Spark Youth Dance Company Inc.

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‘Shatter’ Victorian Tour

In April 2018, Spark Youth Dance Company are taking their production ‘Shatter’ on tour to Geelong and Narre Warren with a cast of 32 young dancers and 40 professional musicians.

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‘Shatter’ is a 90 minute contemporary dance work about the British Suffragettes produced and performed by one of the most “exciting and innovative” youth dance companies in Australia.

“Ground-breaking in its execution”
– Dance Writer

Featuring 32 dancers and a professional orchestra, ‘Shatter’ has been designed and directed entirely by young artists under 25 years old.

Shatter follows the story of Rosie, a young woman living through the era of the Suffrage movement in London, 1908; a movement that wanted to grant women the right to vote.

As the Suffragettes gain momentum in their protests through rallies and violent acts, Rosie is pulled into the movement and sacrifices all to shatter not only her own glass ceilings, but the world’s as well.

We are looking to raise $5000 towards our tour of this work in April. This money will help with:
– Buying material for extra costumes
– Hiring a lighting and sound company
– Paying our musicians

‘Shatter’ not only explores the history of the Suffragettes, it also presents an emotional response to an era and topic that brought great change to society. This work is more important than ever in 2018 as we continue to experience gender inequality throughout the world. We hope to encourage conversations about equality in our young artists and our audiences through this story work and, with your help, we’ll get our work to even more Victorians in 2018.

Stand side by side with us as we shatter glass ceilings and promote gender equality in our new contemporary dance work.

ABOUT US
Founded by an 18 year old dancer and aspiring choreographer in 2016, Spark Youth Dance Company Inc. seeks to fill a gap in the arts industry and allow young creatives to take the reigns on full productions, giving them connections and valuable experience through the process.

To find out more about our company, head to: www.sparkyouthdance.com.au

Follow us on:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/sparkyouthdance
Instagram – @sparkyouthdance
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Spark Youth Dance Company Inc. is a dance initiative driven entirely by young people under the age of twenty-five.

We strive to spark a passion for the creative process in the next generation of artistic leaders by providing the opportunity for a team of young people to create both short and full-length dance works.

Spark is a non-profit incorporated association led by Artistic Director Alex Dellaportas and supported by a committee and a new team of young creatives each year.

In its inaugural year, Spark produced an original contemporary dance interpretation of The Nutcracker set during WW1 that performed at the Frankston Arts Centre in September 2016, with guest artist Daniel Gaudiello.

Our vision is to provide a place where young people can express themselves through both creation and performance and to give youth a safe space to have their voices heard as young artists.

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