Actual Size Dance Company

Welcome to the University of Surrey's student-led dance company!

Actual Size Dance Company (ASDC) is a student led amateur company, established by the students of the University of Surrey Dance Department in 2005. The majority of the company are BA Honours Dance students, however we have previously integrated with other courses and do recruit students on music, business management and finance courses. The company acts as a professional development tool, enablin

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08/08/2021

Last day to grab tickets for (R)Evolution!

Tickets sales will end at 9pm and the link will no longer be accessible after 11pm tonight! We are loving all the feedback and support we have got so far.✨

Get your tickets via the link in our bio or the link below.

https://actual-size-revolution.eventbrite.co.uk/

If you already have booked a ticket a link to the show will be in your emails.



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07/08/2021

We're so excited to finally have (R)Evolution out in the world!

Get your tickets via the link in our bio now! Relax, sit back, and enjoy this colourful performance coming your way!

https://actual-size-revolution.eventbrite.co.uk/

If you already have booked a ticket a link to the show will be in your emails.



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06/08/2021

(R)EVOLUTION RELEASES TODAY!✨

There is still time to book a ticket if you want to watch our 45min online show available from this evening 7pm until Sunday 8th 11pm BST! Follow the link in our bio or link below.

https://actual-size-revolution.eventbrite.co.uk/

If you already have booked a ticket, keep an eye on your emails an hour or so before 7pm. We can’t wait to share our work with you!



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05/08/2021

Tomorrow is premiere day! Have you got your tickets?

There is still time to book your free tickets, follow the link in our bio.



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04/08/2021

2 days to go!! Thank you for everyone who has already bought tickets, we are so excited to show you all our work!

Tickets are still on sale just head to the link in our bio!



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01/08/2021

INTRODUCING THE WORKS✨

Evermore - choreographed by Adina Dumitrascu and Jasmine Staunton .dumitrascu

evermore explores evolution through the journey of humans, how we try to keep our balance, but to move forward, to evolve, we need to lose it and find it again and again. The piece is influenced by the dynamics and shapes of water, and how humans have no control of the currents beneath the surface that shift us.



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MEET THE CREW✨

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A massive thank you to our amazing crew who spent two days filming the show! Our Actual Size family has expanded as you all have brought so much positive energy with you to help us create this show. From being housemates and friends to working to your strengths to capture all that (R)Evolution has become.



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31/07/2021

MEET THE CREW✨

Music created by for ‘To Intertwine’

Jack Lavelle is 24 and creates music under the name of ‘Lil Wolf Beats’ . After graduating from university studying music composition and technology, Jack struggled to find work afterwards especially as the pandemic hit. Instead of resting on his laurels he took the opportunity to dig out some music he had created from as early as his college years and decided to pluck up the courage and release some music whilst in lockdown. Jack has been humbled by the response he has gotten ever since and being asked to create music for Actual Size Dance Company was exciting and rewarding to say the least. He still can’t believe his creativity is now being used to spark new creativity, which is the best feeling a creative could have!

To listen to the rest of the track alongside the piece and show BOOK NOW via the link in the bio!

A massive thank you to Jack for creating music exactly how we wanted for this piece.



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30/07/2021

INTRODUCING THE WORKS✨

Threefold - choreographed by Adina Dumitrascu and Jasmine Staunton .dumitrascu

Threefold was sparked from the emotions we have experienced this year and on our journey in life. It focuses on how we reroute when problems arise, the endurance of keeping our determination and motivation in tougher times and trusting the future unfolding before our eyes.

To see this piece alongside the show BOOK NOW via the link in the bio!



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28/07/2021

Help Actual Size Graduate and Take Off!

By donating to Actual Size Dance Company, you are enabling further artistic and professional development for early career dancers, choreographers, dramaturgs, producers and other creatives. Our company is committed to creating opportunities and harnessing individuals’ uniqueness while pushing them creatively and physically. The money we raise will aid us in moving the company out of the university setting and into the professional industry due to course closure.

Head over to our fundraiser page to make your donation and read more about our story! Copy and paste the link into browser: https://gofund.me/1c6c9856

Book your tickets now via the link in the bio!

26/07/2021

MEET THE COMPANY✨
- Dancer

Georgia has recently completed a BA Dance degree at Surrey. She has loved being a part of the Actual Size family this year and she is really proud of what we managed to create during the strange time of the pandemic. Georgia is really looking forward to watching the final piece!



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26/07/2021

MEET THE COMPANY✨
adams.dance - Dancer and Choreographer

Mary is a final year dance student at the University of Surrey. She has been a member of actual size dance company for three years and previously volunteered as the assistant director of the company. She is pleased to have an opportunity to perform again for the first time in two years amidst the pandemic and excited to continue choreographing as a freelance artist in her new career after graduating.



