“Hofesh dancers gave my young people so much information about “why” we do this and not just about “how ” to do this. There was such clarity of purpose in the teaching – it was a really valuable experience for them. The HSC residency was the only time I have ever seen my group utterly embody the work of an artist” – Jane Woolley, Youth Dance Leader, Brighton
The company specialises in working with people from the age of 14 upwards and maintains a balance of work with young dancers and community engagement. All our Learning work is led by members of the current company or former HSC performers and draws on Hofesh’s own methodology, reflecting his unique approach to moving and creating movement. His dance language encompasses four themes: Energy & Emotion; Groove & Rhythm; Floorwork; and Totality.
These themes underpin everything that we teach and share – from a tour workshop in Berlin, to a repertoire residency in Burkina Faso from a restaging project in Derry Londonderry Capital of Culture to a workshop for professional dancers in Toronto.
In 2015/16, Hofesh was selected as a named Artist on the AS level and A-level dance curriculum. We have thriving partnerships with schools supporting the delivery of Arts Award and Arts Mark. The development of our work embraces the Arts Council England’s Quality Principles.
- Dancers of all ages – HSC continues to develop our Made In… series of performances, created together with the company and our dancers. Most recent productions have included projects with Hastings, Londonderry and upcoming project with young performers and emerging choreographers in East London through our partnership with East London Dance.
- Young People – Our partnership programme offers both live and digital connections, with workshops linked to the national curriculum, mentoring and specially designed A level & A/S level resources.
- Emerging Professionals – Supporting gifted and talented dancers from 16+ through our partnerships with South East Dance and DanceEast and higher education institutions and conservatoires delivering activities including mentoring, new approaches to dancer training and re-staging of productions.
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