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Wild Card

dotdotdot dance

Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R

Thursday 26 May 2016

Performance at 8pm

Tickets: £17

Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com

 

 

Sadler’s Wells’ Wild Card returns with more bespoke evenings curated by a new generation of dance makers. This edition invites dotdotdot dance, a new company of three young British Flamenco dancers to the Lilian Baylis Studio on Thursday 26 May 2016.

 

dotdotdot dance is a UK based dance company formed in March 2014 by Magdalena MannionYinka Esi Graves and Noemí Luz. The three British artists all trained in different dance styles prior to dedicating themselves to Flamenco in it's native land, SpainThey had been performing in prestigious venues across Spain as solo dancers before joining forces in 2014 to create a full length original production No Frills which they have been touring ever since. The production won the Buxton Fringe Dance Award 2014 and 2015. Last year the three dancers took part in a workshop with Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival regular Olga Pericet at the Lilian Baylis Studio.

 

dotdotdot dance aims to make work which explores how flamenco can be expressed in a contemporary context, acknowledging the intertwining of cultures that shape our lives. In this Wild Card, they explore the emblematic figure of the solo flamenco dancer, taking advantage of this art form’s ability to condense and transmit life stories in a short space of time.  

 

About the evening, the company said: Wild Card is providing us with both the freedom and the nurturing atmosphere we need to continue developing our distinct voice as a British flamenco company.  We’re thrilled to be collaborating with London based interactive sound and spoken word artists who will be adding new dimensions to our work and encouraging us to think outside of the box.”

 

For this Wild Card the company are joined by London-based interactive sound artist Yuli Levtov and poet, performer and spoken word artist Toni Stuart, creating a bilingual soundscape.

 

London based Yuli Levtov’s work has been exhibited at festivals around the world, and he is considered a thought-leader on the topic of the music formats of the future. His company, Reactify has collaborated with musicians, dancers, and technologists from a variety of disciplines. The company produced visual elements for short film Primitive starring Dane Hurst and The Human Harp with choreographer Di Mainstone among others. Their work continues to push the boundaries of the interaction between the physical and digital worlds.

 

South African Toni Stuart’s work has been published in a variety of anthologies, journals and non-fiction books all over the world. In 2013, she was named in the Mail and Guardian’s list of 200 inspiring Young South Africans for her work in co-founding I Am Somebody!, a Cape Town based company that uses storytelling and youth development to help build integrated communities. In 2014/2015 she was a Chevening Scholar in the UK where she completed an MA Writer/Teacher at Goldsmiths, University of London.

 

Wild Card is part of Sadler’s Wells’ programme of support for emerging dance talent, alongside other initiatives including the New Wave Associates programme, Sadler’s Wells Summer University and the National Youth Dance Company.

 

Pre-show activities from 7pm to be confirmed. See sadlerswells.com for details.

 

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

Listings information

 

Wild Card

dotdotdot dance

Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R

Thursday 26 May 2016

Performance at 8pm

Tickets: £17

Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com

 

ABOUT WILD CARD

Wild Card is a unique initiative providing a glimpse of the rich variety of work that makes up the current dance landscape. Increasingly popular with audiences and artists alike, Wild Card opens the stage to an exciting and adventurous community of dance makers, giving a broad range of artists the unique opportunity to curate their own programmes of dance. These specially curated evenings feature exploratory approaches to choreography and combine different mediums, broadening audiences’ perspectives on dance made today.

 

Wild Card is part of Sadler’s Wells’ programme of support for emerging dance talent, alongside other initiatives including the New Wave Associates programme, Sadler’s Wells Summer University and the National Youth Dance Company.

ABOUT SADLER’S WELLS
Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the best international and UK dance to London and worldwide audiences. Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding, the theatre’s acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap.

 

Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 100 new dance works to the stage and its award-winning commissions and collaborative productions regularly tour internationally. Sadler’s Wells supports 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies, an Associate Company and two International Associate Companies. It also nurtures the next generation of talent through its New Wave Associates and Summer University programmes, its Wild Card initiative and hosting of the National Youth Dance Company.

 

Located in Islington, north London, the current theatre is the sixth to have stood on the site since it was first built by Richard Sadler in 1683. The venue has played an illustrious role in the history of theatre ever since, with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera all having started at Sadler’s Wells.

 

Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and currently receives approximately 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England.

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