"HIRAETH" BY DILLON DANCE
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Hiraeth is an episodic contemporary dance that is driven by highly physical movement sections balanced sensitively around a strong and eviseral emotional core. Focusing on the relationship with his Mother, Shaun takes the audience through carefully selected memories draw a dark & visceral picture of his past. Smashed plates scatter across a section of the floor, shadows create imagery of brotherhood and conflict, and a monologue leaves Shaun vulnerable and disorientated. The work is stark, brutally honest, taking the audience with him with delicate and captivating movement that leaves you with a sense of hope, redemption and catharsis.
Dillon Dance was created in 2015 by Artistic Director and choreographer Shaun Dillon. Based in London, Dillon Dance focuses on bringing complex and emotional work to the stage through Shaun's highly physical, attacking movement.
Shaun studied contemporary dance at the University of Roehampton, graduating in 2012 with a BA Hons in Dance Studies. Shaun has established himself as an exciting new and upcoming London based choreographer, seeing his first professional work RISE selected as part of EMERGE 2013 gaining 4* reviews respectively. He then went on to create his first solo work Hiraeth (2014), which has been performed around the UK, and Жінки (2014) for which he received mentorship from the BalletBoyz.
Shaun created the short work 'TIDAL' on the ‘Lord of the Flies’ Legacy cast for London in collaboration with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Re:Bourne which was performed at Sadler's Wells. Shaun created ‘Verge’ and 'We Stand Alone Together' as part of Resolution at The Place. He also worked with students at the Creative Academy on 'The Game'.
Shaun has worked for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Re:Bourne, Flexus Dance Theatre, Third Row Dance Company, Volkosti Cossacks, and C-12 Dance Theatre. Working with established choreographers such as Katy Sterran, Shaun Parker, James Finnemore, Annie-Lunette Deakin-Foster, Mari Frogner, and Georgia Tegou.
"two" by flash in the attic dance theatre
Oliver James Anwyl
'Two'. A duet which has been devised from creative improvisation between the two dancers who traverse through a series of moments of play, contact and directed phrases. Two provides the audience with a playful experience with an uplifting soundtrack and energy.
Flash in the Attic (FiTA) emerged in 2012, as a creative ambition between two undergraduate students at the University of Chester. Co-Founders Oliver Anwyl and Sam Potts pursued the idea of creating a company that would produce choreographically creative, dynamic and accessible dance works for audiences within the Chester region.The company's first micro-project 'Share Together' took form of an outdoor site specific work towards marking World Aids Day as part of events within the city.
Moving forward from this project Anwyl & Potts presented work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 receiving acclaim from fellow artists and audience members at the festival. The company has since presented its works at events, festivals and dance platforms nationwide which has included Innovations Dance Platform.
The company strives to create dance works and events which support the local dance-ecology in developing and broadening engagement with audiences. FiTA now operating its own education and participation programme 'Off The Ground' delivering workshops and experiences to both the education and community sectors.
"Is this sense?" by fuelled dance theatre
Fuelled Dance Theatre’s latest work ‘This is sense?’ is a new physical theatre piece developed by Artistic Director, Scarlett Turner in collaboration with the Fuelled dance artists.
The work is an evolution of a creative response for our own identity:
'Who am I?'
Are we ourselves in every social situation?
Do we have different versions of ourselves?
Does our past make us who we are today?
Do we tend to fake our identity just to fit in?
What are the physiological types of self?
The work is a collaboration of text and contemporary movement derived from tasks that are influenced from the individual company members' personal experiences with the themes explored. The text used adds a layer of directness that that company want the audience to engage with.
Fuelled Dance Theatre (FDT) are a physical theatre company that discusses and challenges subjects of social and political matters within today’s society. FDT have performed in various places around the Midlands Leicester, Wolverhampton, Devon, Liverpool and Chester. FDT have been associate company of Attenborough Arts Center, since 2016. In addition to this Scarlett Turner (Director) is breakthrough artist at Curve Theatre in Leicester that also support FDT. We recently premiered our feature length piece of ‘This is sense?’ in November 2017 at Attenborough Arts Centre.
"EVOLUTIO" BY CRYSTAL ZILLWOOD
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Evolutio is a 15 minute solo which zooms out and looks at a distant our history and considers where we humans are right now and were we are potentially headed.
“Simply captivating and wonderful” ..
Alistair Spalding. Artistic Director and Chief Executive Sadler’s Wells.
“Zillwood conjures worlds out of thin air” ..
Donlad Hutera, The Times.
Crystal Zillwood trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance achieving a BPA Hons in contemporary dance (majoring in movement studies). She continued her studies at NSCD with the postgraduate dance company, Verve. The company toured the UK and Switzerland with commissioned pieces by Ben Wright, Frauke Requardt, Angus Balbernie and James Wilton.
After graduating with Distinction, Crystal has worked with a multitude of choreographers and companies including; Liz Roche, New Art Club, Ben Wright, Gary Clarke, Theo Clinkard and Stephanie Singer where she is part of the “Bittersuite” project. During this time she has also been developing her teaching practice and leading dance workshops at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance ,The Place and Galway Dance.
In 2016 she was awarded ‘Catapult’, a professional development programme led by the NSCD in partnership with Spin Arts to support the most gifted and talented maker in the north. She has also received support from Dance City, Yorkshire Dance and Activate Arts. Crystal received an Arts Council England Grant in October 2016 to focus on ‘Spirals’, a triple bill of solos developed with Artistic mentorship from Theo Clinkard. ‘Spirals’ contains three 15 minute solos, ‘Sleep’, ‘These Hands’ and ‘Evolutio’. Crystal also performed in Theo Clinkard new piece 'This Bright field' which premiered at The Brighton Festival. Most recently crystal performed her acclaimed solo 'Evolutio' at Sadlers Wells as part of the Wild Card show curated by Gianluca Vincentini.