ESD DIGITAL

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ESD DIGITAL
Photo credit: Zac Cooke
In light of the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19), a top story in the news across the world. Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) has refashioned its spring and summer season of activities into a digital form, tailored especially to allow people to continue engaging in and benefiting from dance and culture during self-isolation. 
 
ESD is delighted to deliver a range of exciting and informative contemporary dance works on its website and social media. These will be delivered by ESD company dancers, guest artists, and collaborators, and at the same time will offer a small income for them, during these challenging times.
 
Whilst the safety and well-being of our audience, company dancers, collaborators, partners and voluntary staff is of utmost importance to us; ESD will continue to deliver its passion for dance.
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Programme
Spring 2020
Performances //
We are devastated to be unable to continue to perform our dance works for you in theatres and community centres throughout the North of England and beyond. However, we are excited that you will now be able to watch pre-recorded performances from our past and present seasons here online, completely free of charge!
May 2020 Schedule
I am not an Indian dancer?
Creator and Director: Balbir Singh
Available online from 6.00pm (BST)
18/4/2020 until 16/5/2020
The New Norm
Concept and Director: Eliot Smith
Choreography: Company Dancers
Available online from 6.00pm (BST)
2/5/2020 until 30/5/2020
POPPY
Choreographer: Eliot Smith
Available online from 10.00am (BST)
8/5/2020 until 22/5/2020
Artemis Clown
Choreographer: Rosie Kay
Available online from 6.00pm (BST)
23/5/2020 until 29/5/2020
If you enjoyed the performances, please click here to donate. Every penny will help us continue to create new art and support our company dancers and artists now and in the future. Any donation you can give is hugely appreciated!
Artemis Clown
Now showing: ARTEMIS CLOWN
 
Creatives & Credits
Choreographer: Rosie Kay
Dancers: Gemma Paganelli
Order of Music:
Kurtág: Játékok - Book 3: Felhangjáték, György Kurtág
Corelli: Concerto Grosso #8 - Vivace, Grave, Anna Holbling; Jaroslav Krcek: Capella Istropolitana, Arcangelo Corelli
Kurtág: Játékok - Book 3: Hommage A Christian Wolff, György Kurtág
Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte, Kathryn Stott, Maurice Ravel
Corelli: Concerto Grosso #8 - Allegro, Anna Holbling; Jaroslav Krcek: Capella Istropolitana, Arcangelo Corelli
Kurtág: Játékok - Book 1: Örökmozgó (Taláit Tárgy), Kurtág: Játékok 
Description of work please click here​​
Premiered on 27 November 2018 at The Sage, Gateshead
 
Funded and Supported by Arts Council England and Northumberland Arts Development
Commissioned by Eliot Smith Dance
Now showing: The New Norm
 
Creatives & Credits
Concept and Director: Eliot Smith
Choreography and Dancers: Adam Davies, Thomas Harden (Apprentice Dancer), Emma Lane, Gemma Paganelli, Giacomo Pini, Yamit Salazar and Victoria Winter
Music:
Wurlitzer by Leifur James
The Dance of Waterweeds By Zhi Qiang Wu
Percussion by Morgenrot World Music
Siku by Indios De Siku
The Four Seasons by Traditional - Elizabeth Koch
Black Is Black by Byetone
Children's Corner: I. Docteur Gradus ad Parnassum by Claude Debussy
Description of work please click here
First online showing on 2 May 2020 at 6.00pm (BST)
Performance Highlight
Eliot Smith's PITMAN
Online premiere Saturday 13 June 2020 at 1.00pm (BST) followed by a live post-show Q&A with Eliot Smith and Yamit Salazar.
 
As the Northumberland Miners Picnic 2020 event at Woodhorn Museum can't go ahead due to Covid-19, we're delighted to be showing the performance of PITMAN online created by Eliot Smith in Autumn 2016.
With intimate and emotional solos, duets and dramatic ensemble dancing Pitman explores the hopes, dreams and talent of the Ashington Group of Pitmen Painters, created in collaboration with Woodhorn Museum and with the kind permission from The Ashington Group Trustees.
The performance will be available to watch online until 20 June.
 
Find out more about Pitman by clicking here.
Dance Classes //
Whether you’re a beginner who’s just starting out or an advanced dancer looking to maintain your training, we are live streaming dance classes on our Instagram channel delivered by our company dancers from the comfort of their homes.
All classes are Open Level, lasts for 60 Minutes and are delivered on ESD's Instagram channel click here, unless highlighted differently.
May 2020 Schedule
 
Ballet Barre by Adam Davies
Fri 1/05/20
10.30am (BST)
Ballet Barre by Gemma Paganelli
Mon 4/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Contemporary by Emma Lane
Thur 7/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Ballet Barre by Thomas Harden
Mon 11/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Yoga by Giacomo Pini
Thur 14/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Under 16's Contemporary Fusion by Yamit Salazar
Fri 15/05/20
3.30pm (BST)
This class will take place on Zoom. Click here to register
Ballet Barre by Adam Davies
Mon 18/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Contemporary by Eliot Smith
Tue 19/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Contemporary by Yamit Salazar
Thur 21/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Under 16's Contemporary Fusion by Yamit Salazar
Fri 22/05/20
3.30pm (BST)
This class will take place on Zoom. Click here to register
Ballet Barre by Gemma Paganelli
Mon 25/05/20
10.00am (BST)
Kathak by Guest Dancer Abi Eswar
Thur 28/04/20
10.00am (BST)
This class will take place on Zoom. Click here to register
If you enjoyed the classes, please click here to donate. Every penny will help us continue to create new art and support our company dancers and artists now and in the future. Any donation you can give is hugely appreciated!
Online Dance Class Disclaimer
 
