Movema Bristol

Movema Bristol

Movema is a charity. We strengthen communities through dance & culture from around the world.

Movema Bristol has been delivering dance projects in the region since 2013. Our work includes;

- Family dance projects such as 'Everybody Dance Now' in Filwood,
- 'Dance to Heal and Thrive' dance and wellbeing project for women,
- Weekly 'World Fusion' community dance classes for adults,
- Dance activities for refugees and asylum seeker including 'Celebrate with me',
- Training for dance practiti

Operating as usual

Photos from Full Circle Docklands Community Centre's post 25/04/2024

Movema will be facilitating a free dance taster session for people all ages on Saturday at 11am - 11.40am as part of Docklands Community Open Day.
'Dance Around the World' with moves, music and themes from diverse cultures. Great for children and their grown-ups!

And stay for more exciting activities throughout the day 😄
Full Circle Docklands Community Centre Movema Everyone

Photos from Movema Bristol's post 22/04/2024

We are super proud that the Oyé Active Zone has been nominated for a GMCA award for Music & Culture for Wellbeing.

We've been facilitating the zone of diverse workshops and performances for 15 years at Africa Oyé Festival, and can't wait until this year's festival on the 22nd and 23rd June!

Big shout out to all the organisations and individuals that have been nominated!










18/04/2024

Tell us what you want!
We have a training survey live for our Bristol and Liverpool artist community until 20 May.
The survey will only take a few minutes, we promise.
Please help us to help you to help us all keep moving forward 👣
https://Tinyurl.com/movematraining


ID: 'Tell us what you want' written on a pink background over a loudspeaker graphic, with the survey link under the words 'what you really really want'.

11/04/2024

It's the Final Countdown!
Last calls for your Wildfire Rising Bristol Associate Artist applications
Bursaries plus coaching and support for three Global Majority dance artists.
More info and applications at: https://movema.co.uk/wildfire-rising-bristol/
Deadline: 5pm Friday 12 April

08/04/2024

Movema's Summer newsletter is in the making !
Join our mailing list and be the first to read all about Movema's exciting news, great opportunities, upcoming projects, regular classes and how you can also get involved

To sign up simply click below:

https://ow.ly/mRnr50R8npN

04/04/2024

🦘'Psst - What's that you say Skippy? There's just over a week to apply for our Wildfire Rising Associate Artist Bristol programme and receive a bursary and professional development support? C'mon then cobber, let's do this!'

Wildfire Rising Bristol offers bursary, support & opportunities for 3 Bristol area Dance Artists from the Global Majority, helping remove barriers & make way for the rising of artistry & representation.
Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Friday 12 April 2024
Interviews: 23 & 24 April 2024
More info at:
https://movema.co.uk/wildfire-rising-bristol/
For an informal chat or any questions: [email protected]

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An illustration of three people dancing across a teal background, framed in orange. Wildfire Rising lies over the image in white script font, above an alarm clock and deadline details - 5pm, 12 April. Associate Artist Programme Bristol in white font on an orange frame at the bottom of the image, with Movema's logo in white on the image right hand corner.

28/03/2024

We love the partners and participants that we connect with through our Creative Communities work. And when they love us right back it’s a glorious, living thing!
Big thanks to last week’s partners, Make the Sunshine CiC who are doing awesome work in and around Shepton Mallet, and to our Bristol based artist Penny Marie Avery for spreading the joy we can make by moving together. ❤️‍🔥

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A sepia headshot of Penny Marie Avery on an orange background with Movema logo in white underneath. To the right is a yellow text box of feedback from Make the Sunshine which reads: "I just wanted to say how completely WONDERFUL Penny was - what a talented dancer and absolutely lovely person. She really did bring so much joy and her style and approach resonated with the group so much, she was also so generous with her time, staying on to talk to everyone at the end of the session. We would love to explore future events with Penny - thank you so much. And would absolutely love to book some more dance sessions with Movema"
Penny Marie

27/03/2024

5 days left to apply to be part of the Oyé Active Zone at Africa Oyé Festival in Liverpool!

Movema are looking to create a rich, fun, diverse and accessible artistic programme as part of the Oyé Active Zone at Africa Oyé 2024 taking place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June!

