“Amici are committed to being fully accessible and inclusive, we have had a major impact worldwide challenging conventional attitudes to disability and the arts. At Amici we feel everyone should work collectively to support each other, listen and ensure that disability and inclusiveness is at the heart of evolving arts policy and practice”. Amici Dance Theatre Company

 

Amici have now moved online and are meeting weekly in their usual time slot of 7.30pm – 8.30pm. These classes take place on Zoom and are taught by Artistic Director Wolfgang Stange and Amici members.

 

Young Amici, for disabled and non-disabled 11-25 year olds, will be running a week long virtual (via Zoom) Summer School this July.

This FREE summer school is for any young people interested in dance and wishing to develop their skills in a fun and safe space. The programme aims to deepen their experience of participation in dance and spark curiosity for openness and creativity.

Throughout the week, young people will have the chance to create and develop their own mevement exploration.At the end of the week, we will invite family and friends to join and watch a final sharing of what we have been up to in the week. This week long course will comprise of 3 1-hour sessions a day focusing on different techniques including: Contemporary Dance and Improvisation, Yoga, Ballet, Mediation, Feldenkrais and more.

Click here to book your FREE place.

If you would like to know more about the summer school or have any questions please do email me.

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A look back at Amici

Amici Dance Theatre Company celebrated their 40th anniversary this year with ‘A look back at AMICI’ with six of their most renowned performances being live streamed on YouTube between Monday 18th May – Saturday 23rd May at 7:30pm.

During the live streaming each evening, there was the opportunity to ask questions about the shows and company in a live Q&A with Wolfgang Stange (Amici’s Artistic Director and founder) and members of Amici. The live performances attracted hundreds of viewers from all over the world. There is still the opportunity to watch the films by following the links below.


Rückblick

(1995 Akademie Der Kuenste, Berlin; originally premiered 1982, The Place)

20/20

 (2001 Akademie Der Kuenste, Berlin; originally premiered 2000, Lyric Hammersmith)


Timestep

(2003, Lyric Hammersmith)

Stars are out Tonight

(2005, Lyric Hammersmith)

Tightrope

AUDIO DESCRIBED VERSION

(2017 Lyric Hammersmith, originally premiered 2010)

35 Amici Drive

AUDIO DESCRIBED VERSION

(2017 Lyric Hammersmith, originally premiered 2015)


Please join us in an exploration of Amici’s history, seeing past performances and reflecting on how they have developed over 40 years. Amici’s stunning work has always subverted stereotypes and challenged conventional attitudes towards disability and the arts breaking both barriers and new ground. In a time of uncertainty, the Amici shows are a panacea, as Wolfgang Stange comments “we must not lose sight of hope, without hope we would be very lost indeed”. Amici shows that sharing and celebrating each other’s differences is the only way forward.

The 40th Anniversary Show, Amici’s One World, is currently being rescheduled for 2021 – when we can all be together again, inviting international artists from across the globe to join in a celebration of joy, life, protest and the beauty of uniting people from different cultures.


Producer - Turtle Key Arts
Artistic Director - Wolfgang Stange
Films prepared & provided by Primo Digital Video Productions
Ruckblick, 20/20, Timestep & Stars are out Tonight filmed by Landscape Films 
Tightrope & 35 Amici Drive filmed by Primo Digital Video Productions