Paragon - M3 (Make Music Move) Summer School
Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July | 13.00-16.00 | 12-20 yrs | All levels
Dance Base, Edinburgh
Are you up for the challenge of making a new dance piece in a week? Come and join us for an exciting week of free inclusive dance and music workshops, led by Aya Kobayashi. Aimed at young people (12-20 yrs) with and without disabilities, this is a chance to create a piece incorporating the skills and abilities of each participant. The week will culminate in an informal sharing of work at 15.00 on Friday 16 July.
Workshops are led by renowned choreographer and performer Aya Kobayashi and assisted by Paragon’s trained, professional musicians and dancers.
Fore more information and to book contact Charlotte Riley Gibson, Programme and Communications Manager on 0141 354 0234 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aya has worked with number of inclusive dance companies in the last decade alongside of her movement practice and performance making. Aya trained at Showa Ballet Academy (Japan) and Rambert School then completed her MA in University of Chichester. As a performer she has worked with choreographers such as, Rosemary Lee, Charlie Morrissey, Yael Flexer, Saffy Setohy and Gecko Theatre. Since 2009 Aya worked as a resident artist for Anjali Dance Company, who work with dancers with learning disabilities and she choreographed many pieces and rehearsal-directed various touring productions. Aya also worked companies such as Stopgap, Cando2, Muse Company (Tokyo) and Indepen-dance. She works regularly with Tate Galleries in London and presented audience participatory works for family festivals. She is currently designing a regular program for Early Years visitors at Museum of Childhood. She enjoys working with inclusive and intergenerational groups and dedicates to develop the artistry within the community. In 2015/16 she directed large-scale site-specific community dance in Ofunato, one of the tsunami disaster areas of NE Japan, she also worked with local inclusive groups in Egypt and Mexico and presented pieces for the festivals.