Thu 25 Feb 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5 | Age 13+
A night of energetic, thought provoking new contemporary dance works, specially created by leading international choreographers and performed by some of Europe’s most talented young dancers.
Verve is the award winning postgraduate performance company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. With dancers fresh from intensive technical training at some of Europe’s leading conservatoires, Verve is well known for passionate, engaging performances. The company presents invigorating work by leading international choreographers performed by dancers who will go on to work with some of the UK’s most highly regarded dance companies.
Featuring work by Laïla Diallo, Luis Lara Malvacías, Michael Schumacher, Kathinka Walter and David Zambrano – the variety of choreographic styles and ideas will appeal to all, whilst the phenomenal strength and energy of the dancers will impress and inspire.
“This excellent company danced four specially commissioned works that amply revealed the talents of the 11 graduates.” Dancing Times
National Dance Network
Dance 3: A triple bill of new work from the next generation of dancemakers
Thu 11 Mar 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5 | Age 11+
Three fresh, bite sized performances by the best up and coming professional choreographers and collaborators. Letting their imaginations run riot they create compelling, varied, performances mixing physical brilliance, music and film.
Sticks and bones devised ,choreographed and performed by Darren Ellis.
A solo for Darren and his drumsticks. Just as a drummer must lock and focus his coordination, measuring out a rhythm to entice people to dance, a simple rhythm can inspire armies to move. When the sticks take control that’s when the trouble starts.
Between the shingle and the dune by Laïla Diallo, in collaboration with Theo Clinkard.
Laïla Diallo came to prominence as a dancer with Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, and now attracts attention with her own choreographic work. Here, in collaboration with Theo Clinkard, she creates physical narratives of togetherness, evoking shifting landscapes of distance and nearness. “Quietly dazzling“ Evening Standard.
Appel by Mickael Marso Riviere.
French choreographer Mickael Marso Riviere is well known as a hip hop artist, and formed Company Decalage in 2004. Appel is based on the interaction between two dancers and a musician, and Inspired in equal parts by B-boying, capoeira and contemporary dance.
Thu 29 Apr 7.30pm AND Mon 29 June 7pm
Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5 | Age 11+
Now in its fourth year, mapdance has established itself as an exciting postgraduate company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally, performing a diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers.
mapdance offer a mixture of dance theatre, punchy choreography, and intriguing humour in a programme of short dance works by Shobana Jeyasingh (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company), Matthias Sperling (Random), Gregory Maqoma (Vuyani Dance Theatre) Colin Poole (Rambert, The Mission) and Keira Martin (Kompany Malakhi).
“Inches from its audience, the troupe radiated energy. A sharp and pithy showcase…rare to find and thrilling to watch“ Total Theatre
Tues 29 Jun 7pm Full £8 | Conc £4 | Age 11+
EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School, celebrates its tenth birthday in 2010 with ten exceptional dancers, three international artists and three up-and-coming choreographers.
From solos to full company works, EDge’s dancers transform rhythmic patterns, tender moments and quirky gestures into an inspiring evening of dance. The company’s programme embraces live music, humour, flying tennis balls and the hidden secrets of a front garden. With innovative costumes and surprising choreography, these dancers will take your view of dance and turn it on its head.
The work, specially created for EDge, includes full length pieces by international artists Wally Cardona (USA), Frauke Requardt (UK/Germany) and Rick Nodine (UK/USA), alongside shorter works by up and coming choreographers Darren Ellis (Richard Alston Dance Company), Lucy Suggate (a 2006 Place Prize finalist) and Nicholas Quinn (a collaborator with MIKS, Etta Ermini and Superlative Arts).