Stopgap Dance Company work with young dancers from across Algeria and develop a performance for the International Contemporary Dance Festival
Stopgap Dance Company returns to Algeria after their award winning performance in last year’s International Contemporary Dance Festival. This time, StopGap artists David Willdridge and Anna Pearce have been working with young disabled and non-disabled Algerian dancers from the National Ballet, ISMAS and CHAMS Association in a series of workshops in partnership with Ministry of Culture, to produce two new works – one for the International Contemporary Dance Festival in Algiers, 17 - 22 December, and the second to mark International Human Rights Day.
"This year, David Willridge and Anna Pearce from Stopgap Dance will be working with young dancers from across Algeria in a week-long residency run with the Ministry of Culture to develop their skills and produce a new work for performance at the Dance Festival in Algiers later in December. Stopgap will also be working again with young dancers with disabilities from CHAMS Association and sharing both works at the end of the week on International Human Rights Day."
Martin Daltry, Director British Council
“Working this week with both the ISMAS and CHAMS group has been really inspiring. It’s wonderful to be able to share stopgap’s philosophy of each person dancing for, and challenging their own body and ability to see this come together with the real mixture of movement sills in this project has been a very real experience.”
Anna Pearce, Stopgap choreographer
Algiers, Algeria5th Nov 2015 - 11th Dec 2015
Stopgap Dance Company Residency,