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Looking back on my year, from Meltdown Festival to London 2012

January 19, 2012
It has been a busy year of activity over 2011. In June I was fortunate to be invited to produce a Lindy Hop social and cabaret style event for the South Bank Centres' annual Meltdown Festival which was curated by Ray Davies for 2011. The event was a massive success, so much so that we were invited back in December to produce another event for Christmas.
I have also been invited to teach at Tanzfabrik in Berlin and been back there four times over the past year. It has gone very well with always a really positive vibe and during the summer I presented an experimental solo there, where I had the opportunity to respond in real time to feedback from the audience.
Since then I had a further opportunity to share this solo with another interactive audience at Greenwich Dance's first Low Tech Sunday, a new open forum event for artist to share and explore new work and ideas in an informal and supportive setting.
To top it all I have also been invited to choreograph part of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, it is all seriously exciting, a lot of hard work but also plenty of fun so I'm looking forwarded to a very busy and inspirational 2012.  
 

Understanding Slavery Initiative at the National Maritime Museum

October 17, 2010
Temujin  took part in some fascinating research and creative projects with the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in 2010. He was particularly excited about his involvement with the Understanding Slavery Initiative and was very happy to be invited to design and deliver, in collaboration with NMMs' Youth Advisory Group (YAG), a movement based interactive workshop programme for young people as part of the Slavery Remembrance Day event on the 23 August 2010 at the National Maritime Museum.
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New Work

October 17, 2010

Temujin is collaborating with one of  the UK's leading female breakers, Sunanda Biswas developing new work that brings together African American Jazz and Hip Hop dance forms. Their first venture was premiรจred at Greenwich Dance's 'Big Dance' Cabaret launch event in May 2010.The development of this new work will be a key element to the formation of a new dance company producing larger-scale works.



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