The company was founded in 2011 having identified a need to have more intense training and performance opportunities for adult non-professional dancers.
The company meet once a week on Wednesday evenings to take part in class and create and rehearse choreographic works. Dancers get to take part in workshops led by a variety of artists and Companies performing at The Place. This works often inspires the performance work created by the group.
The company have had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Sadé and Kristina Alleyne, Neil Fleming-Brown, James Wilton, Marso Riviere, Cai Tomos and Victor Fung and rehearsal director Tory East. They have previously performed at Bloomsbury Festival, The Dance Shed, Lift Off Festival, Move It! Innovate Dance Festival and most recently at The Place as part of In House; The Place Companies.
Scatter is suitable for people who have previous dance experience. The classes are challenging and require good technical knowledge (Level 2/3). Rehearsals include warm up and technique class followed by choreography and creative sessions.
Classes run through the autumn and spring terms.
We ask for participants to be able to commit for both terms and to the sessions and performance opportunities.
Auditions will be held on: Wednesday 20 September 2017 (6.30-9.30pm). Click here to book your space
Scatter Rehearsal Director: Tory East
Tory East trained at London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a 1st Class BA Honors degree. During her training Tory performed in works by Kerry Nicholls, Henri Oguiku, Richard Alston, Jiri Kylian and a reworking of Jeremy James My Big Pants. In 2006 she toured nationally and internationally with the Postgraduate Company Edge in work choreographed by Trisha Brown, Siobhan Davies and Sue MacLennan.
Tory was a member of Retina Dance Company from 2006 -2009, under the artistic direction of Filip Van Huffel. Tory also co-directed and choreographed for Retina Youth Company and RAUW, Retina's site specific performance event for the community. She has also worked with Underground7 Dance Theatre, Zoielogic Dance Theatre and Jam Jar Dance Theatre.
Tory is currently the Rehearsal Director of Scatter, the adult performance company of The Place. She has taught on the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) at DanceEast, Northern Contemporary Dance School and for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Holding a PGCE, she is also currently working with several Youth Dance Companies, schools and colleges across Hampshire, her Youth Dance Company ‘Overground Fusion’ represented the South East at U Dance 2014.
Tory is also an Advisor for the Hampshire New Dimensions in Dance Programme and a regular teacher for The Place, London Studio Centre and Greenwich Dance Agency.
Dates 2017 - 2018
Rehearsals: every Wednesday evening (6.30 – 9.30pm)
Autumn Term: 27 Sep 2017 – 6 Dec 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm (Studio 1)
Spring term: 10 Jan 2018 – 21 Mar 2018, 6.30pm-9.30pm (Studio 1)
Provisional performances & other projects dates:
Bloomsbury Festival: Oct 2017 (TBC)
Innovate Dance Festival: Nov 2017 (TBC), Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking
End of Term Sharing: Dec 2017 (TBC), The Place
Companies Evening: Feb 2018 (TBC) Robin Howard Theatre, The Place
Company Exchange weekend: Feb 2018 (TBC)
Lift Off Dance Festival: Mar 2018 (TBC)
Scatter has a company fee of £360. This covers the two terms. Fees must be paid prior to term commencing unless otherwise agreed with a member of the administration team.
Fee Instalment plans can be arranged by mutual agreement of the fee payer and The Place. Fees can be paid in person or over the phone, we accept Debit/Credit Card and cash.
It is not The Place's policy to refund or replace missed classes. Refunds will only be considered for particular circumstances. A doctor's certificate will be required if you are no longer able to attend classes due to an injury or medical condition. Refunds are not offered retrospectively and may be subject to a £10 administration charge.
If you need to contact us at any time during the course, please call Classes and Courses on 020 7121 1090 or email email@example.com