COHORT 15

We celebrated Cohort 15 and their brave and amazing journey over the past 10 weeks at the Academy with their amazing graduation performance.

The evening showcased three very special pieces of dance. We were delighted to welcome guest choreographer, Stuart Waters, who in just seven days taught our first piece Random Acts.

The second piece, Hold was created by the dancers themselves in collaboration with the dance artists.

The final piece, And in the Next Breath…, was first performed by the cohort on 11th October at The Berry Theatre after just three weeks of working together. This piece was created by our dance artist Hannah Martin-Reilly working in collaboration with Lila Dance.

Our performance company Wessex Girls:Wessex Boys, also performed Dreamscape.

RANDOM ACTS

Dancers

Josh Browning
Sarah Harker
Elle Nash
Tammy Nightingale
Ashley Nabulsi
Nyasha Newanji
Sonny Oliver
Jessica Tridgell
Saffron White

Choreography

Stuart Waters

Music

Wacky Cartoon
Scuba Diving
Storm

Sound Effects Album

HOLD

Dancers

Josh Browning
Sarah Harker
Elle Nash
Tammy Nightingale
Nyasha Newanji
Sonny Oliver
Jessica Tridgell
Saffron White

Choreography

The Dancers
Dance Artists

Music

Hold Tight
Jamie XX

DREAMSCAPE

Wessex Boys:Wessex Girls

Josh Browning
Ellie Cant
Aston Delamont
Trevante Farrell
Alice Flavell
Jade Haskett
Emma Hill

Choreography

Hannah Martin-Reilly

Original Music

Light of the Seven
Ramin Djawadi

AND IN THE NEXT BREATH…

Dancers

Josh Browning
Sarah Harker
Elle Nash
Tammy Nightingale
Ashley Nabulsi
Nyasha Newanji
Sonny Oliver
Georgia Ryan
Jessica Tridgell
Saffron White

Choreography

Hannah Martin-Reilly
Lila Dance

Composer

Dougie Evans

Performed in
memory of Coral.

Wessex Dance Academy
Dance Team

Hannah Ballard
Becky Knight
Hannah Martin-Reilly
Emma Winston

Guest Dance Artist

Stuart Waters

Wessex Dance Academy Team

Clare Hobbs
Lorna Digweed
Tom Goodridge
Dee Woolford

Fitness

Tom Donaldson

Lighting

Gareth Green

Film

Dan Williams

Design

Bread and Honey

As always we extend a special thanks to all of our volunteers who we appreciate so very much and for the extra love and support they have shown all of us during this cohort.

If I had not seen the performance, I would not have believed how well this project has worked.

Member of the audience