COHORT 23

After 10 weeks, the small but hardworking Cohort 23 presented their very special graduation performance.

The evening begun with the incredible Etched, made by Carrie Whitaker (Lila Dance), who we were delighted to welcome as our guest choreographer this cohort. Carrie created this piece with the dance students at Chichester University and then our young people learnt it in just 5 days.

Our second piece Across The Board, was made as part of the “collaborative choreography” element of the programme where young people learn how to develop and structure their own choreography. Working with our dance artist, Emma Hill, they created this piece in just 5 days.

The final piece of the night was Prana and was created by our lead Dance Artist Hannah Martin-Reilly and Laila Diallo on Company Wessex, our graduate company who have been working with us since the beginning of this year. The cohort first performed this piece on 23rd May after just 3 weeks working together.

ETCHED

Dancers

Lauren Allen
Michael Bailey
Brandon Clarke
Claire Hackston
Wesley Melacrinis
Rebecca Phillips

Choreography

Carrie Whitaker

Music

Negative Space
Dougie Evans

ACROSS THE BOARD

Dancers

Lauren Allen
Michael Bailey
Wesley Melacrinis
Rebecca Phillips

Choreography

Emma Hill and the dancers

Music

DOA Dusty Kid

PRANA

Dancers

Lauren Allen
Michael Bailey
Brandon Clarke
Claire Hackston
Wesley Melacrinis
Rebecca Phillips

Choreography

Hannah Martin-Reilly
Laila Diallo

Music

Sea Island Murders Loscii
Sudden Birds (Excerpt II) Kami Postel
W Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm

Dance Artists

Hannah Martin-Reilly (Lead)
Hannah Ballard
Emma Hill

Academy Team

Clare Hobbs
Lorna Digweed
Dee Woolford

Yoga

Lorna Chapman
Luna Yoga and Health

Film

Dan Williams
Moonmanmedia

Lighting

Natalie Rowland

Design

Tom Allison
Bread and Honey

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

Member of the audience