Birmingham Dance Network

Online Puppetry and Storytelling tutorials

  ‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home‘ tutorial videos are available until September! This FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and Social Media Channels .  

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Make Your Own Puppet @Home – tutorial videos are out! 

We have been busy over the last few months working with puppeteers, designers and a filmmaker on a FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families called ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘. The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and social media channels until September.   This project is funded by Birmingham City …

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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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