Live, work and play folk with Hothouse 2013 at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe (From Bridgwater Mercury)
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Live, work and play folk with Hothouse 2013 at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe
AN intensive course for young musicians and dancers, led by a team internationally-recognised folk practitioners starts next month at Halsway Manor on the Quantock Hills.
Hothouse 2013 is a residential course so the group will live, work and play together, with opportunities for informal rehearsals and social gatherings to enrich their experience and understanding of the folk arts.
The Hothouse performers will operate as a company, taking warm ups together, technique classes in their disciplines, learning repertoire and creating contemporary reinterpretations of traditional material.
The week culminates with the live premier of a performance piece they have created on Saturday, April 6, at Halsway Manor’s Hothouse Festival.
The course, aimed at young people aged 13-25, takes place from Monday 1 to Saturday, April 6.
Bursary places funded by BAM Construction are available to young people studying within the Bridgwater Education Trust.
Prior experience as a dancer or musician is essential, but it’s ok if you’re new to folk. Places (full board, all meals, accommodation, tuition) cost £190; bursary places available to young people studying within the Bridgwater Education Trust, will cost £40.
Contact Halsway Manor for an application form: 01984 618274 / office@halsway manor.org.uk