Dance Woking Boys Platform 2019← BACK
What Dance Woking Boys Platform 2019
When Monday 18 March, 7pm
Where Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacock Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ
Dance Woking is hosting our annual Boys Platform on Monday 18 March at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, 7pm.
A Schools and Colleges platform first held in 2014
Building on the success of 2018 we are focusing on how we can use dance to engage more boys in becoming active. Dance Woking is working with professional dance company Alexander Whitley Dance Company; groups involved in our education and outreach project will be shown some of the company’s signature movement and encouraged to use this to develop a 3 to 4 minute performance using the dance movement as their stimulus; the groups will present on Monday 18 March at the Boys Platform.
We are looking for guest groups to perform at this platform – if you are interested in taking part and finding out more information please email Theresa at email@example.com by Tuesday 12 February 2019.
Application available HERE:
Guest groups who supported this platform in previous years:
2018 saw BDBlaq Dance perform SENSE
2017 Lucy Palmer Dance & Sketch Dance Company performed at the platform
When: Monday 18 March 2019, 7.00pm (Doors 6.45pm)
Venue: Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ
Standard – £10.50
Concession – £6.50
Suitable for all ages.
About Alexander Whitley – Choreographer & Artistic Director
Alexander trained at the Royal Ballet School. Over the course of his dance career he has performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Michael Clark Company, Sydney Dance Company, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and New Movement Collective of which he is a founder-member.
Alexander launched his company in 2012 with the Royal Ballet commissioned work, The Measures Taken and later that year premiered The Grit in the Oyster, a Sadler’s Wells commission for Thomas Adès: See the Music Hear the Dance.
In 2015, he was nominated for a Sky Arts Southbank Times Breakthrough Artist award for choreography and re-staged The Grit in the Oyster as part of Lincoln Center’s White Festival (NYC). In 2016, his Sadler’s Wells commissioned work,
Pattern Recognition, was presented by Sadler’s Wells at the Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins . In 2017, Alexander created 8 Minutes, his first full-length work for Sadler’s Wells main stage and the short work, Noumena for the Royal
Alexander Whitley is a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells, an Associate Artist at Rambert, an Artist Fellow at Queen Mary University and a lecturer on The Bartlett School of Architecture’s Design for Performance & Interaction Masters course. He is a former Affiliate Choreographer of the Royal Ballet and a former Associate Artist at DanceEast.
Alexander’s commissioned works include: Spring (Gandini Juggling), Beheld (Candoco), Frames (Rambert), The Murmuring (BalletBoyz) and Kin (Birmingham Royal Ballet) and his collaboration with artists Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen (75 Watt) is now in the permanent collection of New York’s MOMA.