Our 2018 Project - fierce music video

En Pointe (Jnr)

In 2018 we gave dancers aged 10-13 years an exciting opportunity to be a part of a music video project.  With the professional guidance of Industry Professionals, Freya List and Tarik Frimpong, our En Pointe Jnr project produced ‘Fierce’ a fully choregraphed music video production.

en pointe project – junior (10 -13 Years)

 

2018 dance project with INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

In 2018 dancers aged 10-13 years had the opportunity to be part of a music video project.  Our young dancers were mentored by visiting choreographers Freya List, Sian Kelly and Tarik Frimpong to produce ‘Fierce’ a music video production. Through this opportunity they were a part of a development day, dancing to original contemporary music, which led to a filming day with the musicians who created the piece. 

 

This was a fabulous opportunity for dancers to be involved in a project that allowed them to be part of a unique creative process, with a professional video record

Through the En Pointe Jnr project, dancers were able to learn and develop their dance and performance skills in a supportive environment and most importantly, give back to the community through a worthwhile and valuable cause.

About The Choreographers

Freya List

Freya List has had an eclectic career as a performer and has been pinned as a choreographer to watch. Freya completed her full time training at Spectrum Dance, and was accepted into an internship at Broadway Dance Center in New York: with a contemporary concentration. Freya
trained and performed throughout Europe and the US, before returning to Australia to perform in Kim Adam’s ‘4 Letters’ and choreograph, direct and dance in her own show ‘half full’ as part of a double bill with Paul Malek’s Evolve.

Freya’s choreography can most recently be seen in ‘The Children’ by MTC, the ‘Kabaret Dietrich’ cabaret and the Eden Swan live show at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Freya’s screen credits include The Doctor Blake Mysteries, The Pacific, Neighbours, Utopia, Good Morning America and
TVC’s for Toyota, carsales.com.au and Norwich Insurance. Freya also has her choreography being featured on the Australian Dance feature film ‘UP HERE’, ‘Right Now’ Music video for Hopium and ‘Glow’ for Braille Face, and is the creator of the event series Playing Field.

Freya has been a performer and choreographer for many corporate events such as Mars Bar Co., Melbourne Storm, Shellac, Rockettes Christmas Special, Footy Show, The Great Debate, and many more. Freya was the assistant director and choreographer for Paul Malek’s ‘Project Y’ Youth Company.

Freya is a sought after choreographer who has taught and choreographed throughout Australia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos and most recently India where Freya worked with CERES Global to communicate about sustainability and teach dance in remote communities, schools and universities.

Freya’s approach to dance encourages everyone to find their own style and unique
way of storytelling. She’s a regular favourite with the Tassie Dancers Against Cancer family.

Tarik Frimpong

Tarik Frimpong is a Melbourne born multi-faceted performing artist. He grew up training at his mother’s performing arts school ‘Dance Explosion’, and has been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively, working as a professional actor, singer and dancer.

Some of his professional credits include: Disney’s ‘The Lion King – The Musical’ – (Melbourne & Shanghai Seasons), The Graham Norton Show – performing with the cast of ’The Greatest Showman’, ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ The Musical – West End choreographic development workshop, ‘ZUP’ a Hip-Hop/ Contemporary Theatre Show that premiered in Geneva, Switzerland, and dancing for Pop artists; Justin Bieber, FKA Twigs, Aston Merrygold and Missy Higgins.

Tarik has been featured in television commercials for Pringles and Kmart, as well as appearing in ‘Vogue’ – Online edition wearing Paul Smith’s ‘PS Line’.

Last year whilst living in London Tarik made his feature film debut. He landed the role of ‘Angus’ in Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (2018) directed by Rob Marshall.

The film premieres this December, with Tarik playing a supporting role alongside Lin Minuel Miranda.

the tdac Mission

After losing my mum to cancer, as well as a beautiful young dancer and a staff member, raising money for Cancer Council Tasmania just seemed like the right thing to do. Like many who have been touched by Cancer I was endeavouring to put those feeling of helplessness into something positive. There is the hope that fundraising efforts may make a difference to cancer patients and helps families going through this awful time in their lives.

So ‘Tassie Dancers Against Cancer’ TDAC was born and became 3 projects.

‘A Chance to Dance Day’ – An all day event for local dancers & singers to perform solos or in small groups. Over 150 acts performed throughout the day!

‘Tassie Dancers Against Cancer Gala Showcase’ – A collaboration of Hobarts dance and theatre schools who came together for a Gala Performance

‘Tassie Dancers Against Cancer Workshops’ – Interstate choreographer Freya List gave her time to run a day of workshops for Tassie Dancers.

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