TRAIN THE TRAINER – A FULL DAY WORKSHOP – 08 FEBRUARY 2020

TRAIN THE TRAINER – A FULL DAY WORKSHOP – 08 FEBRUARY 2020

Opening Doors is pleased to announce a full day of workshops on 08th February 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, encompassing music, dance and theatre and featuring some of the best practitioners, performers, researchers and academics in the field.

To book your place kindly email us on : openingdoorsmalta@gmail.com

 WORKSHOP 1 – DANCE WITHIN THE COMMUNITYdoug comley

 DOUGLAS COMLEY

Douglas graduated in Performing Arts at Middlesex University in London. He began his professional career with Nexus Dance Company under the direction of Nigel Charnock (DV8). From then he worked as a performer and dance education outreach worker internationally with companies across Europe. He then returned to Wales to work in Further Education and become Male Dance Development officer for community organisation TAN Dance.

Douglas became the director of the Welsh male dance company Dynion for 15 years touring nationally and internationally, to raise the profile of male dance, leading to Creative Arts Wales award winner in 2010.

Throughout this period, he has also been involved in the choreography and implementation of several large-scale opening ceremonies. These include the Rugby World Cup, The Millennium Youth Games, Dubai City Festival, Commonwealth Games and the World Gymnaestrade.

Douglas teaches for various dance schools in Malta and heads different performance projects with different age groups and abilities.

 Workshop Outline

This workshop will begin with warm-up games, which can be adapted to different abilities in areas of focus, concentration and stamina. This will lead into a short warm up using PESS (Physical Education Sports Science) cards. We will then look at a visual stimuli that can lead to an informal performance.

The workshop will then finish with a fun introduction to SOUNDBEAM. A device which makes sounds stimulated by movement.

Suggested Readings

 Rickett – Young, Linda (1996) Essential Guide To Dance. Hodder & Sloughton

Dance UK (2002) Dance Teaching Essentials. Dance UK.

Tufnell, Miranda. Crickmay, Chris (1990) Body Space Image Dance Books

This project has been funded by the Small Initiatives Support Scheme (SIS) managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS).

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