Future Fires 2014
Rebellious is an emerging community arts academy based in the Longsight and Levenshulme areas of Manchester. The aim is to provide music, dance and drama workshops to young people aged 8-16. Rebellious will open with a intesive workshop during October half term for young people to learn performing arts skills and to devise a performance. The project will focus on community cohesion and aims to develop and empower young people in the realms of identity, self confidence and communication, as well as to open the doors to Rebellious Performing Arts Academy.
Tsana has 10 years experience working with children and young people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities, in the fields of education and community. She is also a singer/songwriter having performed across the country; including in Manchester, Liverpool and London. Tsana has facilitated classes and workshops as a vocal coach and drama teacher for the last 3-4 years.
Having had this project idea for a couple of years, Tsana has found it difficult to make it happen due to other commitments and lacking the knowledge to develop it. She came to Future Fires with the hope of being able to nurture her project through professional training and mentorship. Tsana is inspired by life and God, and hopes that all young people have affordable access to performing arts.
The project has been funded by the Wakeham Trust and Equity Foundation.
Contact’s Future Fires programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, supports young emerging artists to plan and deliver their own community arts outreach projects in Greater Manchester through a tailored programme of training, mentoring and support.