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28

Jan

Redbrick

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Redbrick Studio Sessions In January 2020, Momentum Voice launched a new video series named ‘Redbrick Studio Sessions’, highlighting the exceptional vocal talents of the CAPA College students.   The series consists of solo performances from Momentum Voice whose beautiful vocals have received incredible feedback on social media with comments hailing the performances as ‘stunning’ and ‘amazing’!    Subscribe to [...]

28

Jan

If Not Now, When?

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Momentum Theatre perform National Theatre award-winning play If Not Now, When? on Yorkshire tour   CAPA College received National Lottery Project Grants funding from Arts Council England to develop, 'If Not Now, When?', a play written by CAPA College graduate and emerging young writer Isabel Hague.   At the age of 16, Isabel Hague entered [...]

28

Jan

Momentum Voices at Leeds Minster

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Momentum Voices perform at Leeds Minster The incredibly talented Momentum Voices choir went all-out to spread festivity in the run up to Christmas. As well as performing for West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin at the CONNECT with CAPA College VIP event, Momentum Voices were invited to perform at Leeds Minster for the 'Carols for Christmas' [...]

28

Jan

Get On Your Feet

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Get On Your Feet Get On Your Feet is a high-energy explosion of Latin Jazz. This tribute to Gloria Estefan was performed to 1200 audience members in November 2021 as part of the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival. It has also been selected to be performed at the ExCeL London arena on the main stage for [...]

28

Jan

Mr Pinstripe

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Mr Pinstripe Mr. Pinstripe is a super stylish, super slick dance performance that celebrates four styles of dance. The attack and clarity of Jazz, the explosive, grounded style of Street, the beauty and elegance of modern ballet and the rhythm and precision of Tap, choreographed by Alex Bowen and Keith Luke Gillott.   This high-energy dance has [...]

28

Jan

Momentum Dance Company to Tour with Matsena Productions

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Momentum Dance Company to Tour with Matsena Productions Momentum Dance are working with Matsena Productions in preparation for their UK company tour!   Following the success of the first platform of 'Shades of Blue' by Matsena Productions, the company were supported by Arts Council England to undergo a research and development period. This phase of [...]

28

Jan

Momentum Youth Boys work with STRIKE BOYS

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Momentum Youth Boys Dance Company have been invited to work with the STRIKE BOYS Momentum Youth Boys Dance Company were invited to work with the Urdang STRIKE BOYS and professional choreographer, Claudimar Neto in a two-day intensive workshop.   The Urdang Academy is a conservatoire of dance and musical theatre offering vocational training in the heart of London. Urdang educate and [...]

28

Jan

Under His Eye

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Under His Eye ‘Under His Eye’ is a powerful homage to the themes, characters and narrative interests of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and its subsequent TV dramatisation. This all-female performance explores the parameters of oppression, control and gender equality through its poignant and theatrical choreography. Accompanied by a stellar soundtrack and iconic costumes, this narrative [...]

27

Jan

When They Go Low

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When They Go Low A play written by Natalie Mitchell, 'When They Go Low' explores everyday feminism and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world.   'When They Go Low' was performed as part of National Theatre's 2018 Connections Festival. Momentum Theatre were selected to perform the play at the Dorfman Theatre [...]

27

Jan

Beautiful

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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Performed at Move It 2019 in the Showcase Theatre, Momentum Voice showcased their own spectacular tribute to the American songstress Carole King with a medley of songs from the hit musical 'Beautiful'.   Cue slicked back hair, 60s bouffants, blue and silver mini dresses and a generous helping of [...]

27

Jan

A Series of Edges

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A Series of Edges In a world inhibited by the linear restraints of gender, time and movement, this neo-classical quartet creates order and beauty from chaos and individualism.   Exploring the contours and capabilities of human expression, 'A Series of Edges' bends, redefines and fleshes out our understanding of order.    'A Series of Edges' [...]

27

Jan

Speakeasy

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Speakeasy This is an uplifting, high energy tribute to the 1940s, and combines, jive, jazz and lindy-hop with commercial and street styles. Be inspired by our dancers as they present a rip roaring, super stylish good time!    Choreographed by Keith Luke Gillott and set to the soundtrack of The Mask’s Hey Pachuco, this fast-paced [...]

27

Jan

Mupenyu

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Mupenyu ‘Mupenyu’ was choreographed by exciting young artist Anthony Matsena, who was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Swansea. He trained professionally at London Contemporary Dance School and is currently a Young Associate Artist with Sadler’s Wells.   Fresh from creating a new touring work for the National Dance Company of Wales, we are thrilled [...]

27

Jan

Zero for the Young Dudes!

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Zero for the Young Dudes! Momentum Theatre performed 'Zero for the Young Dudes!' as part of the National Theatre 2017 Connections Festival.   The play written by Alistair McDowall follows the journey of a group of inmates at a bizarre summer camp who are plotting a revolution.   Spending a day watching their schedule of [...]

26

Jan

RISE

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Rise Commissioned by the British Council, ‘Rise’ tackles the difficult truths of climate change, exploring the physical consequences of rising seas.   With global warming and environmental issues rapidly coming to the forefront of discussion in recent years, Momentum Dance's performance tackled the difficult truths surrounding man-made climate change and explored the emotional impact on young [...]

25

Jan

Working with Joss Arnott

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Working with Joss Arnott   CHARGE have been working with Joss Arnott on the development of a new online resource project. Joss joined CAPA College and hosted an incredible workshop for the year two Dance Pathway as part of the KS5 resource pack. The students greatly enjoyed working with Joss and gave insightful feedback on [...]

