New Adventures




This summer New Adventures & Re:Bourne were at Deer Shed and WOMAD festivals delivering a range of exciting workshops for all!


On Sunday 24 July two of our dancers led two family orientated workshops based on New Adventures’ repertoire at Deer Shed Festival 7.

Deer Shed Festival is a family friendly music, arts and science festival set in the beautiful Baldersby Park in North Yorkshire. It took place from 22 – 24 July with headline music acts from Richard Hawley, Everthing Everything and Beth Orton. The comedy line-up was headlined by Mark Wartson and Justin Moorhouse. There were also a range of arts activities from spoken word performances to storytelling and over 80 workshops.

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At WOMAD festival on Saturday 30 July there were three opportunities to explore Matthew Bourne’s work. Open to all ages and abilities, participants had the opportunity to learn choreography from some of his most celebrated work and have the chance to create a little something of their own.

1/ Nutcracker! Dance Workshop – Happening Tent (World of Children) 11am
Around 100 young people discovered the delights of Sweetieland in the Happening Tent and learnt some repertoire from the delicious theatrical feast that is Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

2/ Sleeping Beauty Dance Workshop – Molly’s Bar – 1pm
Nearly 300 participants, all different ages, entered the gothic world of Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty in Molly’s Bar where they certainly didn't catch any beauty sleep as they learnt some new and stylish party moves from the final act of the show.

3/ Swan Lake Dance Workshop – All Singing All Dancing – 4pm
A huge turn out of 400 people came along to learn some repertoire from Matthew Bourne’s most famous production, Swan Lake, in the All Singing All Dancing Tent.

WOMAD festival took place from 28 – 31 July at Charlton Park in Wiltshire and is a festival of World Music, art and dance.

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Images: Hilary Stock at WOMAD Festival