"When the harmonies blend and you are working as a team...... there is nothing like it for sheer enjoyment!"
(DRTT Choir member)
Deep Roots Tall Trees is a Corby-based arts organisation that aims to extend the relevance of music, singing, dance and the arts to the widest possible local and regional audience.
We have continued to be busy over the COVID-19 period, moving our regular activities - our choir and dancetheatre groups - online, as well as running our "Into the Wild" online holiday projects for children and young people funded by Youth Music.
An important part of the process of going online has been the production of virtual performances which are showcased for your enjoyment below...
"The Peacock Butterfly and Swift" song from our first "Into the Wild" project
"Things We Used to Make!" - DRTT Choir Lockdown Virtual Performance
DRTT Dancetheatre - Lockdown Dance Film
BEYOND CORBY - an exciting new project and direction for our organisation!
Whilst progress on BEYOND CORBY is mostly on hold due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, on Sunday 21st June, we ran a FREE ONLINE Midsummer Garland Workshop led by local artist, Carole Miles.
Here are the results!
And if you want to make your own... here's Carole showing you how...
What is "Beyond Corby"?
We are delighted that Arts Council England is supporting another Deep Roots Tall Trees initiative – "Beyond Corby". This new 2-year project builds on our previous venture, "Changing Corby", and will operate in two distinct phases.
Phase 1 starts this year and will reunite us with our partners and friends from different cultural groups based in Corby, specifically from the Scottish, Polish, Latvian and Serbian communities. Working together with them, our choir, dancetheatre group, songwriting collective (Ring of Fire) and local musicians, this phase will culminate in a cultural celebration and performance event through which we will share our love of music, dance, song, food and stories, all taking place at The Core at Corby Cube over a festive two days in June 2020.
Phase 2 starts later in 2020 and continues through into 2021, and will comprise a major creative collaboration with a professional orchestra bringing the DRTT choir and Ring of Fire together with composers and professional musicians to make wonderful new music and song bourne out of the experiences of local people, along with a new screen dance commission showcasing the talents of DRTT Dancetheatre.