Resilience is a powerful dance story across times. Set parallel in the 20ies and 80ies and sparked by a blackout, it brings to life the electric power of jazz and hip hop styles. Two protagonists tell how their dancing overcame personal and political struggles of their times. Their joy of dancing challenges norms with subversive self-expression.
is a community of Manchester based dancers joined by their passion for supporting, creating and experimenting in the underground world of freestyle dance. Projects to date include a nine-minute short film,
which was created during lockdown and sees empty arts and culture venues across Manchester being occupied by I.M.Pact dancers, reintroducing life and movement to these spaces; and
a collaboration with Manchester Museum where through the dancers’ performances and their interaction with the space looks at how global stories are told and lessons that we must learn.
Through Resilience also features dancers from Groovanometry and
was founded by Juraj Farnik (Faro) and Anton Phung (LB) in 2014. Its aim is to showcase the best dancers in the styles of breaking, hip hop and popping. Through the two-day event, focused around cyphers and exhibition battles, dancers from across the world
have a space to exchange, network and cultivate their own creative practice. In its 7th year, Groovanometry has grown in its reach and impact on the hip hop dance scene in the UK and beyond. Groovanometry is expanding the dance event into a festival next year,
and extending its programme to include the other elements of hip hop.
Jazz Company was established in 2019 by Martina & Melissa Gumbs
with open Jazz classes starting in 2015 based in Manchester UK both graduates of The Northern Ballet School, PGCE qualified dance teachers and graduates of Shockout Arts.
have both completed numerous dance contracts with companies such as Norwegian Cruise Line & Carnival as well as being audition instructors for Norwegian Cruise Line, stage performances in Thriller Live Tour (Europe & China) After Midnight Broadway Musical
(NCL Cruise Line) RocketMan Movie plus more.
Jazz Company training classes are catered to those who want to continue training at an Industry level standard at age 18+, welcoming anyone who has graduated, in between jobs or for those who once danced and want to get back into it.
Jazz aims to share their positive energy within Company training. It's so important dancers enjoy their training and give their best, train to be the best version of themselves ALWAYS but be patient & trust the process.
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