Past Projects

Since its inception Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO has run a number of projects, festivals, and performances alongside its regular offering of classes and the artist in residency programme. Below are a number of past projects and Dancelive festivals through the years.

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2019

17th - 20th October, 2019

VENUES:
The Anatomy Rooms, Citymoves Schoolhill Studio,
His Majesty's Theatre, The Lemon Tree

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2018

11th - 27th October, 2018

VENUES:
The Anatomy Rooms, Citymoves Schoolhill Studio,
His Majesty's Theatre, The Lemon Tree

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2017

12th - 28th October, 2017

VENUES:
The Anatomy Rooms, Citymoves Schoolhill Studio,
His Majesty's Theatre, The Lemon Tree

DanceLive17 Trailer     |     View the programme here

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2016

14th - 25th October, 2016

VENUES:
Citymoves Schoolhill Studio, His Majesty's Theatre, The Lemon Tree

P R O J E C T

Rejuvenate

DIRECTED BY: Ruth Kent

YEARs: 2014-2016

VENUES: Aberdeen Community and
Care Homes

Rejuvenate, 2014-2016, was a care homes project, with a final event held at the Beach Ballroom. 

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2015

9th - 20th October, 2015

VENUES:
Citymoves Studio, The Lemon Tree

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2014

7th - 28th October, 2014

VENUES:
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Beach Ballroom, Belmont Picturehouse, 
Citymoves Studio, The Forum, His Majesty's Theatre,The Lemon Tree,
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Robert Gordon University, Seventeen, Woodend Barn, Wyness Hall, Zoology Museum

P E R F O R M A N C E

100Days/100Dances

DIRECTED BY: Ruth Kent

YEAR: 2014

VENUES: Aberdeen City Centre Locations

Part of Get Scotland Dancing 2014

Citymoves Dance Agency used interesting site specific locations throughout the city centre as well as their studios and local theatres
to programme dance for 100days. Companies throughout Scotland
brought their dancers with new works and excerpts from larger
pieces of choreography to bring dance directly to audiences in the
heart of Aberdeen city. 

P E R F O R M A N C E

Dance Hunt 2014

DIRECTED BY: Hayley Durward

YEAR: 2014

VENUES: Aberdeen City Centre Locations

This weekend long event in Aberdeen City Centre, grew in strength from
2012-2014 and involved local community groups, dance students and
professional dancers from around Scotland. 

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2013

11th - 31st October, 2013

VENUES:
Belmont Picturehouse, Citymoves Studio, His Majesty's Theatre,
The Lemon Tree, Phoenix Community Centre, Woodend Barn

P R O J E C T

Dance Amazing

DIRECTED BY: Andy Howit

YEAR: 2013

VENUE: Primary Schools of Aberdeen

Part of Get Scotland Dancing.

This project went into every primary school in Aberdeen and taught as many pupils as it
could within a month. Every primary school student was then given a golden ticket to a
dance maze at the beach ballroom, held over one weekend. Performers came from all
over Scotland to be involved. 

P E R F O R M A N C E

Dance Hunt 2013

DIRECTED BY: Hayley Durward

YEAR: 2013

VENUES: Aberdeen City Centre Locations

This weekend long event in Aberdeen City Centre, grew in strength from 2012-2014
and involved local community groups, dance students and professional dancers from around Scotland. 

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2012

16th - 31st October, 2012

VENUES:
Belmont Picturehouse, Citymoves Studio, Haddo House,
His Majesty's Theatre, The Lemon Tree

P E R F O R M A N C E

Deliberance

CREATED BY: Andy Howit

YEAR: 2012

VENUES: His Majesty's Theatre

Included in DanceLive 2012, Deliberance, created by Andy Howit, Citymoves Artistic Director at the time. 
Staring an all-male cast of Scottish Dancers still working in the field today. Performers: Daniel Aing, Angus Balbernie, Norman Douglas, Matthew Hawkins, Allan Irvine, Aaron Jeffrey, Steven Martin, Tony Mills, Peter Royston, Ian Spink, William Thorburn

P E R F O R M A N C E

Dance Hunt 2012

DIRECTED BY: Hayley Durward

YEAR: 2012

VENUES: AberdeenCity Centre Locations

This weekend long event in Aberdeen City Centre, grew in strength from 2012-2014 and involved local community groups, dance students and professional dancers from around Scotland. 

P E R F O R M A N C E

Olympic Torch Relay

DIRECTED BY: Ruth Kent

YEAR: 2012

VENUES: Aberdeen City Centre Locations

Fusion Youth Dance Company Performed with Emile Sandi in the Castlegate to 10,000's of people. 

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2011

4th - 15th November, 2011

VENUES:
Belmont Picturehouse, Bon Accord, Citymoves Studio, Jury's Inn,
The Lemon Tree, His Majesty's Theatre, The Tunnels, Woodend Barn

Citymoves presented companies from Scotland, the U.K., and Europe, performing work by choreographers from the U.K., American, Canada, Israel, Spain, and Belgium. This year 
focused on home-grown talent. Citymoves produced 4 new 
commissioned works for East
Coast Moves, including a new piece by Errol White Company for Aberdeen Dance Collective, and new works from Andy Howitt, Hayley Durward, and Katie Milroy. Scottish company Barrowland Ballet and British/Belgian Retina Dance Company will also give a unique opportunity to over 20 local dancers to perform with them.

P E R F O R M A N C E

Dance Hotel

DIRECTED BY: Hayley Durward

YEAR: 2011

VENUE: Jury's Inn - Aberdeen

Dance Hotel was a part of DanceLive 2011.
A project funded by Creative Scotland and supported by Jury’s Inn and Scottish Rail.

Video Clip     |     Trailer

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2010

28th September - 13th November, 2010

VENUES:
Aberdeen Arts Centre, Citymoves Studio, The Lemon Tree, His Majesty's Theatre, Woodend Barn

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2009

7th October - 2nd November, 2009

VENUES:
Aberdeen University, Citymoves Studio, Cowdray Hall, The Lemon Tree,
His Majesty's Theatre

F E S T I V A L

DanceLive 2008

7th October - 1st November, 2008

VENUES:
Belmont Picturehouse, Citymoves Studio, Cowdray Hall, The Lemon Tree,
His Majesty's Theatre

Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO

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The Anatomy Rooms - Office & Studio

 Shoe Lane, Aberdeen, AB10 1AL

The Schoolhill Studio

Triplekirks, Top Floor, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS

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