Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Junior Company's Stay in London

Dutch National Ballet Junior Company - Visions Fugitives
Photo: Michael Scluter
(c) 2015 Dutch National Ballet, All Rights Reserved
Reproduced with kind permission of the company

In my review of the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company's performance at The Linbury on Saturday I mentioned Ernst Meisner's announcement that the company would be staying on for few days to work with the Royal Ballet's choreographers. I have just noticed an article by Lottie Butler on the Royal Opera House's website which provides some details (see Butler  The Royal Ballet Studio Programme – sparking choreographic talent and keeping ballet fresh (5 June 2015),

After describing the Royal Ballet Studio Programme in general terms, Butler writes:
"Visiting companies form an important part of The Royal Ballet Studio Programme – which programmes the dance in the Linbury and produces choreographic projects. This week alone has seen Springboard companies Ballet Central (Central School of Ballet),Verve (Northern School of Contemporary Dance), Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and Dutch National Ballet Junior Company take to the stage in the Linbury. Following their performances, the Junior Company will remain at the Royal Opera House for a four-day, choreographic workshop."
She adds:
"The company will spend each of the four days with a different choreographer – Charlotte Edmonds (the first participant of The Royal Ballet Young Choreographer programme), James Cousins, Fukiko Takase and Catarina Carvalho (both from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance) – and show their work in an informal setting at the end of each session."
After quoting Emma Southworth, Butler describes the workshop as "a  key part of the programme’s drive to find and nurture new choreographic talent."

The article then goes on to consider the Royal Ballet's collaboration with other companies including Northern Ballet and Scottish Ballet. In this regard it is worth mentioning Northern Ballet's Choreographic Lab on 20 June 2015 and Wayne McGregor's Random Dance's visit to Doncaster tomorrow,

1 comment:

  1. I actually have a student who was ready to give up because her body was changing so rapidly and she couldn't figure out why center and across the floor were feeling different. Luckily she stayed but she was so frustrated. Great post ...

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