CTC Company / iNk’d
CTC Company Presents
CTC Dance Company presents a 40minute contemporary dance show exploring the identity of a relationship between a Cis Man and a Transgender Woman.
The show exposes an audience to the modern trials, tribulations and celebrations a transgender couple may combat within society. The show is designed to inform and educate an audience to the importance of transitioning; understand the reasoning behind transitioning; and most importantly expressing that love is universal and transcendent for everyone, though the mental effects these brave people face daily can plague such beauty, which CTC Company physically demonstrates through dance and expressive movement.
The show is a mixture of Contemporary New Style, Physical Theatre and Spoken Word. This show connects and challenges an audience to ask themselves the difficult questions regarding their preconceived notions of: The Trans Community, Mental Health, and LGBTQIA+ Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, And or Ally). Through this exposition CTC Dance Company is now initiating conversations and building awareness about gender identity by asking the question: Who do they see when they look in the mirror?
Cast and Crew
Producer, Choreographer, Director: Christopher Tendai
Associate Producer: Annalise Cowan
Assistant Choreographer: Caitlin Taylor
Dancer: Jessica Allen
Dancer: Tarik Frimpong
Stage Manager: Roo Daya
Videography: Uzeyir Cetin
Photography: Alex Clare
Composer: Meg Mcgrady
Sound Designer: Shaun Rimmer
Light Designer: Jack Weir
Rehearsal Venues: Theatre Peckham & Husky Studios
Meet The Cast
Meet The Creative Team
Arts Council England
International College of Musical Theatre
We offer world-class musical theatre training taught by West End and Broadway professionals. We bring in the very best talent from both sides of the Atlantic who know what it takes to succeed, and our mission is to provide the best training available anywhere in the world.
Our musical theatre courses are specially designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the world of musical theatre. Students will learn everything they need to know about how the musical theatre industry works today. We want our students to know that their passion counts; we push them to their maximum potential in a safe and positive environment where their talent can grow to excellence. Our goal is to create a ‘no pain, no gain’ learning environment, which celebrates their strengths and addresses their weaknesses.
At the ICMT, we nurture our students and develop their talents in a positive and constructive environment. We teach our students the importance of discipline and the consistency required to succeed in this competitive industry.
We provide our students with practical based training so that they are ready to enter the professional world as soon as they graduate.
Collaborating & Supporting
“I followed this up with my first ever visit to the Headgate Theatre to catch iNk’d, which ended up being one of the most emotionally intense and moving pieces I saw all weekend. This two person dance performance explored the relationship between a transitioning trans woman and a cis man, a biographical piece which really felt raw and honest. At some points it felt hard to watch as you completely empathised with the characters but, as the powder was spread from the box you could feel the cathartic release that came with it. A really powerful piece of art.”
– Paper Champion (Review)
Come and celebrate all things queer on Tuesday 19th October at The Temple of Art & Music for CTC Dance Company’s charity event: QUEERLY OUTRAGEOUS! We have amazing guest acts from the LGBTQIA+ community including: Singing, Spoken Word, Dance and Drag! There will also be a live DJ, playing all of your favourite queer songs! (Who doesn’t love a bit of Cher and the Spice Girls!?)
The money we raise from this evening will be donated to charity: Gendered Intelligence (visit website) ‘a trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge that is second to none. We believe everyone can be intelligent about gender!’ We will also be raising money for CTC to continue their work of creating FREE Self Identity Workshops for Young people and Young adults.
So come on down and celebrate all things LGBT+! Its going to be OUTRAGEOUS!!
Minimum Donation £12
Purchase tickets for the show in Colchester
CTC Dance Company are striving to keep theatre alive by offering Schools, Colleges, Communities, and Charities FREE Self-Identity movement-based workshops for young people between 13 – 25.
The workshops will take place at Theatre Peckham, London between 10am – 12pm on the following dates:
Thursday 7th October
Monday 11th October
Wednesday 13th October
Maximum Number of Participants: 15
These 2-hour- long workshops are designed to:
- continue the conversation of ‘Mental Health’ and the importance of the LGBTQIA+ community among young people
- inspire, innovate and educate young people of the importance for personal mental health and the LGBTQIA+ community
- provide tools and resources for self-development and growth
- keep physically fit
- instil trust and confidence back into our societies
Each workshop will be comprised of a 70-minute Movement-Based session, constructed around our show- iNk’d; a 30-minute Question and Answer / discussion about the importance of our mental health & our unique identities; and a 20-minute Guided Meditation- relaxing mind, body and soul. We shall be providing each young person with resource sheets created by mental health organisation: Applause for Thought (@applauseforthought) and LGBTQIA+ Charity Gendered Intelligence. For further details please refer to the attached PDF leaflet.
The unique added bonus to these FREE workshops, is the opportunity for young people to become a part of our cabaret showcase debuting on 19th October 2021. If our cabaret will happen online, we shall film each workshop and edit the footage together ready for the Cabaret.
Let’s encourage, educate, and unite young people from the LGBTQIA+ community by getting them involved and enrolled in our workshops today! If you can pass on this information to your networks, maybe even share this in your newsletter/social media, or perhaps you have a group of participants you want to book this for, we’d be hugely grateful!
To book a workshop, please fill out the following form.