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.

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.

 

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.

101 Essex Competition – 27th march 2016

101 Essex Competition

From the start of the year Dimensions ‘Infusion Dance team’ have been working towards a competition in Essex, where they will have the opportunity to compete against other young dancers and also experience what other teams are doing. Dimensions feels that students find competitions exciting and a challenge to work towards.

It was a very long day as none of our team were doing solos or duos we had to wait until the groups section, this is something that we will revise for future competitions. The team were up competing with 4 other teams and gained second place on their first attempt, we were all very proud of them. Well done Infusion!