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25/07/2021

INTRODUCING THE WORKS✨

Spare some change, Make a change - choreographed by Jasmine Staunton

“When creating Spare some change, Make a change, the overexaggerated characters were just as important as the movement itself. Working with the theme of socio-economic systems that divide the rich and the poor, my material revolves around how each character would perform the movement creating subtle and more obvious differences as the piece progresses. The story that unravels in the piece represents a dream of equality that could happen in society if we put the energy and resources into the right people.” - Jas

To see this piece alongside the show BOOK NOW via the link in the bio!



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24/07/2021

MEET THE COMPANY✨
- Dancer

Paris has just completed her degree in dance. She joined Actual Size this year looking to challenge herself and explore movement more creatively. She really enjoyed diving into the choreographing and playing with boundaries, weight and speed. Paris felt that Actual Size was a safe haven during the pandemic, not only allowing her and other company members to be supported as movers and groovers but Jasmine and Adina really highlighted well-being which made the experience so delightful!🤩🌞



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24/07/2021

MEET THE COMPANY✨
- Dancer and Choreographer

Lydia has proudly just completed her degree in dance and has been an Actual Size member from her first year. Her focus during her final year in the company and studying has been experimenting with her limits and comfort zones as well as working in a different environment as a dancer and a choreographer. Lydia has really enjoyed working with the other choreographers and seeing all their ideas unfold into movement.



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23/07/2021

INTRODUCING THE WORKS✨

To Intertwine by Celine Bakir and Lydia Heath

From strangers to best friends, 'To Intertwine' shows a love letter between the choreographers through movement, capturing their personal friendship journey within the overall evolution of all human relationships and the beauty of souls intertwining to form unique bonds.

To see this piece alongside the show BOOK NOW via the link in the bio!



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22/07/2021

MEET THE COMPANY✨
- Dancer

Jemima is a Theatre and Performance student and has been a member of Actual Size for the past two years. She has loved the creative challenges and professional development that has come with being in the company. She has especially appreciated returning to the studios after lockdowns and is so excited to share the work we've been making during such a difficult time.



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22/07/2021

MEET THE COMPANY✨
- Dancer and Choreographer

Celine is a final year BA (Hons) Dance student graduating this year and has been a part of Actual Size since her second year in 2018/2019. She has particularly enjoyed choreographing for the comapny this year and embracing her last moments dancing alongside such talented individuals. She has loved the experience of the family feeling in Actual Size, supporting one another through a very challenging year as well as gaining professional development and inspiration as a dancer and choreographer. She felt Actual Size also provided her with a safe space to make and perform movement away from her degree that everyone enjoyed and was passionate about, delving into somatic practice and the feeling of movement, and creating work that is at a professional standard.



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20/07/2021

MEET THE COMPANY!✨
- Dancer and Choreographer

Liv is a recent graduate from the Theatre & Performance course at GSA. Despite the challenges of the past year, she is so proud of what Actual Size managed to achieve. With her background as a physical theatre performer it has been an amazing experience for her to be a part of a dance company as both a dancer and choreographer, liv has learnt so much and hopes to work with these fabulous dancers beyond our time at university together.



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19/07/2021

Actual Size Dance Company presents (R)Evolution - a colourful thrilling performance taking you on a journey of evolution influenced by the world around us.

From exploring the vast solar system to the smallest nuances of human life, the piece weaves universal concepts and personal experiences of transformation. Ever-developing patterns of movement are linked to the emotional voyage of relationships with oneself and others.
(R)Evolution was created as an anthology of stories about change, welcoming new possibilities with each bold step taken to pave a way forward.

Join us this August in the comfort of your own home to discover our meanings of evolution!

The performance is under an 1hour long, and available to watch starting Friday 6th August 7pm until Sunday 8th August 11pm BST.

Tickets on sale TODAY! Follow the link in the bio to book.

Help Actual Size Dance Company Graduate and Take Off! By donating to Actual Size Dance Company, you are enabling further artistic and professional development for early career dancers, choreographers, dramaturgs, producers and other creatives, and will help make an
impact for the future of our company.

Please follow the link to make your donation:
https://gofund.me/1c6c9856

15/07/2021

Stay tuned for tomorrow!



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Our Story

Actual Size Dance Company (ASDC) is a student led dance company, established by the students of the University of Surrey Dance Department in 2005. The majority of the company are BA Honours Dance students, however we have previously integrated with other courses and do recruit students on music, business management and finance courses.

The company acts as a professional development tool, enabling company members to utilize and practice the skills learned within University and the BA Honours course(s).

Contact us: [email protected]

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MEET THE CREW✨Music created by @jacktlavelle for ‘To Intertwine’Jack Lavelle is 24 and creates music under the name of ‘...

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