"Les Noces – The Departure" - Contemporary Dance and Creative Exploration
Date: January 10, 2024 Time: 11:00 – 13:00 Level: Professionals and Advanced Dance Students
Join the New Movement Collective (NMC) in an immersive workshop at the Acosta Dance Centre, offering a unique insight into the creative process behind their groundbreaking production, "Les Noces – The Departure." This session is an exclusive opportunity for dance professionals and advanced students to engage with the cast and explore the physicality of human relationships.
About New Movement Collective (NMC):
New Movement Collective is an innovative group of dance artists dedicated to redefining choreography through a cross-disciplinary approach. Unlike conventional dance companies led by a single voice, NMC provides a platform for members and associate artists to collaborate on their artistic vision and develop ambitious productions.
Workshop Overview: Led by an ensemble of top contemporary dancers from Britain and Europe, this two-hour workshop will delve into excerpts from "Les Noces – The Departure." Participants will experience a movement warm-up, explore repertoire excerpts, and engage in a creative session rooted in the production's unique creative processes. The workshop promises an open and welcoming atmosphere, offering an opportunity to interact with artists, ask questions, and immerse yourself in a collaborative dance-making process.
This workshop is supported by the Acosta Dance Foundation & New Movement Collective.
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to explore the creative realms of NMC's "Les Noces – The Departure" and engage with contemporary dance at its finest.
Małgorzata Dzierżon is a choreographer, dance teacher and producer. She has performed with, among others, Rambert, Gothenburg Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet and made guest appearances with Wayne McGregor and the Ballet Boyz. She has danced full-length classical productions as well as neo-classical and contemporary works by Balanchine, Neumeier, Béjart, Forsythe, Cunningham, Tankard, Duato, Bruce and Wheeldon, receiving nominations for the Spotlightand Outstanding Female Dancer Awardin the UK National Critics’ Circle Awards.
She has taught at the Royal Academy of Dance and, as a guest lecturer, at the Royal Ballet School and Central School of Ballet in London. She was an artist-in-residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2020 and worked as an artistic co-director of Newcastle - based Fertile Ground between 2018-2022.
As a choreographer, she was commissioned by dance companies, schools and galleries including Rambert, Sopot Dance Theatre, Hong Kong APA, Ballet Central, Serpentine Gallery and English National Ballet (Dance Journeys) among others. She joined Wroclaw Opera in Poland as a Ballet Director in August 2022.
Renaud Wiser is a Swiss born dance artist with an international career spanning over 20 years. He is an independent choreographer and teacher and the artistic director of Newcastle-based company Fertile Ground. He is a founder-member of New Movement Collective and a member of Body Intelligence Collective, a multi-disciplinary group winner of the first London Dansathon. He teaches regularly as a guest to advanced students in professional schools including London contemporary Dance School and Rambert School and to professional companies including New Adventures and Rambert.
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