Participation

Scatter Dance Company

Please note: Auditions for 2021/22 have taken place and the company is full for this year. We will be releasing information about auditions for next year in Jul/Aug 2022.


Scatter is The Place’s adult dance company, which was founded in 2011 after identifying the need to have more intensive training and performance opportunities for adult non-professional dancers.

The company meet once a week and take part in class with our company Rehearsal Director Tory East. They then take part in a creative workshop with our commissioned choreographer for the term; working on a choreographic project that will be performed in a variety of venues. The company meet for the Autumn and Spring term with performances taking place throughout.

Recent commissioned choreographers include Victoria Fox, Alleyne Dance, James Wilton, Cai Tomos, Neil Flemming-Brown and Marso Riviere. And the company has performed at the Bloomsbury Festival, The Dance Shed, Lift Off Festival and Innovate Dance Festival.

The company is for people who have previous dance experience, as the classes are challenging and require a good technical knowledge.

We ask all participants to be able to commit for both terms and all performance opportunities.

How to join
To be a part of the company you must attend one of the taster and selection sessions. The taster sessions often take place in September. Please contact classes@theplace.org.uk to join our mailing list and keep updated about the company.


Timeframe
Autumn term:
  mid-September to mid-December
Spring term: mid-January to mid-March


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.