I’m happy to say that this year I am creating pieces for Encore Dance Company and Outside Edge Theatre Company, as well as reviving a piece I choreographed in 2010 for Ballet Central, this time for the first years at Central School of Ballet. Plus, watch this space for another exciting announcement soon…
Encore Dance Company is made up of third year students at Tring Park, and this year Director Antony Dowson is bringing together the ballet and musical theatre students to create an evening of works inspired by the Moulin Rouge! I had a great time working with the students last week to create a neo-classical piece which will open the show. The production will be on tour around the UK, and will be performed here in London at the Lilian Baylis on 30th March, matinee and evening! Tickets at www.tringpark.com. Come and support the next generation of dancers!
I am also creating a piece for Outside Edge Theatre Company, whose work focuses on substance misuse and recovery. I am really enjoying working with this group to create a dance piece which will appear in their new production, ‘Check in/Check out’. The show explores the performers’ personal stories of recovery through text and movement inspired by the 12 steps of recovery as put forward by Alcoholics Anonymous. Outside Edge was set up in 1998 by Phil Fox, an actor and himself a former addict, and the company’s mission statement is: To change the lives of people affected by addiction through theatre and drama. ‘Check in/Check out’ will be performed at Vault Festival on 6-10 March, tickets at www.vaultfestival.com. For more info on Outside Edge please visit www.edgetc.org.
Almost ten years ago I created ‘Twin Figures’ for Ballet Central, Central School of Ballet’s graduate touring company. It was a wonderful experience and I was very happy with the piece, which toured nationally in 2010. I’m very pleased to say that this year Central School of Ballet will revive the piece for the school’s summer performances, and I will be extending the cast of nine to make a new version for around twenty dancers. I’m so excited to get started on reworking this piece, and I’m very grateful to Christopher Marney at Central School of Ballet for inviting me to revive it! Performances at The Bloomsbury Theatre on the 18th and 19th of July, booking details will follow shortly!
I’m so excited to be working with so many people on a really diverse and inspiring range of projects! Watch this space as I also have another exciting commission coming up which I will be able to announce very soon!