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We are excited to announce that we are working with The C-DaRE, Coventry UNI team on their upcoming CultureMoves LabDays in November. The CultureMoves Exploratory LabDays explore Europeana content, curate mini-collections and consider the relationship between dance, public spaces and tourism. In collaboration with the Research team (C-DaRE): Rosa Cisneros, Marie-Louise Crawley and Sarah Whatley … Continue reading “Research – C-DaRE Culturemoves”

6 Feet 3 Shoes A feisty fusion of Spanish flamenco and Scottish step dance in a heartwarming celebration of friendship across borders. After a thrilling, sold-out run for its World Premiere at Dance Base – Scotland’s dedicated home of dance, – for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, 6 Feet 3 Shoes, hits the road for a short … Continue reading “6 Feet, 3 Shoes Autumn Tour 2019”

Thank you EdFringe Heros 2019 We would like to acknowledge the support of our EdFringe Heros who supported our summer in Edinburgh through donations.  We raised just under £1200 with our crowdfunder and this really did help us pay for some of the expenses involved in taking a show to the Fringe. Thanks goes to:  … Continue reading “Thank you EdFringe Heros!”

There really is too much to say so we’ve included some links (all in red) where you can click onto further information and some of our fun videos we took over the summer. We started with a special preview of our new work 6 Feet, 3 Shoes at Kala Sangam, perfect for our tech week … Continue reading “Our sell-out summer!”

We are extremely honoured to have been invited to perform 6 Feet, 3 Shoes at this year’s Fringe by Dance Base Artistic Director, Morag Deyes. This is an incredible opportunity for the company to be placed within an international dance programme to show off our new artistic work and direction. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!  … Continue reading “Be our EdFringe Hero!!”

Slanjayvah Danza celebrates its 15 year anniversary.  This is a massive milestone for the company and our Artistic Director Jen Wren and we have a few celebration events to let you know about. Firstly, thank you to all our family, friends, funders, partners and collaborators for their confidence and continuous investment in the company and … Continue reading “Celebrating 15 Years!”

While our work blossoms and expands, so does our team! We are delighted to introduce and be working with Gwen Van Spijk as the company’s co-producer.  Gwen has a wealth of experience to offer the company and after 6 years of working closely with Jen as an advisor, Gwen is now hands’ on in the senior … Continue reading “We are growing!”

We’re thrilled that we have been awarded a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England to complete the final elements of the production and initial tour of 6 Feet, 3 Shoes. 6 Feet, 3 Shoes is a celebration of friendship across borders, told through feisty percussive flamenco, Scottish and contemporary dance, with three dancers, … Continue reading “Its a yes!”

Hello Folks, Excitement is building for our autumn activities as the company artists and dancers start the migration back to the nest for new conversations! It’s been a fantastic summer, full of fun leading and learning experiences.  I’ve been filling my boots and pockets to the brim with inspirations, collaborations, research and ideas to work … Continue reading “Autumn 2018”

Who can believe we ‘re half way through the second month of the year already?  How time Flies!!  We hope you’ve had a great start to the year so far! Back Then…  We were delighted to end 2017 with a spectacular crew of dancers and musicians, each boasting a wealth of talent and bringing that … Continue reading “Feb 2018”

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”

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”

In line with our current re-branding (thank you Magpie!), we now have a brand spanking new Facebook PAGE, an updated and functional Twitter, and for the first time ever – Instagram – with which we can now share our various adventures* and exploits with you. So, like, share, follow, and join the antics with us, … Continue reading “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 musicians Cormac Byrne, Al McSween, and Giuliano Moreno. Director and Lead Choreographer Jen Wren will work together with … Continue reading “Artists – 2017”

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”

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 it out”

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 “Funding award”

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 “Coming together”