great arts & cultural stuff to do at home

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Tap Dance

Check out this catchy 'cups' tap dance - you won't be able to keep your feet from tapping!

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Haka 2

Watch as dancer and choreographer Corey Baker looks at the emotion and meaning behind the haka in this short film

Good for individuals or groups

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Flamenco

Take a look at this fantastically theatrical flamenco dance from New York.

Motionhouse Dance Theatre Company

A timely reminder from Warwickshire-based Motionhouse that this virus and social distancing will pass and they will be back – dancing. A short film with a powerful dance images and message.

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Stay at Home with SAMPAD

West Midlands based South Asian Performing Arts Dance company gives a captivating performance of About the Elephant

Spaghetti Dance

Corey Baker Dance Company have created a dance film under Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction.

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Ballet Class in Quarantine

Watch ballet dances do their daily class – but each in their own homes, all around the world. Dancers from Birmingham Royal ballet take their usual daily class a la Corona style!

Bayadère - The Ninth Life - In Rehearsals

Watch and listen to Indian choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and designer Tom Piper discuss their collaboration in this short film of rehearsals and interview clips.

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Haka 1

Learn how to Haka, like the NZ All Blacks Rugby Team. A powerful, beautiful dance from the Maori people of Aotearoa (NZ).

Good for individuals or groups

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Physically Being Me

A short video by 6 deaf and disabled dancers, sharing their stories. A must watch!

Bollywood

Take a look at this short introduction to Bollywood dance by Shakti Mohan.

2Faced Dance

A quick look behind the scenes with Herefordshire's dance company.

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Behind the scenes of The Australian Ballet

What does it take to put on a ballet. A lot! Take a look.

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Peter and the Wolf

A superb staging by The Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School of Sergei Prokofiev's much-loved children's work for orchestra and narrator. Pure escapism!

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Dancing on Ice

Take a look at this contemporary group dance on ice performed by French company Le Patin Libre.

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Swan Lake hip-hop

Watch this extraordinary hip hop version of the dying swan solo as performed by Lil’ Buck aka Charles Ryley. Please DO NOT try these movements at home, just watch and enjoy!

Black Country Dance Hub

Join this great dance project with Black Country Dance Hub. It is open to primary school children at home or at school. A fabulous chance to work with a choreographer over a few weeks.

ACE Dance & Music Company

Based on the words 'confined' and 'passage' here is a fantastic dance film created by young new recruit dancers from ACE.

JCB Digger & Dancers

Yes really - a dance film starring a JCB digger and 2 dancers by Motionhouse Dance in Warwickshire.

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Physical Theatre - creating a chair duet

Designed for groups

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Film clip from Dein Perry's Tap Dogs

An all male tap dancing cast tap and talk about the show.

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PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

Children & Young People: please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!

Children & Young People and key adults: please be aware of the importance of e-safety.

We strongly recommend the Thinkuknow e-safety website.

Artslink is a programme by West Midlands Virtual Schools, co-funded by Arts Connect. It aims to ensure that

all care experienced children & young people are able to access high-quality arts & cultural experiences and activities.

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