Talented, young international dancers from Jasmin Vardimon Company’s JV2 programme premiered powerful new works by long-standing Jasmin Vardimon Company associates Vinicius Salles and André Rebelo.
The established JV2 Professional Development Diploma was developed by Jasmin Vardimon Company with the mission to encourage, cultivate and nurture young talent. The programme offers young dancers a unique opportunity to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary performers, under the guidance of one of the world’s leading female choreographers. This brilliant dance ensemble, hand-picked by Jasmin Vardimon, showcases an exciting and energetic mix of inventive choreography and exceptional new talent.
Canvas [JV H.O.M.E exclusive]
Choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon MBE. Presented in a non-theatre space, Canvas invites the audience to come up close around a massive canvas, using the movement as brush strokes to draw an engaging picture. Using Jasmin Vardimon Company repertoire it explores how group dynamics evolve, give rise and sometime swallow individuals within it.
Choreographed by André Rebelo. A mysterious world merging fantasy and darkness. With a lucid dream like quality, there are elements of magic, illusion, shape shifting and special gifts. Experience a universe where multiple dimensions cross paths, interlacing a mixture of identities from many different origins.
It’s Not Unusual
Choreographed by Vinicius Salles. Who never went to a pub and caught yourself seeing Delilah being thrown table to table? Or saw a bunch of lads drunk on the street saying to a girl: she is a lady! Or couldn’t resist thinking about the music… it’s not unusual?! This show wants to investigate toxic masculinity and sexism by focusing on one of the most notorious symbols of British music, Tom Jones. We want to dive into his most popular tunes, to have a physical approach into the images of ‘man’ built in British culture in which his person embodied. And on that extend, to highlight how woman is represented in his lyrics to have a critical, ironic, sometimes funny, study of what is behind his most catchy tunes ingrained in every pier you ever ate a fish and chips, such as Delilah, She is a lady and It’s not Unusual.
Supported by Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford, Ashford Borough Council, WW Martin, Stage Electrics & Kent County Council.
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