In collaboration with Marisol Collier (ex-student of mine and currently a third year Dance degree student at Trinity Laban) we have worked with Hereford College of Arts degree students to create a new dance for Dancefest‘s annual Circuit. The choreography – Misty Lane – will be performed on 28th March 2017 at Hereford College of Arts College Road Campus.
** As part of Bishops Perowne CoE College’s Annual Art week Aerial Dance Hereford has been leading a 3 day Aerial Dance Workshop. Around 200 pupils have experienced the fun and the strength needed to perform Aerial movements.
** ‘Serendipity’ performed at the Hereford Riverside Carnival on 3rd May 2014
** Aerial Dance Hereford and Choreographer Gillian Hipp mentioned on BBC Herefordshire and Worcestershire Radio in the Tammy Gooding show at 1:53′ on 30th April 2014 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01x057v)
Third year BA(Hons) Jewelry student (Jarrod McCracken) is using a painting created by myself and a HCA dance student as a basis to create his Final Major Project work, which will be displayed as part of the Summer Show at Hereford College of Arts in June 2017.
Together with a dance students I moved to Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhtyhm’s with black ink to begin with. Guided by Jarrod we then started using coloured paint, as well as focusing on very specific pathways. To end the creative painting session we used powder paint.
I am interested in the Collaborative process and given the change in the skills set that employers will be looking for in 2020 it is essential for current students to have an experience and awareness of the collaborative process, not only in their own discipline, but outside of their area of expertise.
With this in mind I set up a Collaborative project for the first year BA(Hons) Performing Arts degree students with BA(hons) Short-Film Course leader Dan Haworth-Salter. His first year degree students and mine were asked to work collaboratively on a four week Induction project, which resulted in the creation of a multi-media performance ‘The essence of me’.
Digitopia was part of the ID Night series (created by the Courtyard and 2Faced Dance Company) – a platform for new and emerging local, national and international artists to showcase their work.
Please watch a short documentary about the collaborative process here: ‘Digitopia’
I am currently writing up my findings on this collaboration project for publication.
In 2013, Gillian Hipp, set up Aerial Dance Hereford and with her portable rig is able to offer workshops to small groups or individuals indoors or outdoors. Get in touch with Gillian, if you are interested in booking an Aerial Dance lesson or workshop.
Aerial Dance Company Hereford (ADC Hereford) a few months later, with its first commission to choreograph an Aerial Dance to an original piece of music by Randy Alexander ‘Serendipity’. The Aerial Dance was performed as an opening act for the Riverside Carnival Hereford 2014 on 3rd May in the trees along the River Wye.
In 2014/2015 Gillian began her Artist in Residency at Hereford College of Arts to develop an Aerial Dance Performance with ADCH for Spring/Summer 2015. ‘The 5th Celtic Element’ was inspired by an Herefordian Folktale and original music composed by Leo More. As a result of the residency the Company was asked to remain in residency by the Art College.
Aerial Dance Company Hereford continued to create and rehearse Aerial Dance performances that were performed at the Riverside Carnival Hereford in 2015 and 2016, as well as the Hay Festival in 2016. Further information about the company and the latest work can be found on the Aerial Dance Hereford webpage (www.aerialdancehereford.worpress.com)