A different tune
This co-production with Fuse: New Theatre for Young People draws dance styles from across the world, highlighting cultural diversity and identity.
A Different Tune tells the story of a group of animal friends and their adventures. Sometimes they playfully dance together, sometimes they fall out and then make up. Throughout this journey they are gaining confidence and learning to care for each other. 'A Different Tune' will imaginatively and innovatively relate through a dance, drama and music fusion the story of how one animal – ostracised by other animals – discovers his own new way of dancing and through that finds self esteem and acceptance without having to compromise his own identity. The story comes alive through live dance and music within mesmerising surroundings created by the use of Isadora interactive video software.
The artistic team
Sudworth (director), Chris Davies (music), Kali Dass (choreography)
and Sam Meech (digital art). Artistic direction is by Bisakha Sarker (Chaturangan)
and Andrew Raffle (Fuse).
Performers include Fenfen.
Following in the
tradition of highly successful and innovative national conferences on
the issues facing contemporary dance, Chaturangan held an associated seminar.
Different Tune or the Same old Song?
was a national seminar on cultural diversity and the use of new technology
in children’s dance theatre. It was held in The Box, FACT, Wood
St., Liverpool L1 4DQ on Monday 15 June 2009 from
10am – 4pm
What people said about the development stage
“The presentation of the work from the development phase at FACT was captivating.”… Head teacher from Holy Cross Primary school
“The dance and music were fantastic.” ... young member of the audience
“The quality of the movements together with the music and technology was of an exceptional standard.” … Brindley Theatre, Runcorn
“There is a
need for dance at Key Stage 1 in Halton to support learning, INSET and
Arts Mark applications. There are currently no companies that we are aware
of that will deliver outreach and education work at this level.”…
Dance Development Officer, Halton Borough Council