Whats On This Spring…

Dance Woking is excited to announce its extensive Spring Shorts programme, featuring professional company James Wilton Dance. James Wilton is presenting his new work LEVIATHAN at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Thursday 22nd March. Re-imagining Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick and featuring a cast of seven dancers, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work is sure to display an explosive performance.

Dance Woking’s youth group Evolve will perform the curtain raiser for LEVIATHAN. The piece will be created over three days this February Half Term with a company member from James Wilton Dance. Suitable for ages 12 years and older, Evolve is open to anyone with an interest in dance and is a fantastic opportunity to work and rehearse with a professional dance company.

Also inspired by James Wilton Dance is the education and outreach programme for Dance Woking’s annual Boys Only Platform Monday 19th March. Now in its fourth year, the Boys Platform aims to encourage more boys to get active and participate in dance. Dance Woking are very excited to be partnering Horsell Junior School, Westfield Primary School, Kings International College and Zambesi Dance Company and Wellington College. Sessions in schools & colleges started this week following a fantastic professional development session led by Michael Kelland from James Wilton Dance Company, with the aim to present choreography at the Boys Platform.

Woking SLAM is Dance Woking’s final platform for Spring Shorts this year on Saturday 24th March. Held annually at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, this community led platform showcases urban dance styles such as street, hip-hop, breaking to body popping. Featuring group’s #Fresh, #LilFresh and Tuffney Performing Arts Academy, with guest groups still to be announced, this is a line up not to be missed!

James Wilton Dance, LEVIATHAN. Photography Steve Tanner.