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What The Storm – James Wilton Dance Company
When Tuesday 25 February 2020, 7.30pm
Where Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, GU21 6GQ
Dance Woking presents The Storm by James Wilton Dance Company
Tuesday 25 February 2020 as part of the professional dance series at Rhoda McGaw Theatre
James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, super athletic movement, where acrobatics, breakdancing, martial arts and edge of the seat contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.
Seven dancers of extraordinary skill, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock specially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.
The Storm grows from a light breeze and becomes something too powerful to fathom. It scoops the dancers into the air then drops them to the floor with unrelenting velocity, transforms them into mini tornadoes and sends them spiralling out of control.
More than just weather, this storm is of the mind. You can’t see the wind but you can see how it changes objects. In the same way, you can’t see emotions, but you can see how they change people, how they knock them off their feet, then sweep them away. In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm?
Will it all blow over?
James Wilton Dance were founded in 2010 and quickly amassed choreographic awards and critical acclaim nationally and internationally. Their most recent works LEVIATHAN and Last Man Standing have accumulated over 170 performances, wowing audiences all over the world. Wilton has created works for Opera Graz, Scottish Dance Theatre, Ballet
Hagen, Konzert Theatre Bern, Theatre Münster and for the opening ceremony of the Rugby League World Cup 2013. The Storm is co-commissioned by Blackpool Grand, Creative Barking and Dagenham, DanceEast, Pavilion Dance South West, Queens Hall Arts, Hexham, Gulbenkian (Art31), The Place, Swindon Dance, Tanz Ist and Warwick Arts Centre, with support from Arts Council England Grants for The Arts.
Performance schedule:: Doors 7pm, starts 7,30pm with a curtain raiser from Evolve Youth group;
About James Wilton: After graduating from London Contemporary Dance School in 2009 James founded James Wilton Dance. Since, James’ work has toured to South Korea, China, the USA, Dubai, India, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Malta, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden and Denmark and has also won awards at the Hannover, Bern and Masdanza Choreography competitions, as well as the Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest. James’ most recent work Last Man Standing toured to over 60 venues since its creation in 2014 and has been seen by over 15,000 people. In 2013 James was commissioned to choreograph a work for 50 professional dancers for performance at the opening and semi-final ceremonies of the Rugby League World Cup. The work was seen by over 110,000 people. As well as his works for his own company James has created works for Scottish Dance Theatre, Opera Graz, Ballett Hagen, Tanz Compagnie Giessen, Verve, EDge and many other University performance groups.
Dance Woking is delighted to be able to offer a half term dance intensive with James Wilton Dance. The project will run over 3 days; from Monday 17 February to Wednesday 19 February;
We are looking for dancers and Youth Dance Associates (those already linked to a dance school) to join us to create a new work that will be performed under the EVOLVE Dance Company; the Company will perform the newly created work as a curtain raiser for James Wilton Dance Company on Tuesday 25 February 2020. This is a great opportunity to work with a professional company dancer where you will be taught technique and encouraged to develop choreography for the performance piece.
Suitable for ages: 12+
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