Reporter Kelvin Wint from That’s TV South East visited Dance Woking this week to catch-up with the team about some of the projects that Dance Woking has been running. This report features Evolve Dance Company; this company is open to young dancers aged 12 plus who are interested in developing their skills further learning new techniques and experiencing what its like to create a piece from scratch where you are given stimulus and through creative tasks input and influence the movement created.
This February half term we have been working with James Wilton Dance Company dancer Oliver Robertson (Ollie) and Norikazu Aoki (Nori). Nori taught the dancers signature James Wilton Dance movement which is very physical on the first day, Ollie then used this as a basis to develop the choreography with the group.
Some of the dancers have come from different dance schools around Woking & Surrey: Zambesi Dance Company, The Joanna School of Dance, Meraki Dance and Cremona School of Dance.
The dancers contributed their own movement ideas based on the theme; they worked well in collaboration, met the challenges of learning precise movement quickly and gained more experience in improvisation.
The company will perform this piece as a curtain raiser to James Wilton Dance Company’s The Storm on Tuesday 25 February at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking; Follow this link for TICKETS
This project forms part of Dance Woking’s spring programme supported by funding from Arts Council England’s Project fund, enabling Dance Woking to bring more diverse professional companies to Woking.