Shadow Movement Project 

Shadow Movement Project (SMP) is an intensive project for young dancers who are interested in developing their choreographic skills. Participants collaborate with Next Door Dance professionals in a non-heirarchical environment. Over the course of a week a dance performance or film is created. In the past we have collaborated with some really exciting practitioners, including sound artists, film makers and orchestras! 

Our most recent SMP 9, Together || Apart was made in collaboration with a film artist Mark Nelson and created remotely during lockdown, August 2020.  Next Door Dance and the young performers created the movement over 3 days via Zoom which was then filmed individually in the studio and edited together to make one continuous solo. 

Next Door Dance would like to give a special thanks to all at Inspire Youth Arts but in particular Jon Bevan for his continuous support of Next Door Dance, especially with the Together || Apart project, made during the challenging times of COVID-19.

Check out the full film below...

Have a look at our previous Shadow Movement Projects

Shadow Movement Eight

Mawn View Care Home and The Old Library, Mansfield

April 2019

Shadow Movement Seven

Mansfield Palace Theatre, Nottinghamshire

February 2019

Shadow Movement 7
Shadow Movement 7

Caudwell House Project February 2019. Inspire Youth Arts Commission. Photo credit: Ralph Barklam

Shadow Movement 7
Shadow Movement 7

Caudwell House Project February 2019

Shadow Movement 7
Shadow Movement 7

Caudwell House Project February 2019

Shadow Movement 7
Shadow Movement 7

Caudwell House Project February 2019. Inspire Youth Arts Commission. Photo credit: Ralph Barklam

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Shadow Movement Six

Dance4 IC4C + Nottingham Contemporary

April 2018

Shadow Movement Six
Shadow Movement Six

Halle Orchestra + Inspire Youth Arts Collaboration Photo Credit: Ralph Barklam

Shadow Movement Six
Shadow Movement Six

Halle Orchestra + Inspire Youth Arts Collaboration Photo Credit: Ralph Barklam

Shadow Movement Six
Shadow Movement Six

Halle Orchestra + Inspire Youth Arts Collaboration Photo Credit: Ralph Barklam

Shadow Movement Six
Shadow Movement Six

Halle Orchestra + Inspire Youth Arts Collaboration Photo Credit: Ralph Barklam

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Shadow Movement Five

Dance4 IC4C + Mansfield Palace Theatre, Nottinghamshire

October 2017

Shadow Movement 6
Shadow Movement 6

Dance and Drumming project, October 2017 Photo credit: Antony Hopkins

Shadow Movement 6
Shadow Movement 6

Dance and Drumming project, October 2017 Photo credit: Antony Hopkins

Shadow Movement 6
Shadow Movement 6

Dance and Drumming project, October 2017 Photo credit: Antony Hopkins

Shadow Movement 6
Shadow Movement 6

Dance and Drumming project, October 2017 Photo credit: Antony Hopkins

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Shadow Movement Four

Stairs, Chairs and Pickled Onions

April 2017

Shadow Movement Three

Unite the Scene, Nottinghamshire

October 2016

Shadow Movement Two

The Magic Jumper

April 2016

Shadow Movement One

Unite the Scene, Nottingham

October 2015