COHORT 21

Cohort 21 hard work over 12 weeks was celebrated at their Graduation Performance. The wonderful evening of contemporary dance was a showcase of their achievements.

The evening consisted of four performances by the young people; Rising, was created by Hannah Ballard, who we were pleased to welcome back as she has been a part of the Academy since 2011. The company learnt the piece in just four days which is no mean feat. The second piece was a beautiful duet, The Distance Between Us, which was inspired by the Agnes Martin exhibition. This was first premiered at the Gallery in Winchester Discovery Centre over the summer where the exhibition was held. For this duet we were thrilled to welcome back one of our original Wessex Boys, Brandon Clarke who graduated from Chichester University in July. Our third piece, Keep Me Close, was made as part of our collaborative choreography element of the programme and was led by our dance artist Ellie Cant, who supported the dancers to create their own movement. We finished the evening with Where It Starts It Ends, this was the first piece the cohort learned and they first performed this after being at the Academy for just three weeks

The evening brought to a close what had been a very eventful year for the Academy especially with our move to our new home at St John/s House. We would like to thank everyone who enabled this to happen for us and to all of our wonderful supporters and volunteers for their ongoing support.

RISING

Dancers

Shannon Bartlett
Aisha Bowler
Nathan Davis
Cyana Drynan
Dylan Gibson-Forrest
Dylan Redman

Choreography

Hannah Ballard

Music

Lionmouth Door Knocker
Kate Tempest
Tick of the Clock Chromatics

KEEP ME CLOSE

Dancers

Shannon Bartlett
Aisha Bowler
Nathan Davis
Cyana Drynan
Dylan Gibson-Forrest
Dylan Redman

Choreography

The Dancers

Music

Campaign Russian Circles

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US

Dancers

Brandon Clarke
Claire Hackston

Choreography

Hannah Martin-Reilly

Assistant Choreography

Emma Hill

Music

Jardin Actress
Beach Ambience Sound Effects

WHERE IT STARTS IT ENDS

Dancers

Shannon Bartlett
Aisha Bowler
Dylan Gibson-Forrest
Nathan Davis
Cyana Drynan
Dylan Redman

Choreography

Hannah Martin-Reilly

Assistant Choreography

Ellie Cant
Emma Hill

Music

The Four Seasons: Winter 2&3 Vivaldi (Recomposed by Max Richer)
Laegeos Actress and London Contemporary Orchestra
Love Like A Sunset part 1&2 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Dance Team

Hannah Martin- Reilly
Ellie Cant
Emma Hill

Guest Dance Artist

Hannah Ballard

Academy Team

Clare Hobbs
Lorna Digweed
Emily Pannell
Dee Woolford

Lighting

M3 Productions

Film

Dan Williams

Design

Bread and Honey

Yoga

Lorna Chapman – Luna Yoga

What an absolutely stunning performance, you absolutely captivated the whole audience –
you should be so proud of your achievements.

Member of the audience