COHORT 02

This performance celebrated the hard work, commitment and energy of our second cohort of Wessex Dance Academy Graduates put in over 12 weeks.

The first piece Not Standing Still was created in only one week after we were lucky to welcome choreographer Nick Lawson to the Academy. Following that was Scattered Thoughts, a piece created by young people themselves after learning how to build their choreography.

The final performance of the evening was Momentum. This was the young people’s first introduction to contemporary dance and was performed at the Theatre Royal Winchester after just three weeks of rehearsal.

We were also pleased to present two of our Wessex Boys, who performed Something About Nothing, a piece thy choreographed themselves especially for this evening.

NOT STANDING STILL

Dancers

Erica Alford
Jamie Jackson
Jordan Kelly
Annie Parker
Jasmin Sharp
Kayleigh Teal
Pearl Tee

Choreography

Nick Lawson

Music

arranged by Nick Lawson
Quasi Marcel Dettman
Burial Prayer Burial
Fantasy The xx

Costume

Elisabetta Aloé

SCATTERED THOUGHTS

Dancers

Erica Alford
Shantal Filgate
Jamie Jackson
Jordan Kelly
Annie Parker
Jasmin Sharp
Pearl Tee

Choreography

The dancers

Music

Beatbox Reprazent and Roni Size
Keep Me There Nicolas Jaar
Window Seat Portico Quartet

Costume

Kayleigh Teal

SOMETHING ABOUT NOTHING

Wessex Boys

Brandon Clarke
Nathan Davis

Choreography

Brandon Clarke
Nathan Davis

Directed by

Hannah De Cancho

Music

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MOMENTUM

Dancers

Erica Alford
Shantal Filgate
Jamie Jackson
Jordan Kelly
Annie Parker
Jasmin Sharp
Kayleigh Teal
Pearl Tee

Original choreography

Carly Annable-Coop
Helen Linsell

Adapted by

Hannah Larkum
Rhiana Laws

Music

David Waters

Lighting

Lee Curran

Costume

Danute Daniene

Film

Dan Williams

Dance Director

Rhiana Laws

Co-Director

Hannah Larkum

Dance Artists

Emma Waller
Hannah de Cancho

Academy Team

Clare Hobbs
Lorna Digweed
Claire Alldis
Sarah Northcott

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the steering group A2 Dominion for providing housing advice, Sarah Lawson for keeping us healthy, Kings Worthy Primary School for hosting the schools workshops and the Tranman Trust for their kind support.

We would like to extend a very special thank you to Joan Ferrer and every one of our amazing volunteers for all of their kindness and support during the performance.

It was uplifting to see how far the young people have come in such a short space of time.

Member of the audience