Movema have launched our new resource World in a Box, an inspirational teaching resource for Dance and world cultures! What’s in the box? Everything a teacher needs to run their world dance lessons; a series of adaptable lesson plans, music, videos, moves, props, instruments, worksheets, background information and more to get classes dancing and learning. We are pleased to say we have sold several boxes to schools around the UK with a great response! Activities are easily adaptable for all ages and abilities. Click on the video link below to find out more!
"Movema fit so much great learning into their sessions, all the children are engaged. This resource is exactly what we need to help our teachers to have the confidence to lead sessions like this” James King at Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School, Aintree, Liverpool
Our youth project Unlock the Box held its coming together day on Saturday 27th June. Groups from the North and South of the city met at MDI for a fun filled day of dancing, performance and world food. Both groups had a great day, were treated to performances from Movema’s Sheetal and Talisha and shared their work at the end of the day to an invited audience. Well done to all! Watch out for UTB on Bay TV soon!
New free dance sessions in Fazakerly and Toxteth starting in September 2015 www.movema.co.uk/new-unlock-the-box
Learn all about World in a Box here!
We are pleased to announce that all Movema classes are taking place at MDI Studio, 24 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BX. Join us for Zumba on Monday’s 6-7pm throughout the summer. Classes are for over 16’s – get fit and learn moves from our Movema experts. £5 / £4.50 per class.
Our Afro Fusion classes will continue on Thursday’s from 9th September at MDI Studio. So far our World Dance sessions this year have seen us explore Chinese, Ceili, Bollywood and Carnival moves! Classes are for ages 8+ (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult) No experience necessary – just come along and have some fun!
Movema will be performing their next professional dance performance, in collaboration with Brazuka, Diasfrica on Sunday 23 August at 12.45pm at The Martin Luther King building, Albert Dock to commemorate Slavery Remembrance Day - come and see this great show!
Movema are pleased to announce we received Arts Council England funding to further develop our companies’ artistic work and make our carnival bloco bigger and better. It will also enable us to programme master classes, monthly professional class for dancers and auditions for new dancers! Watch this space!
Our performance at The Anglican Cathedral for Light Night 2015 was spectacular! We had an audience of hundreds, who having watched our beautiful community & professional dancers perform their Bollywood routine then took part in a short workshop led by Maria.
Movema had the crowd shaking and popping in our Active Zone at Africa Oye Festival 2015! Movema programme and run the Active Zone to give people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to try many styles of dance including; West Africa, Caribbean, Samba de Roda and Capoeira.
Our Unlock the Box Youth Dance Battle saw young people 18 and under share their skills in a free style performance to amazing music from Afro Beats. The judges were all blown away by the talent and our overall winner Fidel Cadito won rehearsal space courtesy of MDI, professional mentoring from Movema and a chance to perform at the ADAD open stage in November. We look forward to working with Fidel on the creation of his work. Click on the pic to see our interview on Bay TV!
Bollywood performance at Light Night 2015 and Oye Active Zone run by Movema. Photography by Marty Saleh and Maria Malone
Meet the team! Paul Doyle
Coordinator and lead deliverer on our Unlock the Box project. Paul has brought his energy, skills and vast experience and knowledge of Liverpool’s dance scene and dance education. Welcome Paul!
Paul says "I love working with Movema because there is never a dull moment. Since starting in April I have been involved in a radio interview for BBC Merseyside, taught unlock the box sessions to two great groups of young people, performed in the Anglican Cathedral for Light Night, delivered a workshop at Africa Oyé and held the Youth Dance Battle. It is exciting to be involved in a company that is so active within the city, allowing young people and members of the public to take part in great events throughout the year. "
Movema Director Maria Malone will be taking a sabbatical to work on new performance projects around the world. She will be participating in an artistic residency in Berlin and creating work and touring the Northwest with a contemporary dance and Capoeira performance in the Autumn/ Winter before leaving to travel and learn more about world dance. Follow her journey on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/Movema
Movema needs you! Do you have an hour to spare? Do you have admin skills, social media or marketing skills? Would you like to be part of a team and also develop your CV? Then please get in touch with us and become a Movema Volunteer! There are lots of benefits; FREE classes, access to training, involvement in events and socials. Call us on 07548365869 or email email@example.com
We are looking for new Board Members with skills and experience in the areas of marketing and PR who can commit to quarterly meetings and advise and guide the company to grow and develop sustainably. We would like to invite anyone interested by contacting us on: 07548365869 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prizes & free Dance sessions!
We have joined up with www.danceliverpool.co.uk to give one lucky reader the chance to WIN a loyalty pass to 11 Movema classes! Check out the website for further information
We are offering you the chance to experience Movema’s ever popular Zumba class FREE on Monday 14 September! This class is always packed so make sure you get to MDI early and shake it out with Will!
Movema are pleased to be a partner with Liverpool Loves 2015.
Liverpool Loves has been created to celebrate the very best of our cultural heritage, fantastic feel-good organisations and the dynamic local business community. Movema will be delivering free dance sessions for all ages and abilities at MDI on 22 & 29 July 4-5pm and on 8th August at the Well Being marquee, Liverpool One 12.15-12.45pm and 1.45-2.15pm http://www.liverpoolloves.co.uk
Movema are well known for being colourful and bright! Share our outlook and get your own piece of Movema fashion this season. T-shirts, vests and hoodies currently available at any Movema class or major festival.