Jasmin Vardimon Company presents
With the mission to develop, encourage and cultivate young talent and young audiences, Jasmin Vardimon Company has formed JV2, delivering a Professional Development Diploma. This year’s JV2 are an ensemble of 16 young, talented international dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon MBE.
Wound by AΦE
Inspired by current events in Europe and the Middle East, this piece explores dictatorship, armed conflict, religion and ideology and their crushing effect on population, forcing many people to flee and seek asylum outside of their home countries. Whilst impacting European institutions, politically and socially, the security threats propagating from Syria to Europe result in terrorist attacks becoming very direct and real.
Music: Chavela Vargas, Oleg Boyko, Scott Gibbons, Tomas Köner, Tatiana Troyanos
Costume: AΦE, Lara Jenson, Katherine Burke and Jennifer Gregory
Duration: 25 minutes
Human Marvels by Vinicius Salles
Inspired by Human Marvels, what used to be an exhibition of biological rarities and “freaks of nature”. This performance is a devised interpretation trying to recreate remote seaside town entertainment, but here offering an inquiry of social judgments, acceptance of differences, and questioning the superficial assumptions of the “other”. Real insights of the dancers are mixed together to create a healthy discussion around superficial bias of gender, class, love, social relations and identities.
Music: Elaine Thomazi-Freitas
Costumes: Jennifer Gregory and Stephanie Lane
Duration: 18 minutes
(in between) by Jasmin Vardimon MBE
Trapped in flux between the force of the group and the power of the individual, the work echoes relationships between humans and the natural environment. (in between) was first created for the National Youth Dance Company in 2013 and premiered at Sadlers Wells.
Music: Ben Frost, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sigur Rós, Tindersticks, Last Days
Costumes: Candy Bradford and Clara Lopez Marino
Duration: 17 minutes