James Wilton Dance come to Woking

Dance Woking starts the New Year by welcoming professional choreographer James Wilton to Woking.

A company member will be leading a professional dance class for Dance Woking’s team of freelance dance teachers this week; they will lead a technical class as well as share some of Jame’s signature movement linked to his new work ‘The Storm’. 

James Wilton is quickly becoming known as one of the UK’s leading choreographers, renowned for creating breathtakingly physical choreography. Since forming his company, James Wilton Dance has toured extensively both in the UK and Internationally to critical acclaim, winning numerous awards including The Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest, 3rd Prize at The International Choreographers Competition in Hannover ( 2012), winner of the Audience Prize at 16Masdanza, 3rd Prize at The Berner Tanzprize, being nominated for the Dance Award at the Manchester Theatre Awards with LEVIATHAN.

Wilton has also choreographed and restaged works on many other leading companies, including Scottish Dance Theatre, Ballet Hagen, Oper Graz, Stadttheater Geissen, Konzert Theatre Bern and Tanztheater Münster. As well as choreographing for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Rugby League World Cup 2013. James is an associate artist at The Hall for Cornwall, Truro. JWD have an incredible output of education work, reaching over 3,000 people in the past 12 months alone. The company have worked with Youth Dance England, Sadler’s Wells, The Place and nearly all Centre for advanced training (CAT) schemes in England, as well as delivering many workshops for Schools, Colleges, Universities, local dance schools, “hard to reach” young people and groups with disabilities.

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