Photo credit: George Dyer
Grounded Movement are passionate about giving everyday people of all ages, the opportunity to perform in both professional and informal settings. Projects and commissions include:
Junctions, site specific Encounter commission for Woking Dance Festival 2013, culminating within a public performance by a wide spectrum of more than 60 members of the Woking community
Silver Routes choreographic commission for Sadlers Wells Art of Age Programme towards a performance piece for Elixir 2017, working with 60+ years
A three year association with the Crystal Palace Festival (CPF), with the most recent completed commission in partnership with Annerley Town Hall youth centre and Twiin Dance Company creating a piece for young people to perform at CPF 2019
Grounded Movement’s current commission, Company of Recycled Youth is a 6 month project delivering a range of work and opportunity to get moving for Croydon’s older community, building towards the creation of a company of 65+ years, to perform a commissioned work for Black History month 2019.
Associate Groups and Training
As part of their access and opportunity programme, Grounded Movement also run two associate groups, Grounded UK and Lindy Kicks
Grounded UK, directed by Sunanda Biswas, invests in young people’s training in Breakin’ and other dance forms, with access to top competitions and professional performance opportunities from the Youth Olympics to B-Supreme, UK B.Boy Champs and the Southbank Centre’s Urban Mix. For info email email@example.com
Lindy Kicks, also founded in 2013 and directed by Temujin Gill, are an adult community Lindy Hop performance group who originally grew out of his regular Tuesday night classes established since 2006. They are now based at the Depford Lounge and perform throughout the year locally and further afield at a mix of theatre, community and festival events such as Thanet at War, Tall Ships Festival and Dance Box in Bromley.
Directors Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas have been lecturing and deliver performance arts modules for over 15 years, from WAC Foundation Degree, London Metropolitan Uni BA and Anglia Rustin Uni BA and London Studio Centre for over 4 years. Currently Temujin is delivering a Street and Jazz Dance programme for London College of Music and Sunanda has been delivering a Hip Hop/Breaking module for UEL since 2015.
Grounded Lindy Hop at Deptford
Regular Tuesday night classes in Lindy Hop, the grandfather of all Swing Dance forms, led by Temujin Gill. Running since 2006, originally based at Greenwich Dance’s Borough Hall on Royal Hill, and now moved to the amazing space at Deptford Lounge, in association with Albany.
Next beginners and intermediates Lindy Hop courses start 10 September – 6 week course – see further info and bookings
In 2015, director Temujin Gill, began delivering a brand new activity designed specifically for neuro-rehab patients. In partnership with St Georges NHS Trust, Temujin created Motivate, an adaptable dance therapy programme that works with music, memory, movement, expression and being social. This basic programme has now been adapted to work in a number of different contexts and projects working with people in their advanced years, people with different abilities and those living with differing degrees of dementia.