March - April @Zion Arts

The Zion Arts Centre have some great events for all the family in the coming months.

By Matthew Tyas | 1 March 2012

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Platform Zero
A Night of Work in Progress
8th March 2012
Workshop in Dance Writing: 6.30pm
Performance: 7.15pm
Ages 16+
FREE ENTRY (Donations Welcome) – book by emailing or calling 0161 232 6089
Featuring Work from Three Choreographers!
An opportunity for choreographers to introduce their work and invite written feedback from audiences. This is not only a great chance to see some developing work from promising new choreographers but a great opportunity to network, learn more about writing about dance and be part of an open forum!
Platform Zero is brought to you by Manchester Dance Consortium with support from Dance Initiative Greater Manchester and Zion Arts Centre.

Zion Arts Centre in Wonderland

Fun Day 12pm-3pm
Craft Fair 11am-4pm
Open to all ages!
Journey through the looking glass with our Alice in Wonderland themed arts day for all the family. Take part in creative activities including mad hatter hats, huge watches and giant teacups that will make your smile as wide as the Cheshire Cat’s!
Zion’s popular craft fair will also be returning to provide you with a fantastic opportunity to buy some home made and hand crafted goods – ideal for unique birthday gifts!


by Art of Spectra
Thursday 22nd March 2012
Tickets £8 / £5 concessions – book by emailing or calling 0161 232 6089
Defined. Outside. Beyond. Trapped. On the Other Side.
Swedish dance company Art of Spectra have created an exciting and dynamic performance looking at the invasion and the handling of crossing personal and private boundaries.
In an atmosphere inspired by the worlds of David Lynch, he examines general human issues in this physical, expressive and uploaded performance. Art of Spectra’s contemporary style is very physical and features movements influenced by the choreographer’s background in breakdancing.
Choreographer and composer, Peter Svenzon, founded Art of Spectra in 1998. His artistic expression is very significant and physical – communicating directly with both young and adult audiences.
Art of Spectra are also offering a great opportunity for young people to learn new dance skills and perform as a curtain raiser for the show. See their Modern Dance for Young Dancers workshop!

Modern Dance for Young Dancers
by Art of Spectra

Wednesday 21st March 2012
From 7pm-9pm
Open to anyone
Tickets £2 each – book by emailing or calling 0161 232 6089
Swedish Dance Company, Art of Spectra, will be hosting a workshop for Zion’s young dancers on Wednesday 21st March based on modern style dance inspired by the floorwork of break dance.
All young participants will get the opportunity to perform as a curtain raiser for Art of Spectra performance: BOUNDARIES

Indigo Moon – Alice and the White Rabbit
Friday 23rd March, 2pm & 6.30pm
Tickets: £5 / Group & family bookings £4 and free ticket for every 8 booked
Shadow Theatre for ages 4+
Call 0161 232 6089 to book
Join Alice on her magical adventure as she chases the White Rabbit back in time on a fantastic spiralling journey into Wonderland!
Watch her change in size in Indigo Moon’s dream-like adaptation of the famous tale by Lewis Carroll, told through shadow theatre. On her way she meets the Cheshire Cat, a two-legged dragon and the March hare at the medieval Mad Hatter’s tea party. But beware the Queen of Hearts or you might just lose your head…!

Mother Hen Storytelling

FREE Taster Session
Time: 11am – 12pm
Ages 4-7
Mother Hen will be delivering weekly fun and imaginative sessions that inspire creativity in every child. Through a vibrant mix of storytelling, theatre, music, puppetry and play, the children will be taken on a different adventure each week! Weekly sessions will be in offer following the success of the taster session.
To book your place please contact

Easter Activities: Go Mad For Musicals
Time: 10am – 12.30pm morning session 
 1pm – 3.30pm afternoon session
FREE – email to book your place!
Ages 7-10
2nd – 5th April
Zion’s Easter Extravaganza includes ‘Go Mad for Musicals’ week; four days of workshops focusing on developing skills in drama, dance and music. This fun filled programme of activity will see your little ones working with numerous different theatre professionals mixing drama games, vocal exercises and movement classes for one week of Musical Theatre Madness!
To book your place on the morning OR afternoon classes email

For further information contact Zion Arts Centre
0161 226 1912

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