dance Theatre, supported by Arts Council England, has been working on an immersive theatre experience for young people called ‘A Positive Life’. A Positive Life is inspired by the stories of five characters around sex, love and relationships, featuring dance, physical theatre and spoken word. The work, aimed at young people 11-24 years old, has an uplifting and engaging message on self-love, sexual health topics and sex education stories. During our research and development phase, we worked with many young people in schools (mainstream & SEN) and community settings, to gain relevant content to …

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AutinDT is looking for queer artists in dance theatre and spoken word to join the company for rehearsals and touring of its production ‘Queer Words’ from May 2018.

  Autin Dance Theatre (Birmingham) is looking for exceptional performers in dance theatre and spoken word for the creation of ‘Queer Words’, a bold, provocative, and multi-disciplinary performance around the themes of toxic ideals and the crisis of masculinity.         We are particularly interested in hearing from experienced performers based in Birmingham/West Midlands, who identify as LGBTQ, and have an interest/experience in Queer Art. We are looking for highly creative, versatile, skilled and strong individual performers interested in embarking on a new creative journey with the company. Applicants should demonstrate strong dance theatre technique, partner work, improvisational, …

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Free one-off event for Schools and Industry professionals on Tues 27 June, 6pm at mac birmingham!

  Next week on Tuesday is our FREE A Positive Life event for schools & industry professionals at mac Birmingham with the support of Arts Council England, Arts Connect and Birmingham Education Partnership. Tuesday 27 June 2017, 6pm at mac birmingham (Foyle Studio) Book your free ticket here: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/a-positive-life The event includes a presentation of our creative and educational project, the performance of our immersive dance theatre experience, the chance to give feedback and network over refreshments.   An immersive and engaging dance theatre experience for young people. “Engaging, intriguing and eye-opening” Teen Wirral review A Positive Life is an immersive theatre experience inspired by the individual journeys …

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A Positive Life ON TOUR!!!

After 2 years of planning and researching for the piece, we kicked off our national tour of A Positive Life earlier last month with 14 tour dates to secondary schools, universities, arts centres and theatres. “We have been developing the work quite naturally, going through different stages of consultation with various groups of young people, and of research and development phases to create the full length version of the work. It has been one of the most rewarding creative processes of my career and a way for me to inform, educate, inspire change, and share beautiful and thought-provoking stories with our …

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Autin DT – Teaser Video

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