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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Last minute call out for one (Birmingham/West Midlands-based) professional male dancer and physical theatre practitioner for A Positive Life.

Autin DT are urgently seeking one versatile and skilled male performer for our young people’s project. Must be comfortable with character work and text. Experience working in unusual environments and close audience interaction preferable. We particularly welcome applications from British dancers of Black, Asian and South Asian heritage based in Birmingham/West Midlands to join the Company for the rehearsals, performances and the delivery of the workshops between Monday 24 April and Saturday 15 July 2017. Open audition workshops: When: Sat 8 April (3-6pm) | Wed 12 April (3-6pm) | Sun 23 April (10am-1pm) Where: mac birmingham (Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham …

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A Positive Life – School Partnership Offer (May-July 2017)

Our Partnership Offer to secondary schools in Birmingham and the West Midlands (May-July 2017) : –1 secondary school taster session with professional Dance Artists including a live performance of A Positive Life and a dance theatre workshop. –1 sample experience to school professionals only on Tuesday 27 June 2017 6pm at mac Birmingham (Foyle Studio)   We believe effective Sex and Relationship Education within PSHE is essential if young people are to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives. We are aiming to help teachers and schools to deliver good Sex and Relationships Education and our programme focuses …

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‘Love thyself’ at Selfridges’ Live+Loud with mac birmingham

Autin Dance Theatre present ‘Love thyself’ at Selfridges’ Live + Loud with mac birmingham     AutinDT and mac birmingham (Next Generation programme) join forces and present ‘Love thyself’ at Selfridges’ Live + Loud, a physical journey of self-love inspired by the words of William Shakespeare. Drawing on contemporary social issues and events, this performance is a selection of interactive and immersive dance theatre pieces. Wed 28 September 2016, 7PM at The reFASHIONed Theatre, Birmingham Online bookings: TICKETS The event is taking place at The reFASHIONed Theatre (Level 5 – Moor Street Car Park, Park Street, B5 5JH Birmingham)    images: Donata Kukytė Photography …

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Open professional company classes at mac birmingham (5-10 Sept)

We are back in the studio next week in Birmingham and as usual we’re opening our doors to professional dancers and local practitioners! We will be opening up our morning class next week on Monday (5th), Wednesday (7th), Friday (9th) and Saturday (10th) at mac birmingham from 9.30am. £5 donation cost towards our online fundraising pledge if you wish! To donate click here!   As part of Autin DT and Birmingham Dance Network’s on-going commitment to support the development of professional dancers in the second city, we are happy to announce the line-up of dance artists and physical theatre practitioners …

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‘Be Positive’ Fundraising Campaign

August News: ‘A Positive Life’ Fundraising Campaign update:   July has seen Autin DT‘s first FUNdraising event! We gathered our friends and colleagues for a fun filled evening, of cocktails, cakes, games and raffles at our brilliant venue host Quarter Horse Coffee.       We’d like to thank our very generous prize donators; mac birmingham, DanceXchange, nForto, Laura Vanhulle, Mathew Chambers, DT Performance Cars, Katherine Hannaford and Donata Kukyte Photography. A massive thank you to all that attended and donated – all together we raised over a fantastic £400!               Please support us! …

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Autin DT @ Blue Cloud Scratch: Back for more!

Chantal from Cloud Dance Festival and Niamh from Blue Elephant Theatre (London) have offered to present our work at Blue Cloud Scratch at 8pm on Thursday 28 July! We’ll be showing excerpt of our work in progress ‘A Positive Life’, and look forward it! https://www.facebook.com/events/150543518700892/ Check out what it’s all about on here: http://www.cloud-dance-festival.org.uk/magazine/news/blue-cloud-scratch.html About the event: Blue Elephant Theatre’s and Cloud Dance Festival’s bimonthly scratch night is back, and we’ve got a really interesting lineup for you this time, as we’ll be featuring artists from around the country, so that you can get a taste of what artists are creating beyond …

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Press Release: A Positive Life – June 2016

Autin DT are extremely pleased to announce that Arts Council England have confirmed funding for a new research and development project commencing in July 2016. We are working towards a 3 year project including creative workshops with Young People, consultations, research and the creation of an immersive dance theatre experience, A Positive Life. During the current R&D period Creative Director, Johnny Autin, will be working alongside 6 performers (dancers, actors, spoken word artists, etc) to create a work in progress, an interactive live performance aimed at young people aged 14 – 24 years old. The team will be delving into conversations around sex education …

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