It’s a great encouragement to be able to look back at the past year with you and share how far we’ve moved towards our goals, to enjoy past successes and to see some of the growth that was hoped for a year ago. Of course, when you’re in the thick of it, it doesn’t quite look or feel the same! All the difficulties loom large, the problems can stand in the way like brick walls and to be quite honest for me at times it really didn’t feel like anything else but failure!
BUT… looking back now over the past year really helps me to put things in perspective, so I’ve listed below all the events and successes of the year that I’m really pleased to have achieved. Enjoy reading or re-visiting these items and I’d love to know what successes you’ve had yourself this year. Please tell me by adding your comments in the comment box provided below.
And in no particular order…
Counterpoint Dance Company perform at the indigO2 arena.
It’s our largest venue to date and you can see a video short of the day’s events here.
Cubitt Artists commission me to create a short dance work.
In collaboration with their visual and sound artists I create a 15 minute piece performed by Counterpoint Dance Company inspired by the works of William Blake. You can see some of the results here.
I teach a masterclass for 3rd year dancers at London Contemporary Dance School.
See the blog post here.
Counterpoint Dance Company make our debut trip to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A huge success. It won’t be our last! Pics and videos to follow.
Arts Council England fund me for my Migrations London Tour.
This is the biggest project I’ve under taken to-date, collaborating with another choreographer (Jane Judd) and creating a 50 minute piece for three dance companies including Counterpoint Dance with performances at three venues in London. Here’s everyone in action.
I’m commissioned by A Million Minutes.
This was a very pleasing project hosted by the Alsen Day Centre for the Elderly where I worked with members to develop a public performance in response to their life stories. You can see some of the results here and my A Million Minutes webpage is here.
Dance UK award me a place on their dance teacher mentorship program.
Very excitingly just before Christmas, Dance UK awarded me a place on their mentorship scheme that develops potential future leaders in the arts. They’ll be providing me with funding, training and mentorship! This all begins later in January so watch this space…
I’d love to hear from you and what your successes have been in 2013. What’s one thing you are pleased to have achieved last year? Tell me in the comments section below.