It is inspiring to see young dancers taking their futures into their own hands, creating their own companies and creating their own work.
Australian born Briar Adams is one of those inspiring ballet dancers. She left her home country to embark on a dance career in London – one of the toughest dance centres in the world – and alongside a successful 15 year career, Briar also created her own dance company, ‘Hack Ballet’.
Now in it’s 6th year, Hack Ballet maintains it’s mission of a strong aesthetic vision of the world as it is and as it could be – celebrating diversity and equality, tradition and originality.
As a choreographer, Briar creates thought provoking work, that blends classical ballet and contemporary dance techniques to create athletic, lyrical dance with a focus on social issues.
Listen to Briar talk about her dance journey, growing up and studying dance in Australia and her experience of coming to the UK and carving out a dance career and finding her own dance tribe.
Briar also shares her inspiration and experience of creating Hack Ballet and talks about her roles of Artistic Director, choreographer and dancer.
Hack Ballet goes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Briar has also set out to take Hack Ballet to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to present 15 performances of “Elicitations”, a triple bill showcasing: To The Edge, Argil and Grace.
Watch the video and support Hack Ballet by contributing to their tour fund!
Briar Adams. Photo by James Markland