We are looking for local artists, organisations and community groups to get involved in creating an exciting programme, by providing a workshop and/or performance.

All information and application form link is here https://forms.gle/Remp9GyYoQ1GjtVL7

Africa Oyé (Official)

21/03/2024

Our Wildfire Rises again! 🔥
Wildfire Rising Bristol Associate Artist applications offer bursary, support & paid opportunities to 3 Bristol area Dance Artists from the Global Majority.
Movema’s Wildfire Rising programme aims to remove barriers of inequality & make way for the rising of artistry, representation and development.
Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Friday 12 April 2024
Interviews: 23 & 24 April 2024
Intrigued? Enjoy this short recap of Wildfire Rising in Liverpool and the North West.
For an informal chat or questions please email [email protected]
Info and applications: https://movema.co.uk/wildfire-rising-bristol/

14/03/2024

A huge big fiesta flavoured thank you from us via the Latin Gems, to all the wonderful artists who joined us at last week's All Things Dance to talk, share, listen, practice, perform and celebrate so generously.
Our dance community's solidarity is everything! 👊🏽❤️‍🔥
Diverse Artists Network

12/03/2024

Starting tonight!! Bloco B dancers Holly and Vero will be teaching Brazilian dance styles at World Fusion for 4 weeks in the lead up to Bristol's Samba Festival Tambor!

Tuesdays 7.30pm- 8.30pm at The Island, adults of all dance abilities and backgrounds welcome.

Class Booking link: https://bookwhen.com/movema =ev-s2rc-20240312193000
Or Move GB.

Tickets for Tambor Festival: https://hdfst.uk/e103485
TAMBOR 2024 , Trinity Centre
Everyone

06/03/2024

TODAY!!

All Things Dance 2024 is happening TODAY from 14:00-21:00 at presented by and Diverse Artists Network!

Thank you to for writing this piece a few weeks ago.

This event is designed to strengthen the dance network by connecting dancers and dance organisations with each other, as well as venues, programmers, development agencies, and other arts organisations. Through artist-led conversations, participants will have the opportunity to facilitate discussions, gain support, and celebrate the outstanding diverse work within Bristol’s dance community. 

📲Buy your ticket through the link in our profile, website or on Headfirst at https://hdfst.uk/e102262

Wildfire Rising Bristol - Movema 06/03/2024

Wildfire Rising Bristol Associate Artist applications are live 🔥

Offering a bursary, development support, and paid teaching opportunities to three Bristol area dance artists from the Global Majority, Movema’s Wildfire Rising programme aims to remove barriers of inequality & make way for the rising of their artistry, representation and development.
The Associate Artist programme, which runs from May 2024 to the end of January 2025, comprises of a £1200 bursary for artists’ bespoke training and development, supported by regular cohort coaching and shared learning, project management support, and access support where required.

Movema are looking for:
• One artist with an interest in developing their practice with Children and Young People
• A female artist with an interest in developing their practice with vulnerable communities. *This role will potentially have the opportunity to work in women’s only spaces through our partnership projects, so we are recruiting a female artist for this position
• One Wildcard, self-nominated practice focus

Deadline to Apply: 5pm, Friday 12 April
For information and to apply please visit: https://movema.co.uk/wildfire-rising-bristol/

Wildfire Rising Bristol - Movema Wildfire Rising is an artist development programme that aims to remove barriers of inequality by investing in and supporting Global Majority Dance Artists to make way for the rising of their artistry, representation and development. Associate Artists As part of the Wildfire Rising programme, Movema....

01/03/2024

We're excited for All Things Dance on 6th April! It's 3rd year we'll be c-co-organising this event in Bristol with our partners Divers Artist Network and it promises to be the best yet.

ATD provides an opportunity for the dance community in Bristol to come together and connect, share ideas, talk about the issues that impact us and celebrate our love of dance.

As well as our dance community, this year we look forward to welcoming dance programmers and producers as well as members of the public who are interested in dance in city.

