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  1. Hello there Folks, New here to ballet forum so hello to you all! So I run New Works Ballet Theatre, a new ballet company based in Bristol, with the intention of bringing more ballet to the South West of England and beyond, brand new inventive ballets and retellings and creating more jobs for professional dancers. The company also runs an Associates programme, which I am expanding on. Are there any young dancers out there looking to train more professionally who would be interested? The programme teaches not only ballet and contemporary dance, but also a variety of different dance workshops, choreography, ballet history, sports science, nutrition, how to run a company and put on productions to name but a few. Also the Associates regularly perform with the professional company and in their own productions. I really want the training that the youngers receive to be a gate way of training into the company, would anyone be interested in that? We have just started work on our Winter production of Little Mermaid. xx
  2. Hi, has anyone had any experience with the Irish Youth Dance Festival?
  3. Ab [intra] is the first full length work made by Raphael Bonachela, choreographer and artistic director of Sydney Dance Company, in 6 years. In the program notes, he says he wanted to capture the movement from his internal creative process to the externality of performance. That may well be so, but I did not experience it in that way. It is a wonderful work, deeply human and engaging, but that narrative, if narrative it is, escaped me. The dancers start scattered across an unadorned stage before individually exploding into action; all sharp, often turned inward angles, staccato and sudden. In pairs and more commonly threesomes they interact and twine together, but do not trully engage, breaking apart and walking off without a backward glance. Against this are two gloriously soft and sensual pdd, the dancers twined round each other in ways impossible to describe, angles rounded and gentle, the dancers completely engrossed in one another. Between these two pdd an anguished and contorted male solo that was swept away by all 14 other dancers dancing mostly individually but at times coordinated. The motionlessness of the dancers before, as I said, they exploded into action made me think about the difference between stillness and motionlessness in dance. Last year, as half of another wonderful program, SDC presented Full Moon, by Cheng Tsung-lung, Artistic Director of Taiwan's Cloud Gate 2. (In the interest of transparency, I should confess that for me Cloud Gate is one of the great dance companies of the world, and Cloud Gate 2 is not far behind.) Anyway, the stillness of Cheng Trung-lung's dancers was utter stillness, radical, complete in itself, with no reference to the possibility of movement. Those dancers who were still were dynamic in their stillness, drawing the eye like exclamation points. Dancers in ab [intra] generally started motionless, but this was a stillness that carried within it the suggestion, or promise of motion. I don't mean to suggest that one is better than the other, but the comparison leapt to the eye, given that it was the same company, the same theatre and even the same time of year.☺. Sorry if all that was way too obscure. The take home is that ab [intra] represents another triumph for SDC. They travel a great deal. If they are dancing near you, drop everything!
  4. Hi everyone! We have some spaces left to see Phoenix Dance Theatre’s pre-show company class at Northern Stage (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) on the afternoon of Thursday 10 May. For more information and to sign-up, simply click this link and send us a message! https://bit.ly/2w85rGw NB: This is not a commercial venture. Our core team of volunteers have organised this event to benefit our members and the local dance community. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will be keeping an eye on this thread, but to ensure a timely reply I suggest sending a message via our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/NorthEastDanceCooperative More information: To find our more about Phoenix Dance Theatre: www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk If you’re not familiar with Northern Stage or how to get there: www.northernstage.co.uk Kindest, Angeline Founder, North East Dance Co-operative
  5. Here in Budapest there's quite a growing contemporary/contemporary ballet scene. Here's a review/piece on one company that I've gotten to know, Inversedance founded by Zoltan Fodor. They have a broad rep that includes adult peformances and kids shows (this article is on the latter). I've been really impressed with them, and not just because I train with them either, so I encourage you to check them out and give this a read http://jelterps.blogspot.hu/2016/05/Inversedance.html
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