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WRENJenni Wren's Slanjayvah Danza News! Spring 2014

Moving into the spring season it's been a very fast and busy start to the year indeed.

Minor Tears launched our 2014, hosted by a variety of performance venues - allowing valuable feedback on the work. We would like to thank everyone who supported the project and mini tour.  As we move forward, Jen herself has been busy dotting around the UK delivering workshops and leading discussions with a variety of groups including Yorkshire Movement and Dance,  the Teachers Convention held by Move IT and at the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama at LAMDA in London.

So, whats going on now at Jenni Wren's Slanjayvah Danza...


1. Producer required 
2. Article 19 - Featured video and blog. 
3. Minor Tears Reviews 
4. Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship Award
5. Slanjayvah Danza at Move IT with KT Tape Dance UK
6. Look out for...
7. Stay in touch

As you scroll down, please click on highlighted areas for links to more info.

1. Producer required

Jenni Wren's Slanjayvah Danza is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and committed independent producer (either individual or company), to work closely with the Artistic Director - Jenni Wren to support the delivery of the company's mission. The producer's role will be intrinsic in the development of the company and the initial target is a celebration of a decade of work by Slanjayvah Danza.

The company pursues a line of enquiry which is invested in the body and communication and which often puts real life stories on stage through dance; it produces small scale performances for regional touring and undertakes a range of educational and participatory initiatives. It would be in the company's interests to appoint a producer who has an affinity with the work and themes. The producer's role would encompass the following responsibilities:

• Company representation
• Partnership building
• Tour development
• Assistance with funding applications
• Revenue generation
• Marketing support
• Monitoring and Evaluation

Initial queries or expressions of interest and for access to new video material should be made for the attention of Jenni Wren to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Informal meetings will then be arranged to discuss fee, requirements and expectations of both parties.


2 Minor Tears Reviews

Minor Tears was launched at the CIC Gala at the Globe Theatre, London in November 2013 before continuing a series of performances in a variety of venues in Yorkshire and London.


Dancer: Ioannis Tsigkris Image: Josh Hawkins

For reviews and audience comments on Minor Tears, click here.

Now part of the new "Dissections" tour programme which celebrates a decade of dance created by Jenni Wren, Minor Tears will be back on the stage alongside other popular works, later in the year.


3 Article 19 - Featured video and blog.

Jenni's recent blog on Article 19 shares her personal journey of dealing with an injury as a dancer. The writing is filled with an honest report of the challenges and obstacles she faced from the point of injury to diagnosis.

Alongside this, Article 19 has featured a video interview showing footage of Minor Tears with the company members discussing the theme behind the work, the creative process and costume.

We would like to thank Article 19 for their capturing/editing of the work and for the support with the blog and the project.

Look out for blog excerpt 4 which is due to be posted mid April.


4  Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship Award


Jenni is delighted to announce her award from the Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship Fund allowing a specifically designed and in depth month of learning in Colorado Springs under the supervision of top Physical Therapist - Joe McCaleb.

Her visit will include working with 3 resident dance companies, presenting work on dance and injury and undertaking qualifications that will see her returning to the UK and Europe as one of the highest qualified PRO-Taper and instructors for KT Tape outside of the USA.


5  Our time at Move IT with KT Tape Dance UK

This year was our first time participating at the Move IT event and participate we did. We took a host of delights including an excerpt of Minor Tears performance, appearances on the interview sofa, discussions at the teaching convention.



Dancers Azzurra Ardovini / Ioannis Tsigkris
Image: Graham Watts

It was fantastic on all accounts to meet a diverse range of companies, teachers, dancers, schools and parents.

Alongside her artistic work, Jenni is the founder of the Leeds Injury Clinic and Director of KT Tape Dance UK, preventing, treating and rehabilitating injuries, specialising in the dancers body and therefore took the opportunity to combine her artistic work with a KT Tape Dance UK exhibition stand.


Minor Tears brought a lot of attention and praise whilst The KT Tape Dance UK stand was a constant buzz from the moment the doors opened. Equipped with a hard working team of Pro-Tapers to provide applications, advice and support with injury prevention, repair and rehabilitation, our team treated over 250 dancers..

Have a look at the webpage to see more information on how you can access KT Tape Dance UK directly through pop-up clinics, courses, injury and application advice.  Regular posts of information appear on the KT Tape Dance UK Facebook


6  To look out for ...

Jenni Wren's Slanjayvah have partnered with the Leeds branch of Age UK and will feature new excerpts of work during a night of Flamenco dance, music and tapas hosted at the Arch Cafe on the 16th of May 2014.  More information on tickets and featured performers to follow.

"DISSECTIONS" - a mixed programme of contemporary dance featuring five popular choreographies celebrating a decade of collaboration by Jenni Wren's Slanjayvah Danza.

The Leeds Injury Clinic

For Dance, Sports and the Physical Body


7.  Stay in touch through our Social Networks

Twitter: @Slanjayvah
Facebook: Slanjayvah Danza

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME......Don't Walk... DANCE!you_dont_dance_copy


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