Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Research and development opportunity for new community opera

Surrey Arts have commissioned a community opera called The Freedom Game to be performed at The Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 12th May 2015 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in Surrey.

The Freedom Game has been composed by Hannah Conway and written by Sir Richard Stilgoe, It will be directed by Karen Gillingham and choreographed by Katie Green (Made By Katie Green) with Hannah Batley. There will be a choir of 1000 primary school children and some additional groups, a semi professional choir of approximately 20 and a professional cast of 4. The orchestra will be made up of the Surrey Youth Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensembles. There will then be a stage company of 150-200 and a dance company of 50-75.

Katie Green would like to invite you to join her and Hannah to help them to explore themes related to the Magna Carta and start to develop a movement language for the opera.  

Dates and times: 
Mon 27th October - 10-1pm
Thursday 13th November - 10-4pm
Thursday 11th December - 10-4pm
Place: Surrey Arts at Westfield Primary School in Woking, Bonsey Lane, Woking, Surrey GU22 9PR
(contact katie@madebykatiegreen.co.uk for more information about getting to the venue)

Please note, this is an R&D opportunity only, as the dance company for The Freedom Game will be composed of children and young people from schools in Surrey. Come along if you would like the opportunity to participate in a creative process, meet with other artists, and get to know Katie Green and Hannah Batley (Made By Katie Green will be auditioning for new dancers in 2015). You do not need to attend all 3 of the sessions.

Contact Katie Green on katie@madebykatiegreen.co.uk by the 25th October if you would like to attend some or all of these R&D sessions.

We are also looking for a recent dance graduate to join The Freedom Game team as an intern. Please contact katie@madebykatiegreen.co.uk for more information and to express your interest.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Photos from performances at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge: 12th July 2014

Pari Naderi took some beautiful shots of our performances of The Imagination Museum at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge (part of Kent Dancing 2014), and I wanted to share them with you here rather than waiting for an opportunity to add them to the website.

Thank you to Pari and to South East Dance for allowing me to share these images.














































The Imagination Museum at Kent Dancing 2014. Made By Katie Green. All images © Pari Naderi and courtesy of South East Dance. Dancers Robert Guy, Jessamin Landamore Coyne and Lucy Starkey.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

First Dancing in Caves images: on-site in the Robin Hood Cave, Creswell Crags

Photographs from rehearsal at Creswell Crags © Jo Forrest 2014 All rights reserved; Dancers Robert Guy, Jessamin Landamore Coyne and Lucy Starkey