Hackney Carnival – 2018 – Main

Hackney Carnival this year was another Epic day, we collaborated with Jamboulay Mas Band. The group met at Hagerstown Park to dress, eat and practice our routines. The parade started late, but all the participants got involved and performed all the way through.

At the judging point the group performed the themed set piece, which was well recieved. Everyone who participated with us really enjoyed the Carnival day and we even had one of the dancers from Colvestone Primary who performed with us for Hackney Kids carnival.

The Dimension’s performing group were given second place for our judging point piece, which excited the team and gave them a boost for future performances.

Thanks to everyone who made the day special. For more information or to join future projects please contact us.

Hackney Kids Carnival – 2018

This year Hackney Council started a new Kids Carnival. Dimensions worked with Colvestone Primary over 4 weeks to prepare a dance piece for the Carnival day.

Dimensions worked with the Year 4 class, who were very excited for the opportunity to learn something new and also perform for their school, parents and public. The class worked worked hard to put together ‘themed’ Cabaret’ dance pieces.

On the day the Year 4 group was supported by Dimension’s very own dance troop. Both groups worked together to put on a great performance for the public.

The classes hard graft was rewarded, as they were awarded ‘Best Dance’ and were over-welmed at the trophy presentation.

Thanks to everyone involved that made the day a success.

Showtime Project – Awards for All

Since starting the Showtime project in October, all the members have been training at Cape Adventure Playground weekly and preparing for the carnival season.

This project was able to mix a unique group of locals, as many of the participants have not been in a dance group or even performed before. The group is also a mixture of ages and abilities, who all worked together with choreographer Gemma to create a set piece using the year’s theme.

All the practice paid off as they debuted their set piece at the UKON Children’s Celebration at the Barking Learning Centre.

The performance went great and all members went away feeling that they have accomplished something and are excited for the upcoming performances.

To view this project this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R36kODIVEfU&t=66s

Join Nottinghill and Hackney Carnival 2017

Dimensions London in collaboration with Too Sweet Creations and Team 246 will be launching on the 7th May at 1 Chippenham Mews, London W9 2AN. Doors open at 4pm, with the children’s section starting at 6pm and Adults starting at 8pm. 

Please contact us if there is any queries.

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.

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 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 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.