Nottinghill Carnival 2016

For this year Dimensions London’s theme was ‘ Dimensions of Power’ which looked the meaning of power and what we envision when we think of power.
The children’s day was good with all the children making the most of the day, we even had some of the dancers from the Fun and Funky dance school in Romford. The day went without a hitch and the dancers performed at the judging point which was great and had a positive feedback.
The adults day was also a success with our adults performing the routines they had learnt over the previous weeks and looking spectatular in their costumes.
Thanks to all the team who put the costumes together and support for dance workshops.

Dimensions at Soca Monarchs

Dimension’s dancers was asked by JoMoney to choreograph for the Soca Monarch competition in Scala, King Cross. As we had already started working with JoMoney we were excited working with her again. We worked as part of a team as there were many aspects to what the judges at the event were looking for and took this in our stride.
We only had a limited amount of time to get the production together, working with a live band and backing singers, but as the event approached we were ready.
At the Soca Monarchs we rehearsed and prepared for our performance. The performance was amazing and all feel good about how the evening went. When the results came in we were delighted to find that JoMoney had won her category.
Thanks to JoMoney for the opportunity to perform and be a part of an epic night.

 

Big Dance Bus – Westfield Centre

Dimension’s dance group ‘Infusion’ performed as part of the Big Dance Bus at Westfield Shopping centre. It was a good day and no sign of rain. The dance performed a carnival inspired set and got to wear their costumes for the first time in the lead up to Nottinghill Carnival. the group got a superb response, with many onlookers wanting to get involved. Thanks to Big Dance Bus for another great event and to our dancers for a wonderful show.

Collaborating with Brouhaha

Dimensions joined again with Brouhaha as part of their ‘New Voices’ project, which brings together different dancers, singers, musicians and makers together to share ideas, connect and perform at Liverpool’s annual Carnival.
For this project Dimensions bring together different dancers from London who were a part of different fractions of carnival/ african dance. We wanted to give dancers who do not normally get to travel and network as art of their work.
As a group we travelled to Liverpool on the Thursday before carnival and joined in with the workshops provided by Brouhaha. There was a variety of workshops available to participants including dance, music dan creative sessions and a panel of professionals who were giving diamond advice for those who run their organisations and resources available. During the trip we also had celebratory evenings where the dancing groups got to perform and Dimensions participated in the costumes competition, where one of our group won. Scrappy a Soca singer from London also held his Soca Music Festival on conjunction with the Liverpool Festival which was a nice touch to the events of the weekend.
On the day of the Liverpool the Dimensions Team was given our own buggy where we could perform our routines we also had Dj spy giving us vibes all day.
Thanks to Giles and his team who made the trip a success, and also well done to all participates of the trip.

 

Working with JoMoney

Dimensions young dancers from ‘Infusion dance group’ got the opportunity to perform with JoMoney performing her Soca Monarch song called ‘Stop’ at the Caribbean Cultural festival at the fabulous Millennium Gloucester Hotel. JoMoney and dancer’s performance was excellent and gave the young dancers an opportunity to work with others and do something different which was a positive experience for all. Thanks to JoMoney for the opportunity.

Working with Sophia Mckay

Dimensions London go the opportunity to work with Sophia Mckay, who was launching her new music Video called ‘Mek ah Step’. Dimensions costumes were used in the video which was amazing and gave her video a great feel. Thanks to sophia and her crew for a great day.

Carnival Arts Day with Houndsfield School

Dimensions was asked to join in with the Carnival arts Day at Houndsfield Primary school in May. We worked with members of Pannation Pan Band, led by Maisha she put together an amazing day, where the Year 4’s learn different aspects of Carnival.
The Year 4 classes learnt dance routines with Gemma from Dimensions, Steel Pan with the Pannation Team and Costumes design with their class teachers. At the end of the day they performed what they had learnt in front of their year and parents. Thanks to Maisha putting on a great day and to all the children who participated.

Carnival Expo 2nd May 2016

This year at Carnival Expo, we used our project Dimensions of Culture and it’s workshops to work towards this event. It was a weekly session where participants learned a number of routines, which was then mixed together to form a set. Everyone who committed to it learned a great deal and built confidence in order to perform at the Event.
We also displayed our ‘Dimensions of Power’ themed costumes around the event which was held at the Kia, Oval. Thanks to Andrew from Carnival Expo supporting us.

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Hackney Carnival 2015

Hackney Carnival 2015

For the Hackney One Love Carnival we continued with the year’s Theme ‘Dimension’s of Heaven’. The team arrived early and set up in Colvestone Primary School, which was available for all the participating groups to use. We all changed and our makeup was done my one of our members and supported by some of the parents.

For Hackney Carnival we collaborated with Soca Massive Fancy Sailor’s for a second year in a row and came second, well done all participants involved.

 

Please  click below to see our highlights of the day.