In 2018 I was appointed as Artistic Co-Director of Newcastle based Company Fertile Ground. In spring 2019, together with Renaud Wiser we embarked on our first Company programme which includes live music, international collaborations and a new film commission by a guest choreographer.
To follow the company, see our new website and find out about tour dates go to: https://www.fertileground.org.uk/
To see our trailer go to: https://vimeo.com/331227721
I am delighted to announce another exciting collaboration this spring, working as Artistic Co-Director of Dance Journeys with English National Ballet https://www.ballet.org.uk/project/dance-journeys/
Our work Uncharted is a major new dance work involving fifty young dancers from North London schools, ENB Youth Company and accompanied by a live recording of seventy young musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department.
Uncharted traces female pioneers; unstoppable sailors, courageous mountaineers, tenacious astronauts and imaginative writers, and is set to a captivating score by Aleksandra Vrebalov. Co-directed with Renaud Wiser, with choreography by Katie Cambridge, Hubert Essakow and Aaron Vickers, the piece takes inspiration from English National Ballet’s She Persisted. The work will be performed on April 7th on Sadler’s Wells main stage.
Coming up in March, dancers from Opera na Zamku in Szczecin, Poland, will present an excerpt from my 2016 work Flight, originally commissioned by Rambert. The duet will form part of the celebrations of the International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019 at the Barbican Center in London, presented by Women Ahead https://www.women-ahead.org
In June 2018 I was invited to the Open Door Programme at the Wroclaw Opera and created a new work with the Company called Rasputin 11. Made in just 11 hours, this was my first choreographic work commissioned and presented in my home country.
See excerpts from the performance here:
In July 2018 I participated in artists’ residency DANSOX at St Hilda’s College, Oxford working with the University’s alumna, composer Anna Appleby and one of Holland’s leading contemporary music groups, Ensemble Klang. Over a four-day residency, three composers from Oxford, and several leading contemporary dancer-choreographers worked together to stretch the synthetic possibilities of music and dance. The programme was founded by Professor Susan Jones. Read the review from our sharing here:
During 2017-18, New Movement Collective has embarked on a new phase of choreographic research, working with specialists from the field of Robotics. We were thrilled to be supported with this research by the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project.
See excerpts from work in progress here:
Keep an eye on the NMC’s website for the updates on this and other upcoming collective projects
Malgorzata Dzierzon in J. Edna and Mother Tolson
Choreography Javier De Frutos
Photography Ingmar Jernberg