English National Ballet's platform for emerging dance makers, Choreographics, at Sadler's Wells' Lilian Baylis Studio on 19 and 20 June, will this year be live streamed for the first time, in partnership with ArtStreamingTV, on Saturday 20 June at 2.15pm. Hashtag for the event, #ENBChoreographics!
All the performances will be streamed as well as live interviews from some of the artists and collaborators involved.
Tamara Rojo, ENB's Artistic Director, said,
Choreographics is a wonderful platform for up and coming dance makers, offering them an incredible opportunity to develop as creators, and work with leading figures in the dance world. I am thrilled that this year we are able to live stream the programme, allowing audiences around the world the opportunity to see what these talented choreographers produce.
This year sees six works, inspired by the theme of post war America, from English National Ballet company members Fabian Reimair, who created We Are Free for last year's programme; James Streeter, whose work In Living Memory was performed at Latitude Festival in 2014; Stina Quagebeur, whose Vera was selected by The Breaking Glass Project and performed in New York and who recently worked on English National Ballet's second Dance Journeys project at Sadler's Wells; and Max Westwell, making his début as a choreographer in a professional setting.
For the first time, this year's Choreographics is open to artists outside of English National Ballet, and sees work presented by Morgann Runacre-Temple, choreographer in residence at Ballet Ireland since 2009, who has created four full length ballets for the company; and Renato Paroni de Castro, who has previously choreographed works for Sarasota Ballet and London Studio Centre's classical ballet performance group, Images of Dance.
Each choreographer will receive mentoring from Russell Maliphant and dancer, choreographer and teacher Kerry Nicholls, and musical guidance from English National Ballet's Music Director Gavin Sutherland, and each piece will be performed by English National Ballet company members.
The winning piece from English National Ballet School's Choreographic Competition, which will also be live streamed on ArtStreamingTV on Tuesday 19 May at 7pm, will open Choreographics.
Choreographer: Fabian Reimair
Casting: Anjuli Hudson, Ken Saruhashi, Barry Drummond, Shevelle Dynott
Choreographer: James Streeter
Casting: Adela Ramirez and Juan Rodriguez
Choreographer: Stina Quagebeur
Casting: Crystal Costa and James Forbat
Choreographer: Max Westwell
Casting: Laurretta Summerscales, Isabelle Brouwers, Katja Khaniukova, Jinhao Zhang, Daniele Silingardi, Junor Souza
Choreographer: Renato Paroni de Castro
Casting: Désirée Ballantyne, Adriana Lizardi, Vitor Menezes, Guilherme Menezes
Choreographer: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Casting: Ksenia Ovsyanick and Daniel Kraus
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 June 2015
Performances: 7.45pm (Saturday mat: 2.30pm)
Box office: 0844 412 4300 or www.ballet.org.uk/choreographics
20 June 2015, from 2.15pm
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