Midlands Arts Centre – MAC

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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‘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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