Wild Card | Sadler's Wells

Wild Card: Gianluca Vincentini

Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 November 2017

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