Join professional dancer and choreographer, Gareth Woodward, for this high energy, commercial hip-hop dance workshop. Learn new techniques and amazing routines to the latest tunes. Gareth has worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Cheryl Cole, Coldplay and The X Factor.
An afternoon of conversations and activity, which will provide an insight into artist-led activity in Nottingham. Together, we will consider what the artist-led culture of the city is and how this has changed over recent years; what the term artist-led means now, and how we embody it; and, perhaps most importantly, what it will look like in the future. This event features a talk by art critics, The White Pube who will describe how and why the collaboration began in 2015 and how it continues to grow.
This event has been organised by UKYA with the New Midland Group, a partnership between Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary.
Bored on Mars is a collaboration between artist Chiara Dellerba and dancer Kim Bormann. The workshop, an interactive and intimate performance, explores forms of decompression and engages with the notion of unproductive space, slow down rituals and the creation of nothing as a generative process with critical potential.
Please wear comfortable clothes.
Berkavitch is one of the most respected voices in the UK spoken-word scene. Former UK Slam Poetry Champion, Internationally acclaimed Storyteller, accomplished Breakdancer, Digital Artist and Animator, he has toured poetry and spoken-word across Europe, South America and Asia, and his work has been featured on Sky Arts, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 4.
During this two hour workshop participants will explore various approaches for developing semi-autobiographical writing for performance utilising metaphor as a creative device.
LaPelle’s Factory cordially invite you to participate in THE NIGHT SHIFT - a very special creative all-nighter as part of the UKYA City Takeover. A 12-hour theatrical lock-in for anyone interested in rapid-response theatre-making and staying up really, really late. Part workshop, part performance-making free-for-all, LaPelle’s Factory will work with you via twilight, starlight and the witching hour to explore the creative creepies which lurk in the dark. You’ll be let loose to craft your own material, which will be shaped and then shared, bleary-eyed, the following morning.
Spaces limited - booking essential. Participants must be aged 18+
In this workshop Aja Ireland will teach you how to make environmental recordings, and create a wide range of different sounds and textures by only using simple, built in Ableton Plugins. You will learn to build ambient/drone/noise textures, experiment and discovering new sounds as a group through live demonstration.
Get animated with this Stop-motion animation workshop! Working in small groups of 2-4 and learning the techniques used in 'Shaun the Sheep’ and the ‘Lego Movie’ you will create your very own animated movie. You will make models and props and then use cameras, laptops, backgrounds and lots of imagination to bring your creations to life! Your finished films will then be uploaded to the Animation Nation ‘YouTube’ Channel for your family and friends to watch!
Recommended age: 12-16 years.
Dizzy Ink is a risograph and screen printing studio. Using UKYA City Takeover as inspiration and stimuli, Made in a Day allows participants to create, design, print and bind a risograph zine within one day. All participants will get the opportunity to take a publication home.