Living Colour Creative

Living Colour Creative

'Let's start to shine...'

Hello! I’m Anna Gilderson a dancer, choreographer and teacher. With a passion for encouraging, growing and releasing others to have fun, be who they are and use their creativity.
Dance and movement is at the heart of what I do. It’s an excellent form of communication that crosses boundaries and cultures and talks about things that people may find hard to. I try to cross some of those boundaries in the work that I do.
Living Colour Creative is about my desire to develop, share and expand the work I do with uC Grace and my daily life. There are so many times in life where we let things pass us by, rather than realising what’s there! We should be expectant for the things to come, expectant that God will move.
My biggest passion is combining my love for dance and movement with my love for faith, challenging people’s journey’s, encouraging them to draw closer to God.

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Joyful Joyful

Friday's DancePosted by Anna Fri, September 06, 2013 10:59:08
So, when I mention something in a minute, some of you are going to be like, 'no, it's too early you can't talk about that now!'. The word is Christmas! But I'm not mentioning it, in a it's x amount of days so lets start working out what we're going to eat way!

I'm mentioning it, in a reflection of how as dancers we may decide what to do for Christmas. As a dancer and choreographer Christmas is one of those times I look forward to, because I don't need an excuse to do something outside the box, have a big celebratory dance, or work with new people. It's when the word collaboration seems to sit right there in the box. Believe it or not, it's about now that we start to kick our cogs into action and think about what could be done, mainly because it's not just a case of we'll turn up on a night and do a dance. But that there are lots of parts that help the piece come together. Brain storming early is the best way to enable that to happen.

For this weeks Friday dance I have linked in a dance that I choreographed nearly 2 years ago, but was one of the first what I would call 'collaborative' pieces that I did. The inspiration was the song Joyful Joyful from Sister Act 2 (quality film, any one who knows me will know that I love it!), and a lovely lady called Bekah was organising a gospel choir and writing a musical arrangement to it, and she wanted dancing!

Each of those tasks sound fine separately, but, the reality was, I wanted young people and old to dance, the music was to be live, the new arrangement was NOT available on CD (!), there was a very small amount of space to dance in and ribbons were needed! Needless to say, once I got onto the task of planning and organising, everything seemed to work and there was lots of fun.

The thing I want to encourage you with is the fact, that it doesn't all have to work out right straight away, you need to give time, you need to allow God to talk and you need to be daring to try something different!

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