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Commissioned by Sadler's Wells

This new commission saw acclaimed  Guest Artistic Director Botis Seva and the company of 38 young dancers, present a unique evening fusing contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip-hop. Botis Seva’s choreographic style, combined with the young dancers energy and talent, produced an enthralling and energetic experience.

MADHEAD  premiered at DanceEast and then toured nationally, culminating in a sold out performance at Sadler’s Wells.

DEADCLUB - Requardt & Rosenberg

Commissioned by The Place London

In a shift from their previous spectacular outdoor collaborations, Requardt & Rosenberg create an up-close experience for a limited audience, informed by psychological research into memory distortion. They’ll take out the seats, build a new stage, and get the audience right into the middle of the whole mess. 

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CARLOS ACOSTA - Royal Albert Hall

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells

Acclaimed as one of the most extraordinary dancers of his generation, following his retirement from classical ballet Carlos Acosta will perform a selection of other favourite and specially-commissioned pieces in a wonderful programme marking his thirty years as a dancer.

During a remarkable career, Carlos has been hailed by the critics, won countless awards and thrilled audiences the world over.

HUMANE METHODS - Marco Donnarumma

Commissioned by Volkstheater Wien

Humane Methods  is the first, ongoing project of artist group Fronte Vacuo, recently co-founded by Marco Donnarumma, bioartist Margherita Pevere and visual artist Andrea Familari. Humane Methods consists of happenings and stage productions that act as rhizomes: the project is an amorphous cluster of different performative events that share the same theme and the same fictional world.

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YOUNG ASSOCIATES -

Sadler's Wells

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells’ inaugural Young Associates – Anthony Matsena, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Ruby Portus and Christopher Thomas – first introduced their refreshing voices to audiences at sell-out performances in our Lilian Baylis Studio. This year, they make their debut on the main stage with Together, not the same. Working with our New Wave Associate Hetain Patel, who developed the artistic brief they responded to, they have broken away from the traditional mixed-bill mould, creating a bold evening of dance that sees two separate segments of work by each choreographer presented either side of the interval. Each section created by the individual choreographer represents a different angle of the same piece.

MEDEA - François Testory

Commissioned by The Place London

The performer, dancer, and vocalist, François Testory fuses his extraordinary physicality, and androgynous and unique stage presence with a seven-octave vocal range to bring to life the murderous Medea in this evocative lament. François has performed with some of Europe’s most innovative companies, including Lindsay Kemp, DV8, Rambert Dance Company, Punch Drunk, and Gecko. 

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DUCKIE - Le Gateau Chocolat

Commissioned by Contact Theatre

Duckie is a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self acceptance at its core.

Family-friendly glamour and glitz takes centre stage as critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children, a classic tale of identity and belonging.

FAMILIAR - Gillie Kleiman and Greg Wohead

Commissioned by Fierce Festival

Familiar is a twinset of performances on significant otherness. One authored by Kleiman and performed by Wohead, the other authored by Wohead and performed by Kleiman, the two are twisted together with the help of story, song and spit.

 

Commissioned by Dance City and Fierce Festival. Supported by ARC Stockton, Wainsgate Chapel, Shoreditch Town Hall, Northern Stage, Northumbria University and Roehampton University.

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