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Roary The Tiger

Roary The Tiger My name is Éva Lourie-Russell and I am a 22-year-old dance artist based in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Recently, I have been working with Hull Dance and Ganton School to deliver dance sessions to the sixth form students with co-artist Holly Gibbs. We started the sessions by asking the students what they were interested in when it came to dancing and everyday life. This was so we could create bespoke sessions for the participants, most of whom had never danced with professional artists before. One of our initial questions was if the students had any previous dance experience.

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Finding Home

Finding Home There is no better place for visitors to view the centre of the city and its architecture than from the Hull Dance studio space at the top of 22 Alfred Gelder Street. So when Hull-based JoinedUp Dance Company was joined for two days of creative collaboration by members of Eliot Smith Dance Company from Newcastle, their first impressions of the city were of its impressive architecture. And then there’s its creative energy. Hull Dance shares a building with The Feral Art School, so apart from the airy, bright space at the top of the building, there are art

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Hull City Council Dance Strategy – Communicating and Influencing the Strategy 2021 – 2024

Arts Development is part of Hull City Council and has a strategic overview of the arts working to support and develop the creative sector in Hull.  Dance has been a priority for the last 25 years with the establishment of Hull Dance at the heart of this development.  Partnership work has also been vital, supporting our ambition that outcomes are co-ordinated, autonomous and sustainable. The current strategy was created with Hull Dance and partners, developed as part of an ongoing conversation and adopted by the Dance Partnership who are represented by performing arts venues, festivals and dancers representing different dance

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Finding Closure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2018 Tara and I started working with a group of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who visited the MS drop-in on Tuesday mornings in North Hull. In March 2020, like so many things, our sessions ended abruptly. We soon realised that classes were not going to resume anytime soon – in fact over a year later we are still not sure when the drop-in centre will be able to re-open. Last May we decided there was only one thing to do – start dancing together in ‘zoom world’ from our own homes. Moving online was a leap into

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A Journey that Began with Hull Dance

Over the course of the past 6 months I have worked alongside Hull Dance and other dance professionals, in order to gain experience, knowledge and broaden my skills within the dance world as a recent graduate. I have previously worked with Hull Dance assisting to deliver workshops and sessions weekly to a Youth Group leading up to the pandemic. I also worked with TIN Arts to teach a programme at Ganton Special School, a secondary school within the Hull area working towards a performance at the FRESH event during 2020. However, over these last 6 months I have had the

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