The content of our online classes is aimed for people aged 16+, if younger you must have parent or guardian permission to take part. Children under 16 years must have parent or guardian permission to take part and parent or guardian must remain present in the room whilst undertaking physical activity. This is also to ensure Safeguarding of your own child.
 
Please only participate in our classes if you are fit and healthy to do so. Whilst the tutors will ensure you are warmed up and ready to exercise, your Health and Safety is your own responsibility.
 
Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) and its tutors takes no responsibility for injury to yourself or others or damage to property caused by taking part in our online digital dance classes.

Participants hereby agree that you will not hold Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) and its members of faculty, or any other, liable for injuries or illness of any kind, including without limitation its directors, instructors, company dancers, independent contractors, employees, agents, contractors, and representatives.
Under 16's Dance Classes //
Contemporary Dance Fusion with Yamit Salazar on:
Friday 15 May 2020 at 3.30pm-4.30pm (BST)
Register here
Friday 22 May 2020 at 3.30pm-4.30pm (BST)
Register here
The classes take place via Zoom (You will need to download the Zoom app for free on your phone or get an account on your laptop in advance) We do advise participation on a laptop.
This is an open class recommended for age 8+ years. The class will involve a warm up and learn a short dance.
Price: Pay what you can by Donating to Eliot Smith Dance Dancers' Relief Fund Just Giving page by clicking here.
Online Dance Declaimer
The content of our online classes is aimed at students aged 16+, if younger you must have parent or guardian permission to take part. Children under 16 years must have parent or guardian permission to take part and parent or guardian must remain present in the room whilst undertaking physical activity. This is also to ensure Safeguarding of your own child.
 
Please only participate in our classes if you are fit and healthy to do so. Whilst the tutors will ensure you are warmed up and ready to exercise, your Health and Safety is your own responsibility.
 
Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) and its tutors takes no responsibility for injury to yourself or others or damage to property caused by taking part in our online digital dance classes. Our tutors are fully DBS certified.
Community //
Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) are delighted to announce two new community dance workshops.
Following on from last month's successful online community workshop(s), ESD is offering an opportunity for the local and wider community - in particular for people who are self-isolating or people over 50 years old and carers - to participate in two online contemporary dance workshops delivered by one of ESD's professional dancer and Artistic Director Eliot Smith. This work will be tailored around the choreographic process of Poppy (as part of 75 years of VE Day celebration) and will involve a dance class intended to support health, fitness and well-being, and to help develop physical activity during a period of self-isolation. It is our hope that this will encourage people to think creatively about the things that inspire them and to respond in some way. The workshops take place online, using Zoom - a video communication site.
Schedule
Tuesday 12 May 11.00am - Midday (BST)
delivered by Eliot Smith
Register click here
Tuesday 26 May 11.00am - Midday (BST)
delivered by Victoria Winter
Register click here
You will need a laptop or desktop computer and have access to the internet and to register in advance of the session. If you need help with Zoom please email us, info@eliotsmithdance.com and we’ll be happy to help.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class. Please note that we do not allow observers and by participating in this workshop you give consent for us to photograph the session and use the images for our social media channels and funders.
​If you enjoyed the participating or watching the performance(s), please click here to donate. Every penny will help us continue to create new art and support our company dancers and artists now and in the future. Any donation you can give is hugely appreciated!
Photo: Poppy workshop from Autumn 2018 at Woodhorn Museum
Eliot Smith (Artistic Director of Eliot Smith Dance) says
"Whilst the safety and well-being of our audience and company dancers is our primary concern, ESD also wants to continue to deliver on its passion for dance. Involvement in the arts and dance can be a healer, and people of all ages and backgrounds need this more than ever at this stressful time. ESD is here and ready to do its part for the community."
Interact - Q&A - Helping the Local Community //
Podcast
 
In April 2020, ESD Company Dancers answered your questions from the general public through video on our social media channels. This is now available in audio at ESD's new Podcast from Summer 2020.
We hope this supports those who are self-isolating and those who feel lonely.
Live Q&A with Eliot Smith
 
Join us for a live online conversation with Eliot Smith. You are invited to ask any burning questions you might have about his career, dance works, ESD and all things dance!
 
Friday 29 May at 2.00pm - 3.00pm (BST)
Live on ESD's Instagram Channel, please click here

Helping the Local Community

 

Some of ESD Company Dancers are serving their local communities in villages, towns and cities across the world. They will be supporting those most vulnerable by delivering food and ESD dance literature to social housing areas.
 
We do hope our digital dance programme will be of some support, especially to those who may feel lonely due to self-isolating and being unable to leave their homes in the coming weeks due to the Covid-19 threat.
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