Featuring 12 young dancers, fresh from some of the world’s leading conservatoires, Verve is well known for passionate, dynamic and invigorating performances and will be dashing onto the stage at the Gulbenkian in 2013 on Friday 26 April at 7.30pm.
The postgraduate performance company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, Verve are embarking on their 2013 tour, presenting work by internationally renowned choreographers James Wilton, Ben Wright, Frauke Requardt and Angus Balbernie.
Under the direction of Verve Artistic Director Gianluca Vincentini, the company presents an innovative and athletic programme of dance theatre shaped by four leading international choreographers. James Wilton, winner of the Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest 2010 has produced a thrilling, physically-charged work for Verve, utilising his popular blend of dance with martial arts and capoeira. Jerwood award-winning choreographer Ben Wright combines dance with music and comedy to produce a series of heart-warming episodes. The programme is complemented by a quirky, athletic and technical work by Frauke Requardt, Work Place Artist and Associate Artist at Greenwich Dance. And completing the evening is a Film Noir influenced dance theatre piece by Angus Balbernie.
Dancers: Charlotte Baker, Christian Brinklow, Danilo Caruso, Margherita Elliot, Roger Fernández Cifuentes, Baptiste Hilbert, Ashleigh Musk, Pernille Sørensen, Alex Standard, Natasha Wade, Dawn Webster and Crystal Zillwood.