COHORT 08

The hard work and achievements of Cohort 08’s 12 weeks were shared in three very special dance performances

The first piece, A Fleeting Moment, was learnt by the group in just five days. The young people had the honour of performing this in front of Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex when they visited the Academy in week 8. Their second piece had been made by the dancers themselves with the dance artists as a collective collaboration. The final piece, Rewritten Pages, was first performed by the group at The Berry Theatre after just three weeks in May 2014.

We were also proud, as always, to see a new piece by our lovely performance company Wessex Girls : Wessex Boys.

We also celebrated three years since our performance of Sonhos – the first project in our wonderful Academy on St Pauls Hill. To mark this milestone we were thrilled to present a very special film looking back at all of the young people who have come through the Academy doors over the past three years. Many of the young people were at the performance to make a very special surprise appearance.

Finally, we were pleased to launch an independent piece of research produced by Justice Studio which looked into the Academy programme and the outcomes for young people who have completed the project. The results of the research were shared during the evening clearly demonstrating that the programme was having significant benefits for young people including a reduction in offending and re-offending and positive and successful return to education, training or employment at the end of the project.

A FLEETING MOMENT

Dancers

Adam Angus
Sasha Gilbertson
Becky Knight
Rachael Matthams
Pip Newman
Jessica Trias
Rheannon Williams

Choreography

Emma Waller

Music

Empty the Bones of You/Early
Moss
Chris Clark
Trace Portico Quartet
Passage de Recherche Lauwarm Instruments

SOLO DANCING

Wessex Boys:Wessex Girls

Ellie Cant
Nathan Davis
Caitlin Jones
Becky Knight
Rachael Matthams
Marktum Rwakarambwe
Abbi Saunders
Claudia Scaringella
Jasmin Sharp
Beth Wood

Choreography

Hannah Martin

Music

Veiled Grey Christian Loffler
Solo Dancing Indianna

JUST LIKE THAT

Dancers

Adam Angus
Becky Knight
Pip Newman
Abbi Saunders
Jessica Trias
Rheannon Williams

Choreography

The dancers in collaboration
with the dance artists

Music

Processional Howard A Roberts
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
James Miller
We Magnify His Name Floorplan

REWRITTEN PAGES

Dancers

Adam Angus
Sasha Gilbertson
Sam Head
Becky Knight
Gin Lam
Rachael Matthams
Pip Newman
Jasmin Sharp
Jessica Trias
Rheannon Williams

Choreography

Robert Guy
Siobhan Maguire-Swartz

Music

The Proposition #3, Queenie’s Suite Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
La Grande Cascade, Zingaro, Avant La Pluie Rene Aubry

Costume

Danute Dainiene
Ugne Dainiute

REUNION

Put on stage by

Hannah de Cancho

Dance Artists

Nick Lawson
Hannah Larkum
Emma Waller
Hannah Martin
Gin Lam
Abbi Saunders

Academy Team

Clare Hobbs
Lorna Digweed
Ceri John
Dee Woolford
Beth Wood

Film

Dan Williams

Lighting

Gareth Green

Design

Bread and Honey

Captivating….demonstrating discipline, teamwork, flair and skill.

Member of the audience