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The Comfort Chronicles

The Comfort Chronicles The Comfort Chronicles promised dance, theatre, chats and tunes. It certainly did that all wrapped up in wonderful illustrations by Molly Harman. Holly Gibbs and her fellow dancers, Elise and Nicola entertained the audience at Social on Humber Street on 4 May taking them on an emotional journey with the final stop leaving them with a definite party feeling. See the video below to catch a glimpse of the show and some of the final rehearsals…

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Roary The Tiger

Roary The Tiger My name is Éva Lourie-Russell and I am a 22-year-old dance artist based in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Recently, I have been working with Hull Dance and Ganton School to deliver dance sessions to the sixth form students with co-artist Holly Gibbs. We started the sessions by asking the students what they were interested in when it came to dancing and everyday life. This was so we could create bespoke sessions for the participants, most of whom had never danced with professional artists before. One of our initial questions was if the students had any previous dance experience.

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Finding Home

Finding Home There is no better place for visitors to view the centre of the city and its architecture than from the Hull Dance studio space at the top of 22 Alfred Gelder Street. So when Hull-based JoinedUp Dance Company was joined for two days of creative collaboration by members of Eliot Smith Dance Company from Newcastle, their first impressions of the city were of its impressive architecture. And then there’s its creative energy. Hull Dance shares a building with The Feral Art School, so apart from the airy, bright space at the top of the building, there are art

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Hull City Council Dance Strategy – Communicating and Influencing the Strategy 2021 – 2024

Arts Development is part of Hull City Council and has a strategic overview of the arts working to support and develop the creative sector in Hull.  Dance has been a priority for the last 25 years with the establishment of Hull Dance at the heart of this development.  Partnership work has also been vital, supporting our ambition that outcomes are co-ordinated, autonomous and sustainable. The current strategy was created with Hull Dance and partners, developed as part of an ongoing conversation and adopted by the Dance Partnership who are represented by performing arts venues, festivals and dancers representing different dance

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Finding Closure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2018 Tara and I started working with a group of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who visited the MS drop-in on Tuesday mornings in North Hull. In March 2020, like so many things, our sessions ended abruptly. We soon realised that classes were not going to resume anytime soon – in fact over a year later we are still not sure when the drop-in centre will be able to re-open. Last May we decided there was only one thing to do – start dancing together in ‘zoom world’ from our own homes. Moving online was a leap into

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