Slide Dance

Insert Title Here: How Croydon’s SLiDE company invites you to view, reflect and dance

Posted on June 12th, by Gemma Coldicott in Culture. No Comments

Our diverse dance company brings people together through movement and artistic expression

Would you catch me if I fell?
You arranged, positioned and orbited me with thought and care, responding to my body.
Together we revisited a memory looking deep, seeing afresh.
Uncovering images, intention, authenticity and summer filled the room.
Is it really April?

Yep, it was really April (in a heatwave) and the SLiDE (South London Inclusive Dance Experience) … Read More »

Croydonites Festival 2018 review: Anusha Subramanyam’s From The Heart and SLiDE Dance’s Insert Title Here at the Braithwaite Hall

Posted on May 28th, by Jo Bodley in Culture. No Comments

Subtlety, variety and intensity in two extraordinary dance performances

The company of eight or so dancers enters in a group, clutching corrugated cardboard cog-like drums, making squeaking and gabbling noises like a faulty machine. But any impression of faultiness is soon dispelled as the drums became stools and a kind of musical chairs takes place. They exit with their drums, only to enter again with cellist Sarah … Read More »

Croydon’s SLiDE Dance at the U.Dance national festival 2017

Posted on August 14th, by Gemma Coldicott in Culture. No Comments

A heart-warming and inspiring event for Croydon’s young dancers

SLiDE Dance was founded in 2013. It’s a registered charity and its aim is to offer beginner level contemporary dance to everyone, regardless of  ability or previous experience. In July, we were proud to represent London at the National Youth Dance Festival, U.Dance 2017, held in Birmingham.

U. Dance 2017 is an annual four day dance festival … Read More »

Croydon dance group selected for national dance festival

Posted on July 5th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

SLIDE youth dance company, which includes dancers from the BRIT School, is off to Birmingham to take part in the U.Dance 2017 festival.

Release begins: SLiDE youth company, including dancers from the Brit School, will perform this July at U.Dance 2017, a four day festival in Birmingham celebrating the best youth dance companies from around the UK.

South London Inclusive Dance Experience (SLiDE) brings disabled and … Read More »

Does ‘Devoted and Disgruntled’ sum up the feelings of Croydon’s artistic community?

Posted on May 12th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Croydon is changing: how can the arts be a part of that change?

This was the question that sixty or so Croydonians gathered to answer at TMRW, the business start-up hub in Croydon High Street, on the evening of Tuesday 2nd May. The event followed a format titled ‘Devoted and Disgruntled‘ (D&D), the umbrella title of a series of arts community events devised by drama company Improbable. This … Read More »

42 slides in just one day – Croydon dance company SLiDE launches fundraiser challenge

Posted on August 26th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon-based dance company SLiDE (South London Inclusive Dance Experience) aims to give people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to dance. They’ve now launched a fund-raising challenge with a difference – to slide down every playground slide in Croydon within 24 hours.

Release begins: A celebration of slides to help SLiDE grow!

SLiDE is a unique Croydon based dance company created in 2011 by Anita Wadsworth … Read More »

To hear our hearts speak: Croydon’s later life dancers

Posted on May 28th, by Catherine Pestano in Culture. 4 comments

Arriving late to the dance, Catherine Pestano reports on a journey of many steps

After a substantial knee injury and passing my half century, I thought I should look into ways to keep fit without becoming bored or falling off the exercise wagon – again. Recent TV programmes including Channel 4′s Big Ballet and BBC1′s Sadlers Wells Company of Elders got me thinking about dance. Now I … Read More »