25

Jan

REFRESH Workshops

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RE:FRESH Workshops   Free dance workshops for schools   Yorkshire Dance, hosted a digital dance festival at the end of March 2021 for Children and young people called RE:FRESH. The festival was in partnership with organisations from across the Yorkshire region including CAPA College.   RE:FRESH took place between Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th March 2021 [...]

25

Jan

YTD Summit

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YDT Summit with Sean Selby & Tom Tindall   YDT Studios is a multi-disciplinary art platform created for up and coming artists to share their work and build their knowledge. CHARGE’s Sean Selby and Tom Tindall were invited to take part YDT Summit, which is a weekly podcast that answers the questions and concerns that [...]

25

Jan

Children In Care Choir

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Children In Care Choir    CHARGE Outreach singing workshops with Wakefield Children in Care   Wakefield Children in Care meet once a week to participate in singing workshops led by the CHARGE team. These workshops are aimed to increase the children’s confidence, self-esteem, trust building and also to improve their skills in one thing that they all love; [...]

25

Jan

Crossing Borders

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Crossing Borders    CHARGE Outreach delivered workshops to eight dance youth companies.   Crossing Borders is an annual platform for dance groups across Yorkshire to showcase their work. The event was based at Horizon Community College and saw hundreds of young performers attend. Whilst at Crossing Borders, CHARGE delivered five workshops to eight different youth dance companies based in Yorkshire. "We [...]

21

Jan

CAPA College work with the amazing Enhance Academy Trust schools to create an original Christmas song ‘Leave Your Light On’

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CAPA College work with the amazing Enhance Academy Trust schools to create an original Christmas song 'Leave Your Light On'   The magic of Christmas was brought directly to the CAPA College followers as we as counted down to the big day with heartwarming, feel-good, festive hits on social media. Followers tuned in daily for [...]

22

Nov

CAPA College students excel during Intensives Week

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CAPA College students excel during Intensives Week   It is safe to say that no two weeks at CAPA College are the same. Yorkshire’s leading Creative and Performing Arts College provides excellent Arts training and ‘Outstanding’ education to young people aged 16 to 19 from across the North of England. Every day is filled with [...]

4

Nov

National Theatre award-winning play If Not Now, When?, produced by Momentum Theatre, set to embark on debut Yorkshire tour with funding from Arts Council England

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National Theatre award-winning play If Not Now, When?, produced by Momentum Theatre, set to embark on debut Yorkshire tour with funding from Arts Council England   Students from Wakefield’s CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) are regularly making headlines with their award-winning performances – from reaching the finals of BBC Young Dancer and making [...]

19

Oct

CAPA College students return to the stage to perform Originals: 4 Original Dance Pieces 

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CAPA College students return to the stage to perform Originals: 4 Original Dance Pieces    It is the moment we’ve been waiting for! CAPA College students return to the stage for two evenings of live performance at Unity Hall, Wakefield on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October.    After an uncertain 18 months of theatre closures, virtual open days and live [...]

22

Sep

CHARGE Boys offer FREE Taster Day session

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CHARGE Boys offer FREE Taster Day session     CHARGE Boys, launched in 2020, is an innovative FREE scheme for boys aged 11-16 from across Yorkshire and beyond. It offers first-class training to enthusiastic and talented young boys to help them develop their performance ability, build confidence and learn transferable skills in a fun, creative and enjoyable environment. With first-class dance training being [...]

16

Jul

Morgan Sindall Construction paves the way for groundbreaking CAPA College

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Morgan Sindall Construction paves the way for groundbreaking CAPA College   Morgan Sindall Construction has begun works to complete the flagship new home of Wakefield’s CAPA College. A specialist provision for students aged 16-19 from across the North of England, CAPA College provides full-time training and education in all aspects of creative and performing arts [...]

29

Jun

National recognition for CAPA College as they win two Sixth Form Colleges Association Awards 2021

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National recognition for CAPA College as they win two Sixth Form Colleges Association Awards 2021    CAPA College are honoured to have won two Sixth Form Colleges Association awards for 2021, both the award for ‘Governance’ and ‘Covid Above and Beyond’.    Since its formation in 2006, CAPA College has developed a regional and national reputation as a centre of excellence in the Arts with outstanding exam results, exceptional student progression routes and [...]

9

Jun

The CAPA College class of 2021 wow virtual audiences in their final showcases 

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The CAPA College class of 2021 wow virtual audiences in their final showcases   The departing students from CAPA College displayed the incredible development that they have made whilst studying at the college in their Graduation Showcases. Across three evenings, the soon to be Musical Theatre, Drama and Dance alumni wowed online audiences with the depth, diversity and sheer enthusiasm of their performances, none of which could have been possible without the technical know-how and artistry of their Creative Media and [...]

22

Apr

CAPA College partner with Yorkshire Dance for RE:FRESH 2021

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CAPA College partner with Yorkshire Dance for RE:FRESH 2021      This March, CAPA College partnered with Yorkshire Dance as they hosted RE:FRESH; a jam-packed digital dance festival for young people.    Young dancers from across the region had the fantastic opportunity to take part in a range of workshops, alongside viewing incredible performances in the RE:FRESH Performance Episodes.       The Performance Sharing Episodes were a hit, showcasing dance organisations from all over Yorkshire. CAPA [...]

9

Mar

Meet the team of industry artists working to develop the Pledge project

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Meet the team of industry artists working to develop the Pledge project   During the first UK lockdown, CAPA College students and professional artists worked together remotely to produce Pledge, a powerful film that collated creative responses to the Black Lives Matter movement. CHARGE has now received funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire’s Safer Communities Fund in order to take this important project even further. CHARGE will endeavour to deepen [...]