News

We are thrilled to say that we have a new website! Woo-hoo! Sadly, the old website was no longer cutting the mustard due to the age of the software that was used to design it, but thanks to Gerard Savva and his amazing team at Magpie we now have a brilliant, sleek, and stylish new … Continue reading “We have lift off!”

We are delighted to announce the show dates and venues for the autumn run of our latest production “6 Feet, 3 Shoes”. Times, ticket details and further information will be confirmed and posted on our productions page very soon, but in the meantimes, please do save the dates for your diaries. · 10th Nov 2017- … Continue reading “2017 Dates and Venues”

Last week Slanjayvah Danza were HOT! As company in residence in Córdoba (with outside temperatures varying from 45-55 degress), Jen and Luisa continued to work on materials in prep for our autumn adventures with “6 Feet, 3 Shoes”, supported by the Ayuntamiento de Córdoba. While out in the beautiful Andalucia of Spain, it was a … Continue reading “HOT in Córdoba”

Thanks to the appointment of our new Projects Assistant, Callum Holt, we’re now being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century (those are the exact words he used when describing how he was trying to get Jen to create a Facebook page… #technophobic). In line with our current re-branding (thank you Magpie!), we now … Continue reading “New Social Media”

In June 2017 we were invited by Rural Arts in Thirsk to be a part of their newest community engagement programme “Art on your Doorstep”. Funded through the wider project “Celebrating Age”, of which Rural Arts is a partner, “Art on your Doorstep” does exactly what it says on the tin: brings high quality art … Continue reading “Celebrating Age”

We are delighted to announce who our confirmed artists are for the “6 Feet, 3 Shoes” performances. Our 3 dancers are the very talented Charlotte Mathiesson, Emily O’Shea, and Leticia Sanchez, and they will be accompanied by world-renowned musicians Cormac Byrne, Al McSween, and Giuliano Moreno. Director and Lead Choreographer Jen Wren will work together … Continue reading “Announcing the Artists”

On the 10th and 11th June, Slanjayvah Danza was fortunate enough to open its figurative doors and welcome over 40 excellent dancers and performers to audition for the performance element of “6 Feet, 3 Shoes”. The auditions took place at the Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, on the Saturday, and at the School of Philosophy, Leeds, on … Continue reading “Making decisions”

For the past few months, “6 Feet, 3 Shoes” choreographers Jen Wren and Luisa Galan have been making, developing, and preparing choreographic material in Dance Studio Leeds for the performance element of the piece. They have been hard at work fusing together and finding parallels between Scottish Step Dance, Flamenco, and Contemporary, drawing together all … Continue reading “Studio fun in Leeds”

As part of our “6 Feet, 3 Shoes” project, Artistic Director and Lead Choreographer of Slanjayvah Danza, Jen Wren, had the brilliant opportunity to bring to the UK leading international Scottish Step dancer, Nic Gareiss with funding support from Tasgadh. Michigan born, Nic has an incredible passion for Scottish Step and many other percussive footwork … Continue reading “Stepping with Nic Gareiss”

We have great news! We have been awarded funds by Arts Council England to go into the second phase of our “6 Feet, 3 Shoes” project. The project itself explores the theme of friendship, travelling away from your home country, learning a new language, diving into new cultures and finding out what it is like … Continue reading “Support for “6 Feet, 3 Shoes””

We are delighted to announce that Leeds Inspired have awarded us funds to run an intergenerational project in the Middleton/Hunslet/Holbeck areas of Leeds. Partnered with DAZL (Dance Action Zone Leeds), the project aims to challenge and break down the divisions that can exist between older and younger people through bringing them together in creative workshops. … Continue reading “Bringing the ages together”