Monday, 25 September 2017

Schedule for performances and private view/exhibition this busy term and an inclusion quote

We are back in full swing and lots to do and look forward to:

from now till end of October

Back Lane West residency
Back Lane West, Redruth
cross art form, short film, whatever the artists want to explore...

Saturday 21 October

Dance Festival
Wheal Martyn Clay Museum, PL26 8XG
Shallal 2 and 'Out There' with community groups and local schools

Shallal Sketchbooks Private View

Falmouth Art Gallery
3pm - 6pm
Exhibition 21 October - 2 November

Saturday 11 November

Vital Spark
'Out There' at...
Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard PL14 4AP
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£5 or £3 concession

Wednesday 15 November

Invitation to dance at Hall for Cornwall for their OPEN DAY : SHOWCASE day  for their Paul Hamlyn Foundation-funded Community Club programme.
5pm -7pm
Shallal Dance Theatre with a shortened version of Ladders & Footprints, improv and Shallal 2 and other community groups

Tuesday 21 November

Bodmin Dance Platform
at Bodmin College, Lostwithiel Rd, Bodmin PL31 1DD
'Out There' and other community groups
£8 adults, £6 concessions

Friday 1 December

Doorways with Ladders and Footprints
Shallal Dance Theatre
at The Acorn, Parade St, Penzance, TR18 4BU
Tickets adults £7, concessions £5, children £3

Open improvisation workshopping, back in the swing of development and rehearsals on Fridays

One of my new loves is Instagram, the world of images, following: artist friends to our youngest son and fun to follow those who travel and some fantastic photographers ....

so recently an old Shallal friend posted

a comment under a sketch of her son doing ballet bar work....

"You cannot train someone to be inclusive. There is no evidence or proof to show that the individual has a heart. No scale for me to check that they can hear the blood thundering through every maternal vessel. My knuckles are sore from knocking on doors. My knees are worn from praying. My words can no longer tell the whole story, it is so long and lost its relevance along with my voice. I forget how to ask nicely anymore, I forget how to ask, I forget. You cannot train someone to be inclusive but over the years I have learnt that the first word you hear from their mouths, the very first word is, "Yes!" that is how i can tell. Thank you @jowillis3 and @cornwalldance1 for saying yes xxx"

We worked together many years ago in dance and in the first Back Lane West residency and i am very moved and grateful to be remembered.


Many thanks to all the team tirelessly working to bring in funding and gain exposure for our work, particularly at present Lou Brett and Barbara Santi who are also Awen Productions!

Also do follow the wonderful world of Shallal Sketchbooks and how it is grown and styled under the talents of Victoria.

How nice to work with Zoe Osmond and Lois Taylor in Liskeard and Kerry Tomlins is working more with us now in Penzance and comes regularly to Shallal Dance Theatre, Pep is sharing his vast expertise and I hope to step out of staging production organisation more and more - not my best talent!
I have always been impressed by the open hearted and creative people who are attracted to Shallal and have helped us along the way, some stay and make a 'home', others 'live' with us for a while! for it all, we are very grateful!