My friend Richard and I are having a film shown down in Brighton at the Oska Bright film festival. My other friend Danny also won an award from his film. We were invited to go. My lift came to pick me up at 9 o’clock time. We picked up someone else and we left for Brighton very . . . → Read More: Oska Bright Film Festival 2011
My role for the Gala was as the MC. I was going on and off giving speeches for the show. I came on doing dance moves with a black golden stick. I said my first speech out loudly to get everyone’s attention. I did three speeches in total and I liked mostly the last one because . . . → Read More: Keep Anjali Dancing Gala at Chipping Norton
I was sitting in the Anjali office and Anjali’s Director Nicole Thomson came into the office and said to me, we have been asked to take part in a project called The Tree of Light Project and told me it was for the 2012 Olympics which I thought sounded exciting. But then Nicole asked me would . . . → Read More: The Tree Of Light Project
Candoco is a legendary pioneering Company, being one of the first professional companies to feature dancers with disabilities at the heart of its work. Candoco is appearing at The South Bank in October to celebrate their Twentieth Anniversary and Anjali salutes one of our major inspirations! Information on their show follows. Catch it if you can.
Photo: Hugo Glendinning
Candoco Dance . . . → Read More: Candoco Twentieth Anniversary
Daisy Garrett & Hannah Dempsey in Reflections
Hello. This is Daisy and Hannah. We’re blogging while Mark is away.
We are really looking forward to our shows this autumn and we hope that our fans in London will come and see us at Watermans on 26th October. We’re also performing at Thameside Theatre in Grays in Essex . . . → Read More: On the road in October & November
Anjali Dance Company was invited to the Rotary Family Fun Day and Beer Festival. We were asked if we would like to do a stall and a performance in the main arena . The answer we gave them was yes we would love to do it to raise money for Anjali.
All the Anjali Staff members got . . . → Read More: Rotary Club Fun Day
Ruth on stage with the YDC
I did a performance in Banbury Town Hall with my own piece called Destination with two other wonderful dancers, Grahan Shellard and Hannah Harrison.
The Mayor of Banbury invited us and some of the proceeds went to Anjali. I thought he was going to wear his robes with his gold medal but I was . . . → Read More: Banbury Town Mayor’s Charity Line Dance
Anjali Dance Company did a Danceathon in Aylesbury Shopping Centre. All of the Anjali company dancers went as well as me, Nicole Thomson Artistic Director and Aya Kobayashi Resident Dance Artist. We went in 2 cars and we put all the props in to the trailer that we bought with us and if it wouldn’t fit . . . → Read More: Aylesbury Danceathon
Sync South East Pitch! 15th June
Mark rehearsing 'Loves Me …not'
Nicole and I went to Sync South East Pitch! at The Stables in Milton Keynes. It was for deaf and disabled artists and arts workers to show their work.
I started off the whole day with my speech. I talked about my experience as a dancer with . . . → Read More: June at Anjali
Mark and Daisy taking part in the Danceathon
Keep Anjali Dancing – Dance-a-thon
My idea for doing a Dance-a-thon was really successful. Everyone in Banbury shopping centre stopped and watched us and they really loved us. Now we all have a Just Giving page on our website so that people can sponsor us. People can see my . . . → Read More: May News From Mark