I packed my passport and traveled as far afield as Telford, Stoke-on-Trent and Dudley to document the work that the ‘Dance Artists in Residence’ (DAiRs) were doing. The 2007 Tour was the culmination of over two years of dance development work in five areas across the West Midlands. The range of activities is too broad to list here (I’ve now added an Arts and Performance page with further information), but it was so inspiring to see just how much young people benefited from the workshops and performances. As with so many projects I work on, the team running and implementing the programme were great to work with, all credit to them for the positive comments from the young people!
This project was the first one I’ve done with a two camera set-up of a performance. In spite of a few technical hiccups, the end result looks really quite swish! In addition, the DVD features an interactive menu featuring informative slides. Really useful for getting across some of the nitty gritty facts and figures!