In September 2016 we visited William Patten Primary School in London to deliver assemblies and workshops for the whole school. Following this the Headteacher Karen Law approached us to deliver a Dancers in Residence Programme.
This project was led by Paul Smethurst, Project Manager & Resident Practitioner & Daisy May Kemp, Resident Artist (maternity cover), visiting the school over a six week period in 2017/18 and working with each class once a week. The project culminated 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 performed 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 were delighted to work with William Patten Primary School on this unique project that provided the whole school with an unforgettable experience.”
Karen Law, Headteacher of William Patten Primary School said, "We were absolutely delighted to work with New Adventures. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children, staff and families."
Have a watch of our mini-documentary below to find out more about this unique project and then have a look at our photos from this unforgettable experience in our project gallery: