Ballerinas, Tango, Contemporary and Dirty Dancing come to Latitude!
Ballerinas from the English National Ballet hit the stage at Latitude 2014 as part of Sadler’s Wells dance programme at the Waterfront Stage. Some of the word’s best ballet and dance companies and choreographers will showcase their work, so watch out for Cuba’s Ballet Revolución, Sonia Sabri Company, Candoco Dance Company, as well as a bit of Dirty Dancing.
Cuban Ballet Revolución will set the stage alight with hot infectious Latin-American rhythm with a mix of ballet, contemporary and street dance, set to a sound track of Beyonce, Usher and J-Lo.
Sadler’s Wells presents dance from young, emerging & inclusive dance talents in two mixed bills titled New Perspectives. The first mixed bill includes Sonia Sabri Company who presents an extract of her work Ekalya. Danced by the powerful UK based choreographer and dancer Sonia Sabri, this piece is a modern celebration of classical Indian music and dance using the intricate language of kathak dance. Be amazed by the speed and precision of the footwork, the rapid turns, and complex rhythms of this striking display.
The second New Perspectives mixed bill features Candoco Dance Company who will be presenting Two for C by award-winning choreographer Javier de Frutos. The UK‘s leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, twists perceptions of what dance is, who can dance and who enjoys it.
The National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) will perform a restaged excerpt of Vertical Road by the company’s current artistic director Akram Khan, described by The Daily Telegraph in 2010 when it was first staged as “choreography that will rejuvenate even the most weary viewer’s love of dance.”
Also in association with Saddlers Wells, James Cousins, winner of the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award, originally established in celebration of choreographer Matthew Bourne for his 50th birthday in 2010, will bring one of his newest productions to Latitude.
Audiences will be further mesmerised by the sultry performance of German Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi in a contemporary rendition of the Argentinean Tango. Specially commissioned by the prestigious Sadler’s Wells, their critically acclaimed performance promises to be one of the highlights of Latitude’s dance programme.
Multi-award-winning Sadler’s Wells Resident Company Wayne McGregor | Random Dance performs Atomos a merging of bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation. Ten incredible dancers perform his unique style – sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful.
Experience Dirty Dancing like never before as the record-breaking stage production lifts off at Latitude, in a specially choreographed highlights dance sequence for The Waterfront Stage.
And if watching all of these dance performances gets you itching to try out some dance yourself, you can head to Latitude’s Pandora’s Playground where local dance company Dance East will run a diverse selection of popular dance workshops available from established choreographers and companies.
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