• Archived Events/ Spring 2011

    EDge, The Postgraduate Dance Company of London Contemporary Dance School

    EDge 2011 Spring

    EDge 2011

    Thu 7 Apr 2011
    7.30pm
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age: 12+

    Each year a new generation of the most promising contemporary dancers come together as EDge to perform commissions by some of Europe’s most exciting and critically acclaimed young choreographers. Led by celebrated new Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko, EDge’s 2011 tour showcases performances by a strong and diverse ensemble of five men and seven women, all trained at the world’s most notable dance conservatoires.

    The programme features new full length pieces by leading international artists Ben Duke (UK), Jorge Crecis (Spain) and Martin Forsberg (Sweden) alongside other works including Jeremy James’ My Big Pants . Each choreographer brings their own unique approach to create contemporary dance filled with high-level energy and technical excellence that pushes the performers to their limits and leaves you on the edge of your seat.

    “fresh and exciting to watch”
    Dance Expression

    www.lcds.ac.uk

    Photo credit: Nuno Santos
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2011

    mapdance

    mapdance 2011 Spring

    mapdance 2011

    Thu 10 Mar 2011
    7.30pm
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age: 12+

    Celebrating its 5th year, mapdance is one of the leading postgraduate dance companies in the UK. Recruiting dancers nationally and internationally mapdance commissions new repertoire from renown and upcoming contemporary choreographers and directors. This year the company has commissioned works by Rose English, Yaara Dolev (The Tel-Aviv Dance Company), Ben Duke (Lost Dog) & Darren Ellis (RADC & Random) as well as restaging Gregory Maqoma’s powerful work Zola Station. Ranging in style and emotion, mapdance’s programme offers a diverse and refreshing mixture of dance theatre, lyrical choreography, punchy physicality and intriguing humour. It is a mixed bill that offers something for everyone.

    “Inches from its audience, the troupe radiated energy. A sharp and pithy
    showcase…rare to find and thrilling to watch”

    Lisa Wolfe, Total Theatre 2009

    www.mapdance.org

    Photo credit: Chris Nash
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2011

    Lîla Dance

    Lila Dance 2011 Spring

    In Our Blood

    Thu 10 Feb 2011
    7:30pm
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age 14+

    Inspired by the potential of dance to communicate the most intangible and emotional of human experiences, Lîla Dance present three stunning works: A Readiness, Tracker and Here, still Here, Still. Propelling the work forward in all three pieces is Lîla’s ability to combine intense dynamic physicality with raw emotional sensitivity, which in turn draws audiences into their journey and the world created on stage.

    Identified as a company to watch, Lîla Dance have garnered impressive reviews following performances at Resolution! at The Place – from this came an invitation to take part in The Place’s renowned Choreodrome programme. They have also been mentored by Hofesh Shechter and are an associate company of The Point, Eastleigh.

    Presented on the evening will be a short curtain-raiser by West Sussex Youth Dance Company and an additional piece choreographed by Lîla Dance and performed by students from Chichester College.

    www.liladance.co.uk

    Photo credit: James Rowbotham
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2011

    Verve

    Verve 11

    Thu 3 Mar 2011
    7.30pm
    Full £10 / Conc £6 / Schools & Colleges £5
    Age: 12+

    Verve 2011 has worked with choreographers Debora Johnson, Charles Linehan, Peter Mika, Thomas Noone and Ben Wright to create an evening of energetic, thought provoking contemporary dance performed by some of Europe’s most talented young dancers.

    An invigorating mixed bill of new dance works created by leading international choreographers. The variety of choreographic styles and ideas will appeal to all, whilst the phenomenal strength and energy of the dancers will impress and inspire.

    Verve, the award winning postgraduate performance company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, features dancers fresh from intensive technical training at some of Europe’s leading conservatoires, who will go on to work with some of the UK’s most highly regarded dance companies.

    “One of the most enjoyable evenings of dance that I’ve been to.”
    Audience Member, The Riley Theatre, Leeds

    www.nscd.ac.uk/verve

    Photo credit: Brian Slater