"AS ONE" BY UNEARTHED DANCE COMPANY
'As One' is a new work by Unearthed Dance Company created by the funding and support of The Peter Darrell Trust. 'As One' is an energetic, intricate and innovative work which explores the idea of solidarity; unity within a group of individuals working together and fighting for a common cause. This work looks at solidarity and what happens to the 'pack' when one of its members steps out of line. 'As One' is filled with intricate choreography which shifts and transforms throughout the space taking the audience on a journey of angst and hope.
Unearthed Dance Company is an Edinburgh based contemporary dance company formed by artistic director and choreographer Hannah Mason as a vehicle to create innovative and compelling contemporary dance works which challenge audience perceptions and push the boundaries of choreographic practice. Unearthed create work with a strong focus and interest in social and cultural issues exploring within the work the adverse affects on human behaviour. Unearthed Dance Company works with the ethos of creating pieces that take risks and is accessible to all audiences. As a company, Unearthed has received The Merchant Company Enterprise Award for Innovation and most recently received funding from The Peter Darrell Trust after a performance of 'You, Me & Them' at Go Dance 17 to create a new piece of work for the festival and return to Go Dance 18 in Glasgow. As well as Go Dance, the company has performed at many events such as FreshAYR Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform 2016 to name a few.
"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.
"MAN UP" BY JACK STINTON DANCE COMPANY
Created & Performed by:
Boys don't cry...
Man Up is a personal exploration of the stories and expectations surrounding the norms of behaviour and actions of men in society...
It explores the often-negative impact this can have on a man's ability to express emotion, the fear of being laughed at or somehow emasculated and the different ways that this can manifest itself.
Formed in 2012 by Jack Stinton, JSDC have been creating and touring the UK ever since. Previous appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and platforms at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Innovations 2014 in Chester. We are a company split between our performance and education work. Recent touring work has included first dates a piece that explored the stories that take during a first date and puts them into a public setting, for example coffee shops or foyers.
"EVOLUTIO" BY CRYSTAL ZILLWOOD
Created & Performed by:
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.