UPCOMING OPEN CLASSES AND EVENTS 2021

After many requests I have decided to offer a one off Ballet Workshop via Zoom!
Sun 14th Feb 5-6.30pm. Level is inter/adv. We will be doing a barre and centre warm up and then learning Sugar Plum Variation (adapted for smaller spaces). £6 per student.

Please text 07504633211 or email ericamulkern1414@gmail.com for further information and to book your place. I am offering limited spaces so book now!

Ballet and Contemporary Classes at Adele Taylor School of Dance, Huddersfield.


If you would like more information please contact Adele Taylor on 07970051163

Cover image by Simon Walker

Medea: Chorus 410-445 Video

Check out this lovely little clip of ‘Medea’ that I was a part of and edited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUaqb-EXFf0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1hxgEyfsEROuoCHGdLsugYPSoxXtOXitqixurNXrnQAtxlLi5d6SoNtE0

Proud to announce we won the 2nd place among 40 US entries with an extract (Chorus, 410-445) from Medea for the Out of Chaos competition, which is supported by the Center for Hellenic Studies at the University of Harvard, the Society for Classical Studies, BADA and the Classical Association.

This short film was created in less than 10 days, directed remotely in lockdown and in lack of professional equipment.

Many thanks to all the unseen heroes who supported us all the way through, as well as Tim C Huang, Mikołaj Flis, Natalia Lesińska.

Director/Producer:

Dionysia Bouzioti

Co-creators/Cast

(order of appearance):

Medea Erica Mulkern

Chorus Emily Raven-Baker

Chorus Georgie Gillespie

Glafkie Jenny Skinner

Producer:

Merveille Nsumbu

Video Editor:

Erica Mulkern

Sound, Cover & Technical Support:

Gabriele Bonotto

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First Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CdCr6ErANc

First Light

A collaboration between myself, Kenny Ip and Jon Gegelman. This was such a fun shoot at 5am in a derelict car park! I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and whilst you’re there why not subscribe? I am going to be posting more content soon including an exciting update about a partnership between myself and a wonderful charity. Stay tuned to find out more information soon.

Cover image by https://www.revu.photography/

‘The Two Fridas’

I can finally reveal my big news:

I have been aching to tell everyone about the exciting collaboration with Balbir Singh Dance Company and Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance- “The Two Fridas”.

The Two Fridas will be a beautiful dance and theatre performance encompassing the life and times of two of the art world’s most inspiring female figures, Frida Kahlo (Mexico) and Amrita Sher-Gil (Hungary / India). The idea for the piece is the imaginative work of Festival director Olga Maloney.

The project is being made possible with support by Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants Programme.

Frida has always been an inspiration of mine and to be able to portray her is a dream come true ✨

The Bowes Museum kindly hosted our visit to mark the launch of the project, we will premiere ‘The Two Friads’ on 19th September 2020. https://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/Whats-On/Events/Event-Detail/ID/23001ARCVCNHNNNCLVMBNCMRGPKGBRCSK

A news photograph featured on page 14 of The Times newspaper with a stunning photo by Owen Humphreys of the Press Association.

We were also published in The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Watch this space for more information about upcoming shows!

#TheTwoFridas #SoulSisters #UnitedYetApart
https://billinghamfestival.com/tes1/

https://www.balbirsinghdance.co.uk/explore/the-two-fridas/?fbclid=IwAR1emO-5Rsnnyl8SxOKa7nfSNAH1CTuEcBKU7F64zdPHEHbTdk0uHxN-hKs

(featured image in header by Doug Moody)

Photo shoot statement regarding COVID 19 and safety

Photo shoot statement:

Hello all! We are all living in the middle of a global pandemic and these are scary times.

I would like to get back to shooting soon ish but of course am closely listening to government guidelines as well as using common sense.

From mid August I will be taking 2-3 hour bookings with one photographer only outdoors. We will maintain more than a 2 metre distance at all times. Where we meet must be fairly secluded as we don’t want to have too many visitors during our shoot. I have some locations in Huddersfield/Brighouse that could work nicely as a woodland type of background but of course I am happy to travel also. My rates are slightly discounted in these times to help everyone get back on their feet so please just message me for more information. 

Both of us and our households must be symptom free for 2 weeks and not have travelled anywhere abroad within the past month. 

From September I am considering doing 1-2-1 studio shoots. The studio must be large and preferably with the potential to either open windows or have a door open to let air ventilate. I have studios in mind in West Yorkshire that fit the bill nicely. We will arrange our arrival time so that we will not enter the studio at the same time. The studio will be cleaned before our arrival but I will also be bringing cleaning products and hand sanitiser. We will maintain more than 2 metre distance at all times. You are more than welcome to try and connect your camera to a laptop so that I am able to see the back of the camera images however if this is not possible we will take multiple attempts at the same photo. Again, my rates are slightly discounted in these times to help everyone get back on their feet. Both of us and our households must be symptom free for 2 weeks and not have travelled anywhere abroad within the past month including the studio owner as well. I will not shoot for more than 2 hours to begin with just to keep exposure level to a minimum. Again I am happy to travel as long as the studio and changing space can be shown to me prior to the shoot. 

I want to get back into creating as quickly as possible and hope you understand the measures I have put in place are to keep everyone safe. Please message me with any enquiries you may have or any questions about the above. 

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Cover photo by Andy Wright

Homemade Cocoa, Coconut and Peanut Butter Nakd Bars

Dear Reader,

I found this lovely recipe which I have linked below but I have made some minor tweaks as I found it very dry. The original recipe contains mint and no peanut butter, so you are welcome to do a little chop and change between the two recipes!

  • ½ cup dried dates
  • ½ cup almond meal (or almonds)
  • 3 Tbsp sultanas
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp boiling water
  • Peanut butter (small amount)
  • 2 tsp desiccated coconut unsweetened

Method

  1. Combine dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse until a fine consistency and no lumps of dried fruit remain
  2. Add ½ a tsp of boiling water at a time and blitz together
  3. Shape into balls/bars as desired and with each serving add a small amount of peanut butter that acts as a binding agent
  4. Wrap in cling film
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge

#missyouinitiative

Miss a favourite place?
Offer meaning and purpose to your next walk with a handmade #missyouinitiative card. A smile is the least we can offer and it always pays back. Spaces are important for human interaction.
1. Make a miss you note. Add date and #missyouinitiative.

2. Take it to the place and take a picture.

3. Post it on social media and hashtag #missyouinitiative

4. Spread ♡ and support to local businesses and communities!

I put my little fox card on the side of my local cafe Coffeevolution in Huddersfield- a great independent business.

Classes with Transcend Dance Company Hebden Bridge

Contemporary class led by Callum Newman as part of The Transcend Collective. Filmed and edited by Jae Jones.

I have worked with Transcend Dance Company on a few occasions. I am currently in a research and development process with the company for a new work to be premiered in 2020. They are a contemporary dance company based in Hebden Bridge and they offer fantastic classes. You can find/contact them through the following links:

info@transcenddancecompany.co.uk

https://www.transcenddancecompany.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/TranscendDanceCompany/

“Looking for something new to do this January? Why not try one of our dance classes?!

ADULT BALLET – every Monday, 12:30-1:30pm at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club

LYRICAL (11-16years old) – every Tuesday 4-5pm at Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre

CONTEMPORARY (16+ years old) – every Tuesday 8-9pm at Ground Floor Project Salem Community Resource Centre Hebden Bridge HX7 6HB

OVER 50’s MOTOWN – every Friday 11-12pm at Mytholmroyd Community & Leisure Centre

We always welcome new dancers! Please message us for more information.”