A Positive Life

Opportunities with AutinDT – volunteering

New volunteering opportunity!   We are seeking volunteers for our future programmes of work, particularly the indoor immersive performance ‘A Posi+ive Life’ (from February 2021 onwards) and new outdoor show ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ (due to premiere in Summer 2021). No front of house/usher experience needed, only an interest to play an active role in supporting our audiences and performance team, and share our passion for live dance theatre experiences! More information can be found here.     If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Autin Dance Theatre, please send an email with your contact details and …

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A Posi+ive Life UK Tour – Spring/Summer 2021 +

    We have developed a new and interactive Education Programme to go alongside our live performances of A Posi+ive Life that will be touring to venues near you from Spring 2021, making special creative modifications to the show in line with physical distancing and health & safety measures. Watch this space tour dates coming soon! A Posi+ive Life is an accessible, immersive and interactive theatre experience featuring dance, physical theatre, spoken word and BSL interpretation around the themes of sex education, consent, identity and wellbeing, aimed at teenagers and young adults (14+). The dance piece is a special invitation to a house party like no other, where a web of stories around sex, love and …

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Call Out for Volunteers!!!

Autin Dance Theatre seeks Volunteers!   Birmingham-based dance company Autin Dance Theatre is seeking volunteers for their future programmes of work, particularly their indoor performance‘A Posi+ive Life‘ (from February 2021 onwards) and new outdoor show ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘ (due to premiere in Summer 2021). ‘A Posi+ive Life‘ is an accessible, immersive and interactive theatre experience led by six contemporary characters featuring dance, physical theatre, spoken word and BSL interpretation for teenagers and young adults. ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘ is a large-scale performance, featuring 1 female contemporary dancer and a 4-metre tall sea giant puppet operated by 5 …

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Dance Insights: Johnny Autin 

    As part of DanceXchange’s Dance Insights Online programme, 2020 Artist in Residence Johnny Autin curated an exciting programme offering a unique insight into his creative inspiration. From Monday 25th May to Friday 7th June Johnny has been sharing a series of films and music that have proved inspirational, plus a presentation of his own work, Autin Dance Theatre’s ‘A Posi+tive Life‘ followed by a fascinating Q & A with members of the cast and the creative team. The programme included an enjoyable a Facebook Live discussion between Johnny and independent artistic director Orit Azaz. You can discover more about the Dance Insights Online programme here.  

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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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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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