ODF Presents…

Saturday 14th July 2018, Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford (7.30pm)

(Part of Dancin’ Oxford 2018)

If it’s dance you enjoy then this eclectic, exciting and mesmerising evening of new work (in-progress) is for you.   Experience the work of these emerging companies and choreographers as they invite you into their world of movement, music and storytelling.  Developed with support from Oxford Dance Forum

Ajos Dance & Company – Pasyon

Pasyon is inspired by the Philippine traditional art of chanting epic poems about the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Fusing Filipino arts culture with western contemporary dance, our work is a cross-art collaboration between dancers and live musicians. Pasyon, an exciting and original dance piece, is a colourful and dramatic new celebration directed and choregraphed by JJ Formento in collaboration with dance artist Samantha Harper-Robins with musician Gendy Nicolson and her Oxford-based Filipino band members. Ajos Dance is a social enterprise fighting poverty in the Philippines through education, arts and local community projects.

Scarlett Turner – Come as You Are

Come as you are is a solo piece exploring gender neutrality, obscure sexuality and personal identity. Scarlett Turner identifies the self struggles of gender stereotypes, non-binary and pansexual identity through a their own personal experiences from  childhood to adulthood. This solo investigates statement of social identity  through, contemporary dance, spoken word and live imagery.


Ségolène TarteBody-No-Body

Imagine an intimate mythology unfolding through classical form and everyday objects…

In this new piece, Body-No-Body, set to an excerpt of Simeon ten Holt’s hypnotic Canto Ostinato, Oxford-based dance artist Ségolène Tarte invites audiences to take a fresh look at ballet and at butoh, and at their emotional eloquence.  With this poignant performance meandering between mystical reverence, angst, and enlightenment, the dancer shapes a strange universe and is shaped by it.

Let yourself slip into this mysterious yet familiar world… Be transported, charmed, moved by a constellation of delicate hesitant steps, balletic grace, and pure expressive movement.


Tickets: £10/£8 (or £7 per person for a group of 8+) from www.oldfirestation.org.uk


Funding and CPD Initiatives – Useful Contacts at the bottom


Culture Fund awards grants of £500-1000. It is designed to enable cultural organisations and individual practitioners to enhance Oxford’s cultural offer and leverage in additional funding from other sources. The funding rounds are comensurate with ODF Evolution. Futher information from Oxford City Council.


South East Dance is a leading arts organisation focused on developing dance. website

The Other Yellow Pages The Other Yellow Pages is a resource focusing on contemporary art practice in dance. It aims to bring all the information about what is happening in the South East and East regions into one easily searchable site. website

The Red Line  A place to spark dramaturgical thinking as you experience the preparation, making and presentation of performance work. website

House House curates and underwrites a varied programme of around 20 contemporary theatre productions each year for its network of over 140 venues. website

China Plate  China Plate works with artists, venues, festivals and funders to develop, make and present engaging, adventurous and accessible new work.  website

Equity, Oxford Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners.  website

Photographers Workshop – Keith Barnes, 103/104, St Marys Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 1QD Tel: 01865 246027 oxphot@aol.com

Oxford Film and Video Makers, The Old Boxing Club, 54, Catherine Street, East Oxford, OX4 3A Tel: 01865 792731/792732 website

Magdalen Road Studios, 74, Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RB website