Choreographers & Artists Development Programme
We are thrilled to announce that we have received Arts Council England founding for Möbius Dance (MD) to hold a Choreographers & Artists Development Programme.
This project will:
• Commission 2 female choreographers (based in the North of England) to create work on the MD Company.
• Engage 3 early career North-based performers to work professionally with MD on a range of activities including performances, classes and workshops whilst supporting them with sessions of mentoring for their professional development.
This project supported by Leeds Dance Partnership, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds Beckett University, ProDanceLeeds, Moving Art Management, Barnsley Civic and Sadler’s Wells.
Wild Card: Gianluca Vincentini
Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R
Thursday 23 & Friday 24 November 2017
Performances: Thu & Fri at 8pm
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com
Sadler’s Wells Wild Card returns offering a bespoke evening of works curated by the next generation of dance makers. This edition invites Italian choreographer and curator Gianluca Vincentini to the Lilian Baylis Studio on Thursday 23 & Friday 24 November 2017. For this Wild Card, Vincentini showcases some of the most promising dance makers based in the North of England and introduces London to his company Möbius Dance.
Alongside Möbius Dance, Vincentini showcases work from New Adventures Choreographer Award-winner Jamaal Burkmar, UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Award nominee Carlos Pons Guerra and Leeds based contemporary dancer and choreographer Crystal Zillwood.
Vincentini presents a short dance film and a structured improvisation with Möbius Dance artists entitled Encounter One. The work features musician Otis Jones, artist Ben Skinner and dancers Stefania Pinato and Amarnah Amuludun.
Jamaal Burkmar’s The Calm is a physical and feel good work that takes memories about home and family to create an abstract piece rooted in neo-soul music and movement. The work was originally commissioned by New Adventures as part of the New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase. Carlos Pons Guerra presents O Maria: A Divine Comedy of Ham and Bondage, a Spanish kitschy kitchen drama where a heavenly apparition unleashes a torrent of unquenchable passions for an oddly paired couple. Crystal Zillwood presents Evolutio, an articulate and thoughtful solo which suggests an expansive vision within a miniature work. Evolutio combines an athletic, fluid movement style with clear musicality.
Founded and led by Vincentini in 2016, Möbius Dance was born out of a desire to support and nurture dance artists in a region where dance is becoming a focal point. Vincentini’s vision responded to a need and an opportunity and a personal passion. Curious about the entwined nature of movement and emotion, he believes dance can reveal the complexity of our intimate connections to each other, without compromising entertainment.
Supported by Arts Council England
Wild Card is supported by The Mercers’ Company
Encounter One — ‘I find you in me, you find me in you’
A duet with myself. A dilemma to follow, lead or co-exist within a world where boundaries shift and change - “fitting in a box” becoming increasingly redundant. Can I allow myself to let boundary lines blur while being within myself and accept compromise as part of co-existence?
This project was made possibly thanks to the initial support in our crowdfunding campaign through which we received funds from over 80 different backers. We are highly grateful for the support!
Concept & Direction — Gianluca Vincentini
Created with and performed by — Amarnah Amuludun, Stefania Pinato
Music — Otis Jones
Lighting — Luke Haywood
Drawing — Ben Skinner
Costume — Valentina Golfieri
Film and edit — Joshua Hughes-Games for MFMfilms
Talk To Me
Created for the young dancers of Trinity Laban Centre for Advance Training (CAT) End of Year Show.
Happy living together, but perhaps not too close.
Excitement yields calm.
Calm turns melancholic.
Our senses mute.
Such hopeful desperation attempts harmony.
Choreographer – Gianluca Vincentini
Rehearsal Director – Charlotte Blinkhorn
Costume – Rosie Tipler
Music – Otis Jones