Sponsors of Contemporary Dance at Operaluna
A breathtaking evening by one of the UK’s most in-demand dance companies. James Wilton’s distinctive movement style is raw, powerful and dynamic. Influenced by martial arts, breakdance and capoeira; high-energy episodes are juxtaposed with meaningful moments of calm and reflection.
“a bold, fresh, innovative, modern piece of work with real intent and ambition” thepublicreviews.com
Featuring six engaging dancers with exceptional physical skill, Last Man Standing explores the fragility of human existence. The dancers use their full arsenal of throws, lifts and slides in a desperate, determined fight to survive.
An intense, compelling and moving experience directed by a multi-award winning choreographer.
Last Man Standing is commissioned by Dance City with support from Falmouth University, Plymouth Dance, Barbican Theatre Plymouth and Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts.
by Ivgi & Greben, Darshan Singh Bhuller and Didy Veldman
Artistic Director Sharon Watson, See Blue through and Mapping
Internationally renowned contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre presented a diverse programme that featured two new works and one classic from the company’s archive. The programme featured the first UK work by exciting European choreographic duo Ivgi & Greben. Didy Veldman’s See Blue Through plunged the stage into a fascinating, mysterious undersea world. Completing the bill was a work by former Phoenix Artistic Director Darshan Singh Bhuller. His first work for Phoenix since 2006, this stunning piece was inspired by his Mapping series of works, and was filled with thrilling, dynamic and physical choreography.
“There’s nothing this mid-scale ensemble cannot tackle and come out victorious.”
Dance Europe, March 2013