The Rose Theatre, Kingston Fri 16 Jun – Sat 17 Jun 2017
Now in its fourth year, Ignition Dance Festival are thrilled to announce the 7 choreographers who have been chosen, from 725 applications this year, to lead the dance at the Rose Theatre, Kingston on June 16th 2017. The line-up includes artists from a Kathak, Contemporary, Neo-classical and Dance-Theatre background, allowing the audience to experience a beautiful array of dances all on one stage.
Ignition 2017 demonstrates the extraordinary breadth, depth and diversity working in the UK today and the appetite for the support that Ignition Dance Festival offers. The 7 choreographers include soloist Maria Yacoob, contemporary dance duo Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay Gordon, and Dane Hurst, who was nominated for Outstanding Modern Performance and in 2014 received the Best Male Dancer of the Year award by the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards.
Casson & Friends, independent choreographer Holly Noble, Kathak quartet Urja, and the highly sought after Henri Oguike, who has been commissioned by the likes of Phoenix Dance Theatre, Southbank Centre, Ballet Black and Rambert, will also be creating new short dance works which will be premiered at Ignition’s innovative Choreographic Platform on Friday 16th June at the Rose Theatre Kingston.
The festival’s unprecedented line-up provides a rare opportunity to glimpse a rich and diverse programme of dance from some of the UK’s best and most visionary choreographers. Supported by Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Kingston produced by DanceWest.
‘Ignition is a unique festival – our specially designed career development package provides a productive environment to create new choreography. We were delighted with the number of high quality applications which demonstrates an appetite and importance of a festival of this kind’. Rosie Whitney-Fish, Director of DanceWestdancewest.co.uk