Excited to reopen studios for classes on 14 September

Breakdance class

Although it’s been fantastic to carry on with our classes via Zoom during lockdown, we know many of our participants have missed learning in a studio and missed the social and friendship aspect of visiting The Garage. That’s why we’ve been busy behind the scenes, getting ready to open our studios from 14 September in […]

WANTED: PERFORMERS WITH THEIR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF DANCE

13/01/2020 PULSE is on the hunt for people with an unstoppable passion for dance who want to be seen on the biggest stages. Company choreographer and tutor Victoria Taylor said: “This is more than a weekly class. We’re looking for dancers aged eight to 16 who are showing that next level technique or performance quality. […]

TURNSTYLE MAKES HEADLINES AT NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

26/07/2019 A sold-out Norwich Playhouse enjoyed a packed programme of dance that made you think, made you cry and made you smile. Carrie Mansfield, The Garage’s creative director, thanked everyone for turning out on such a hot evening to support those taking part in this year’s Turnstyle platform. “I also want to say a big thank you the dancers and […]

OUR STRENGTHS ARE OFTEN IN OUR DIFFERENCES – MEET OUR NEW INCLUSIVE DANCE COMPANY IN CAHOOTS

25/07/2019 Tonight marks the debut of The Garage’s latest dance company, In Cahoots. An inclusive group that proves our strengths are often in our differences. The seven diverse dancers will perform contemporary piece Eye to Eye for a sold out Norwich Playhouse as part of our annual showcase Turnstyle. Rehearsal time has been a challenge, cramming as much as they can into […]

MOSAIC MEMBERS DANCING FOR JOY AFTER SADLER’S WELLS PERFORMANCE

19/07/2019 There’s a buzz in the studio as the members of Mosaic Performance Company warm-up. Their minds still very much on their appearance at the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells, London a few days before. “I read all the Wells books – Rosanna Joins the Wells, etc. – when I was 10-years-old. The fact we were dancing there was […]

NEW MA PERFORMING ARTS ENTERPRISE AT THE GARAGE

28/06/2019 The Garage is launching a new MA in Performing Arts Enterprise; giving the creative community of East Anglia and beyond the vital business tools they need to help create a living from their work. Validated by the Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), it will serve as a springboard for those looking to not just survive but […]

CHANGING HOW WE WORK – OUR TUTORS ON THEIR DAN.CE IN EXPERIENCE

12/06/2019 The Garage’s Scott “Scooby” Atkins, Victoria Taylor and Danielle Gardner learnt a lot about diversity and themselves at the first DAN.ce AcCEssibility INclusion (DAN.CE IN) conference in Alicante. They shared their experiences as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week. Scooby’s journey proved a personal one which has pushed him as a choreographer, a performer and a person. It started with a missing veneer… […]

INTERNATIONAL INCLUSION PROJECT CHALLENGES DISCRIMINATION IN DANCE

11/06/2019 DAN.ce AcCEssibility INclusion (DAN.CE IN) is shattering the concept of limits. Professional dancers, instructors, social workers and functionally diverse people from Spain, Italy and the UK are collaborating to create work that encourages equal opportunities through the joy of movement. The first conference took place in Alicante, Spain, Monday 15-Thursday 18 April; and included members of The […]

HOW DRESSED. TURNS DARKNESS INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

16/05/2019 dressed. is for women whose worlds have been shattered and for all the friends who have helped rebuild them. It’s the story of how, after being stripped at gunpoint, Lydia Higginson set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour and now only wears clothes she has made. She said: “When […]

Q&A WITH UNSIGNED POP SINGER HANNAH BIRTWELL

14/05/2019 Hannah Birtwell is a singer-songwriter from Easton, who has already had a track played on BBC Radio Norfolk. We chatted to her about conquering her nerves and preparing for the Unsigned gig at The Waterfront in Norwich on Sunday 19 May. You said you’ve been singing since you could talk; did you grow up in a musical household? My mum […]