For more information or to get tickets visit https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/the-mount-without/wed-29-mar-all-things-dance-84917

Diverse Artists Network

29/02/2024

Psssst - we have some good news for our Bristol dance artist community!
Join us with Diverse Artists Network at All Things Dance next Weds 6 March, or check our socials next week.
https://ow.ly/npJI50QJf9Y

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An illustration of three people dancing across a teal background, framed in orange. The image has Movema's logo in red and Wildfire Rising in white font.

28/02/2024

ONE WEEK until All Things Dance! Wednesday 6th March presented by Diverse Artists Network in collaboration with Movema Bristol
Tickets on Headfirst: https://hdfst.uk/e102262

This event is designed to celebrate dance and strengthen the dance network by connecting dancers and dance organisations with each other, as well as venues, programmers and other arts organisations. Through artist-led conversations, participants will have the opportunity to facilitate discussions, gain support, and champion the outstanding diverse work within Bristol’s dance community.

What can you expect?
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Networking and discussion groups involving; Helen Wilson, Kit Hall, Jasmine Loveys, Aisha Ali Kiota, Rowan Fae, Bertel Martin, Giulia Bianchini and more.

Deborah Baddoo will be talking about the Cane Warriors coming to Bristol at the end of the month. Pei Tong and Katy Noakes will update about Movema's Wildfire Rising project, as well as Kiara Corales and Deasy Bamford to discuss the ! festival and the dances of the diaspora.

This section is open to all, but aimed at individuals and organisations working in and with dance.

From 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM, there will be a workshop led by Penny Marie Avery from Freedom Soul Dance.

From 5:00 PM to 6.30pm
The evening session will commence with relaxed performance by Pei Yee Tong, taster Indian dance workshop with Kamini Thakker Mehta, and food & drinks available.

From 6.30 to 9:00 PM, there will be a series of performances & sharings including; RISE Youth Dance, Kerry Sudbury Oka Anumpuli, Medea Mahdavi, Latin Gems, Ceci Opal & Pearl Boheme, South West Dance Theatre, Alexandra Pickford & Rachel Achol De Garang, Lildonia Lawrence & World Fusion, Divija Melally, Afidance, Kings Dance Company.
And the event will close with a community dance jam from Funk Supreme Street Dance Sessions BRISTOL

Open to members of the public to meet dance professionals and explore available opportunities.

Thank you to BSWN: Black South West Network for supporting this event!

Gather Up Artspace Lifespace IMPERMANENCE Arabian Roots Bristol Institute of Performing Arts - BIPA Chen Yin Bloco B SGREN-South Glos Race Equality Network Sam Amos Chen Yin Herbert DesLauriers Mundi Dance OvDa Ovsyannikova Dance Company Libby Farrow AE Dance + Fitness Farrah Fortnam Charlotte Jane Jan-Ming Lee Batch Gueye South West Lindy Hoppers Bristol Contact Improvisation Salsa Souls - Bristol, Bath & Cardiff Latin Dance School & Club Bristol Bachata Fresh Dance & Arts Centre Julia Thorneycroft Dance Rebecca Menzies

21/02/2024

🎉 All Things Dance returns on March 6th! Presented by the Diverse Artists Network in partnership with

This event at , a place to discover what’s going on, to meet people who share the love & understand the importance of dance, to represent diversity in dance, and for audiences to find out more about different styles and projects happening in and around Bristol.

From 2-5pm:
There will be a programme of discussions, networking, and workshops aimed at individuals and organisations working in and with dance.

From 5-9pm:
There will be a taster workshop, meal, performances and dance jam open to members of the public to meet dance professionals and explore available opportunities.

Tickets available on Headfirst or at https://hdfst.uk/e102262



Image Credit to

[ID: Women in dress, captured dancing during the Lating Gems performance at All Things Dance 2023 at The Mount Without ]
[Text: ALL THINGS DANCE 2024
6TH MARCH]

Lunar New Year Bristol 2024 - Movema 15/02/2024

🐲 Feel the Lunar New Year Dragon Power with us in Bristol this weekend!
📅 Our World Fusion group are at Coniston Community Centre , 6.30 - 8.30, Saturday for the celebrations with our friends at SGREN-South Glos Race Equality Network
📅 Our awesome Filwood Community Centre family group, Everybody Dance Now, are at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for their weekend long celebrations (featuring pandas!) 12 noon, Sunday
More info: https://movema.co.uk/events/lunar-new-year-bristol-2024/

Lunar New Year Bristol 2024 - Movema We are thrilled to be celebrating East and South East Asian cultures in Bristol and South Gloucestershire again this year with 3 performance events! Saturday 10th Feb – Page Park, Staple Hill Movema’s World Fusion group will be performing a Malaysian Pop (M-Pop) choreography at 12pm.The event ru...

