New Adventures regularly visits schools, dance and community groups to deliver residencies for people of all ages and abilities.
Our residencies offer participants with either an interest and experience of dance, or as an introduction to movement, an opportunity to explore our signature storytelling style, usually with a focus on one of our award-winning shows. These projects can run intensively for a day or across a series of weeks. From our Dancers in Residence performance projects to one-off intensives they are always delivered by dance practitioners who have previously performed or are currently on tour with New Adventures.
Recent residencies have been held with right2dance, a community dance organisation in Paisley, Scotland as well as at conservatoires and colleges across the UK. Projects have also taken place across the world when our work is touring internationally, including with Matthew Bourne's Cinderella in Los Angeles in 2019. We visited 12 state high schools and some special schools with one-off workshops based on the show and on 13 February 2019, 39 schools joined us for a schools’ matinee performance at the Ahmanson attended by 1,408 students and educators. Click here to find out more about our LA Residency.
We are currently working with Year 3 students from William Patten Primary School to create a response piece to Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake which will culminate in a performance. There are also still places available for a five-day residency with The Brewhouse in Taunton on their Summer School. Click here to find out more.