Dance Film Project #TAG with HYOC2020

Living Magazines HYOC2020 Dance Film project

Beee Creative invites you to join with them to celebrate people and places for Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020!

Take part in a FREE mixed art project, suitable for all ages, creating a short dance film remotely. Work with professional artists, exploring the theme of play, and connect digitally with households across three Hertfordshire districts.

What will you be doing?

You will work with professional artists:

  • Choreographer – Jennifer Irons (makeAMPLIFY)
  • Filmmaker – Zach Walker (makeAMPLIFY)
  • Composer – Stew Baxter (makeAMPLIFY)
  • Local Dance Artists – Laura Horn (Watford), Rebecca Benford (Three Rivers), Louise White (Dacorum)

makeAMPLIFY create spectacular large-scale outdoor immersive events that transform public spaces and people into the extraordinary. makeAMPLIFY is an international team of artists, designers, writers, composers, choreographers, creative technologists and producers with bold ambitions and big ideas.

You will explore the theme of play; create physical movement and film responses to creative tasks set by the artists. You will take part in remote movement, sound, film and tech workshops with professional artists to create a film performance piece collaboratively.

Your performance will play with movement, space and technology within your household. You will connect digitally with other residents of the three districts included in #TAG Dance Film. Your film will be edited in to a whole, for screening and sharing online.

Workshop Dates (final dates tbc)

  • Session 1 – w/c 1 June – via Zoom (90 mins) – led by local Dance Artist with support from makeAMPLIFY
  • Session 2 – w/c 7 June – via Zoom (60-90 mins) – led by local Dance Artist
  • Session 3 – w/c 14 June – via Zoom (60 mins)
  • Online launch screening of final film – 8 July


24 ‘households’ needed – this could be an individual or all residents living in the same household. We can also consider a workplace group or street residents (if social distancing can be maintained).

‘Households’ must live in the districts of Watford, Dacorum, Three Rivers. Final selection of households will be based on getting a broad representation of our local communities across all the different projects within our #TAG programme of events.

Open to all ages (children/young people under 16 must be supervised by an adult). No dance experience is needed.

What is needed?

Something to film with, e.g. phone camera / iPad camera / Computer video camera / Video camera – ideally one with an HD capability (Ideally a tripod for this device, if not a laptop computer. Please do let us know if access to equipment is a barrier to you taking part. Plus Internet access, Zoom conference app and approximately 2-3 hours of your time to create – more if you’re having fun!

How to book

The project is FREE of charge to take part. Please use the following link to express your interest.

For more information: Email: or call 07971 171061.

#TAG is funded by Arts Council England and is in partnership with Dacorum Borough Council, Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council.

You can find more information on the Hertfordshire Year of Culture online.