William Patten 'Dancers in Residence'

20 November 2017

In September 2016 we visited William Patten Primary School in London to deliver school assemblies and workshops for the whole school, following this the Headteacher Karen Law approached us to deliver a Dancers in Residence Programme.

This project will involve Paul Smethurst, Project Manager & Resident Practitioner & Daisy May Kemp, Resident Artist (Maternity Leave), visiting the school over a six week period and working with each class once a week. The project will culminate in a performance at Sadler’s Wells in January 2018, with an invited audience of family, friends and guests, of a special version of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella where each class will perform a section of the story!

James Mackenzie-Blackman, Executive Director of New Adventures said, “At New Adventures we are dedicated to investing in the future of dance and the next generation of artists and we are very excited to be working with William Patten Primary School on this unique project that will provide the whole school with an unforgettable experience.”

Karen Law, Headteacher of William Patten Primary School said, "We are absolutely delighted to be working with New Adventures. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children, staff and families. We still can’t believe it is happening!"

Main Image: Alicia Clarke

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