Shallal Dance Theatre

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Shallal Dance Theatre performing at Godolphin House

Shallal Dance Theatre is our flagship inclusive community dance theatre company.

All work is devised by the company through improvisation and collaboration. We welcome artists from other art forms and we constantly work to widen our opportunities. We create indoor, outdoor and site-specific performances and provide outreach performances upon request.

The Company has performed at: Eden Project, Hall for Cornwall, Falmouth University AMATA Performance Centre, Newlyn Art Gallery, Porthmeor Studios, Falmouth Art Gallery, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penlee House, Acorn Theatre and National Trust Godolphin House.

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Shallal Dance Theatre performing at Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth

No experience is necessary to join Shallal Dance Theatre, just a wish to perform, although we recommend first gaining experience in one of our community groups. We don't hold auditions, but suggest four trial weeks. Contact us here to discuss.

Currently Shallal Dance Theatre is open to anyone over the age of 10. Shallal 2 is open to younger performers.

To find out what our groups are up to, please visit our News

Venue: St Peters Church, The Coombe, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5HR or Remote alternative: Zoom

Date / time: Fridays 9.30am - 3.30pm

9.30am - 12.30pm meeting, warm up, rehearsals
12.30pm - 1.30pm lunch (bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee provided)
1.30pm - 3.30pm art and production

Cost: morning £7 and afternoon £5, or donation

Parking and access: yes

Contact: Shallal Dance Theatre

Everyone was fully involved and sharing. We knitted together so well and all enjoyed what we did.

Dance artists in Shallal Dance Theatre
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Shallal Dance Theatre with Steve Tanner and Anna Marie Murphy at Newlyn Art Gallery for Transitions residency