Dance Journeys 2019 took place on April 7th at Sadler’s Wells to an audience of over 1,000. Linking with the English National Ballet triple bill She Persisted, Uncharted is a celebration of the pioneer female explorers, their agility, strength and imagination. Dance Journeys is the Engagement Department’s flagship project of the year and now a firm favourite in the ENB calendar. Culminating the 2019 programme in a piece made up of 70 young people from London secondary schools Copthall and Friern Barnet and ENBYouthCo, Uncharted was performed to a score recorded by 70 young musicians from Royal College of Music Junior Department.
Image: Laurent Liotardo
Artistic Co-Directors: Malgorzata Dzierzon and Renaud Wiser
Choreography: Malgorzata Dzierzon and Renaud Wiser, Aaron Vickers, Katie Cambridge, Hubert Essakov
Music: Composed by Aleksandra Vrebalov, , recorded by Royal College of Music Junior Department,
conducted by Orlando Jopling
Lighting Design: Zeynep Kepekli
Costume Design: Louie Whitemore
Producer: Hannah Dye
Filmmaker and photographer: Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo
Sleepless was created for Ballet Central, Central School of Ballet's touring company.
The piece takes inspiration from the energy, physicality and the atmosphere of the undercover graffiti making.
Sleepless was presented on the UK tour until July 15th, 2017, alongside classical ballet excerpts and repertoire by Christopher Bruce, Matthew Bourne and Jenna Lee among others.
Choreography: Malgorzata Dzierzon
Music: Philip Feeney
Costume deign: Dante Baylor
Lighting deign: Andy Murrell
Rehearsal Director: Elia Luyando
Ballet Central Artistic Director: Christopher Marney
Dancers: Adam Davis, Yusuke Kuroda, Brittanie Dillon Image: Bill Cooper
Dancer: Brittanie Dillon Image: Bill Cooper
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