A serious amount of moolah is being spent on a seriously big project. It’s a zone for youth! It’s called a Youth Zone! Yeah, ok, before you start rolling your eyes these oldies are really trying to make things better in your area!
A multi million pound project has secured a space for music, music recording, dance and loads more exciting things. Hey, it’s better than the bus stop in the rain…
Do you need space in your areas and your oldies aren’t giving you a Youth Zone. Why don’t you get in touch with us? somewhereto_ find space for young people like you all the time!
Rio will look very different since TriN3rgy shot tRio!
tRio are representing the beauty of the next Olympic venue.
The next Olympic grounds are going to look pretty impressive in 2016 by the looks of this master plan!
Do you dance but need the space to rehearse? Play sport but need the space to train? Are you a budding photographer and need a location to build your portfolio? Maybe you’re the next Richard Branson and need some office space….
My passion is to dance. The whole idea of dancing for me is to bring something new to the art and perform like no other.
3. How did you discover your passion?
I got into dance when I watched a dance competition in Blackburn a few years ago. At the time I began to think if all these dancers can do it, then so can I, hence I just stood in front of a mirror and tried moving. At first I was a weak dancer but through the aid of events and critics I became stronger.
4. How did you first get involved with somewhereto_?
I got involved with somewhereto_ through one of my close friends and youthworker (Jaffer Hussain).
5. Tell us about what you’ve done with somewhereto_ - events, volunteering etc.
I have done many events with somewhereto_ such as the Guardian Weekend last year where I danced thrice and thrilled the crowd! I have also volunteered on many occasions through cold, wet situations and sometimes in hot situations! For my help and volunteering I received the Volunteer of the Month Award.
6. What’s the coolest place you’ve performed in?
The coolest place I’ve performed in has to be the Guardian Open Weekend at Kings Place in London last year. It was just a brilliant experience.
7. If somewhereto_ could find you any space in the world, what would it be and what would you use it for?
A dream space would be a 5 a side football pitch with a dance studio next to it. The dance studio made from strictly mirrors and glass and the floor laminated. Then the space could be used to improve my ultimate passion in football but then at the same time become one of the best dancers around which is the motive.
8. Tell us about a space that somewhereto_ has found for you and what you did with it
One space somewhereto_ has found for me is a shop in Blackburn Town Centre. We had to basically find as many new 16-25 year olds as we could and sign them up. I helped to sign many people up by rehearsing and teaching a mini dance workshop. I also performed to attract a wider audience, some of whom are now an integral part of somewhereto_.
9. Has somewhereto_ helped you develop your passion?
Yes massively! Without somewhereto_ I probably wouldn’t be where I am today in the world of dancing.
It has been a key figurehead for the futures of many young people and talents over the North West, (My opinion - should be a fact though). As well as helping me to develop, it has helped me broadcast my talents and also allowed me to focus on other areas to build extra skills surrounding my weaker areas. I became confident and can now talk to everyone and anyone. In the same manner I can dance everywhere and anywhere, thanks to somewhereto_.
10. Where/what is your favourite place and why do you love it?
My favourite place would probably have to be America! I just love that place so much, some of the best dancers in the world are from there and I would love to go see them someday! New York would be the place to go to be honest, it has everything a person needs!
You can experience some of Faz’s dancing skills on his YouTube channel. If you want to find your perfect space, search now!
Our homegrown dance trio and winners of the Show Off competition, TriN3rgy are flying out to the land of Latin next week, popping and locking across amazing sites in sunny Rio!
As we’re bringing the London flavour to Rio we thought we’d celebrate the Rio style back in the UK. If it floats your boat then see the links on where you can get involved.
We’ve started with Capoeira…
Brazil used to be a Portuguese colony. With a shortage of workers the colonist brought in slaves from West and Central Africa.
Slaves, living in inhumane and humiliating conditions, were forced to work hard and often suffered physical punishment. Even though slaves outnumbered the Portuguese colonists nobody wanted to rebel.
They found a secret way to make sure they were prepared to defend themselves. This style of fighting was disguised as dancing and practiced as a game. It was called Capoeira.
How to play the Capoeira game.
1. Groups of Capoeiristas stand in a circle called a Roda (pronounced: HOH-dah).
2. A musical instrument called the Berimbau (pronounced: Bear-IM-bow) would set the tempo and other musical instruments would all join in.
3. Two Capoeiristas would then enter the circle and begin to ‘play’. It doesn’t usually focus on knocking the other down but check out the impressive acrobatic moves
Once escaped, the African-Brazilian former slaves developed hidden communities called Quilombos (Kil-Om-Boss) in the forests of Brazil.
Nowadays, Capoeira is famed around the world as an impressive form of art, dance and fighting; and is unique in that combination! Mestres (Masters) teach classes everywhere and encourage their students (Aluno) to learn the language, songs and how to play the traditional musical instruments as well as the movements and techniques.
Capoeira has evolved directly as part of Brazilian culture and history. From the Quilombos to the streets of Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Capoeira thrived as an expression of life and resistance.
Fancy giving Capoeira a try? Here’s a list of places around the UK where you can get started with this fantastic art form…
In need of a versatile, slightly unusual space to perform? Then check out the Belfast Barge.
It’s a unique floating venue, permanently moored behind Belfast’s Waterfront Hall- the space is also a very interesting venue because it doubles as a maritime museum,which pays homage to Belfast’s rich maritime heritage.
The space is also home to a multi use performance space, that can be used for an array of your somewhereto_ needs,including drama, dance, film screenings, art exhibitions and live music.