Lunar New Year Bristol 2024 - Movema 08/02/2024

Shall we start the year again? Join Movema in welcoming in the Lunar New Year with celebrations across Bristol & South Glos this month.
We will be at:
➡️ Page Park Saturday 10 February where Movema’s World Fusion group will be performing a Malaysian Pop (M-Pop) choreography at 12pm. Bean Tree Cafe Friends of Page Park

➡️ Coniston Community Centre Saturday 17 February 6.30 - 8.30pm where World Fusion will perform at SGREN-South Glos Race Equality Network Lunar New Year Celebrations

➡️ Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Sunday 18 February at 12 noon, where our Filwood families community group, Everybody Dance Now, will perform with the new dragon they've made.
Filwood Community Centre
Info: https://movema.co.uk/events/lunar-new-year-bristol-2024/ 🐉

Lunar New Year Bristol 2024 - Movema We are thrilled to be celebrating East and South East Asian cultures in Bristol and South Gloucestershire again this year with 3 performance events! Saturday 10th Feb – Page Park, Staple Hill Movema’s World Fusion group will be performing a Malaysian Pop (M-Pop) choreography at 12pm.The event ru...

23/01/2024

Was your New Years resolution to exercise more? Dancing exercises your body and is good for mental health, it’s also really good fun!

Come and try our World Fusion Dance classes and explore world dance styles and diverse cultures.

Your first class in January is FREE if you haven't danced with us before.

No subscription fees, just come when you can and pay as you go.

https://bookwhen.com/movema/e/ev-s2rc-20231128193000

18/01/2024

We are recruiting! Are you a Liverpool based admin whiz with a passion for dance and communities? We have a part-time offer & a warm welcome waiting for you.
The administrator will be a key part of our mission to connect people and communities, helping nurture a safer and more understanding and tolerant world.
- Permanent Role
- 21 hrs per week
- £22,817- £24,801 pro rata
Info at https://movema.co.uk/administrator-part-time-2/

16/01/2024

Are you new to Bristol? Feeling isolated? Or need some time for yourself?

Come along to our World Fusion dance classes. Explore dance styles from around the world and meet some lovely new people.

It’s a great time to try, your first class in January is FREE if you're new to Movema.

No subscription fees, just come when you can and pay as you go.

https://bookwhen.com/movema/e/ev-s2rc-20231128193000 0

08/01/2024

Our free family dance sessions at Filwood Community Centre re-start this Thursday 11 January, 6 - 7pm. This term we'll be focusing on movement and crafts for the Lunar New Year, so bring your inner dragons! New families are always welcome.

02/01/2024

Are you looking for a new way to exercise? Dancing is good for your body and makes you look and feel amazing!

Try our World Fusion dance classes and explore dance styles from around the world.

Your first class in January is FREE!

No subscription fees, just come when you can and pay as you go.

https://bookwhen.com/movema/e/ev-s2rc-20231128193000

World Fusion BRISTOL - Booking by Bookwhen 26/12/2023

Is your New Year's resolution to exercise more? Dancing exercises your body and is good for mental health. It’s also a great way to meet new friendship groups.

Come and try our World Fusion Dance classes and explore world dance styles and diverse cultures.

Your first class in January is FREE if you haven't danced with us before.

No subscription fees, just come when you can and pay as you go.

https://bookwhen.com/movema/e/ev-s2rc-20231128193000

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World Fusion BRISTOL - Booking by Bookwhen Movema is a charity that bring communities together through high quality dance experiences. The team run dance classes and events for people of all backgrounds and abilities in both Bristol & Liverpool, UK. We celebrate diversity and culture, and believe in the power of dance to make a difference!

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