Fringe 2010 Large Print Programme The Life and Times of Girl A / NQR / Drift
Artistic Director: Janet Smith SDT is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company. Our home is in Dundee where SDT is part of Dundee Rep Theatre. We collaborate with both UK and international choreographers to create original dance works that are influenced not only by the dancers’ huge input to the creative process, but also by where we make the work. We are delighted that SDT is presented as part of Made in Scotland, a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland, made possible by support from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Inclusion last year enabled us to take up invitations to tour to the Netherlands and Italy, where we also gave workshops, sharing our practise with other dance and theatre professionals. We are showing our work in two programmes on alternate nights. The Life and Times of Girl A brings Ben Duke’s delightful, downbeat wit, sharp, observational eye and grasp of emotional truth. Drift and NQR form a double bill. James Wilton is an emerging dance maker with a strong athletic and urgent physicality. His work is dynamic and musically charged,
clearly illustrated by Drift. NQR, (Not Quite Right), is a threeway collaboration between Caroline Bowditch, Marc Brew and I. (Three co‐directors is definitely not quite right!). We’re collaborating to ask questions; who can dance? How can we broaden expectations of what it can be? Caroline brings probing big‐picture questions, propositions and infectious humour and optimism and Marc an insatiable appetite as a dance maker and tenacity to solve problems. Both programmes challenge expectations and push boundaries in different and entertaining ways. I hope you enjoy this evening’s performance and will come back to see the other programme. Janet Smith Artistic Director The Life and Times of Girl A (40 mins) Choreographer: Ben Duke Designer: Holly Waddington Lighting Designer: Jackie Shemesh Music Excerpts from Curves of Air by Fourcolour; Moya by Godspeed you! Black Emperor; Sisters, Brothers, Small boats of fire are falling from the sky! by A Silver Mt Zion Track; 10.15 saturday night by The Cure; Praladium by Bach; Banshee Beat by Animal Collective.
NQR (35 mins) Choreographers: Caroline Bowditch, Marc Brew and Janet Smith Composers: David Paul Jones and Robin Mason Designer: Naomi Wilkinson Lighting Designer: Emma Jones Cellist: Robin Mason Drift (11mins) Choreographer: James Wilton Lighting Designer: Emma Jones Costumes: Amy Steadman Music: The Package, A Perfect Circle. Eraser, Nine Inch Nails. For more information about the creative team visit www.scottishdancetheatre.com Caroline Bowditch Dancer /Choreographer Since arriving in the UK in 2002, Caroline has been mentored by Adam Benjamin, Candoco and Yael Flexer, Bedlam Dance and has participated in several residencies with Candoco. She has choreographed and performed work as girl jonah and is a founder member of Weave Movement Theatre, Melbourne and the FATHom Project, Newcastle. She co‐directed NQR in 2010 and is currently SDT’s Dance Agent for Change.
Marc Brew, Dancer /Choreographer Marc has been working in the UK and internationally for the past 12 years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher; with Australian Ballet Company, State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre (New York), Candoco Dance Company and SDT. Marc is currently SDT’s Associate Director Fellow and co‐ directed NQR. Toby Fitzgibbons, Dancer Toby began dancing at Central School of Dancing in Norwich before continuing his studies at the age of 16 at Doreen Bird College in London, graduating in 2003. During his time at college he toured internationally with the performance company. Toby joined SDT in summer 2004. Joan Clevillé, Dancer Born in Barcelona Joan received his dance education at Elise Lummis’ La Companyia, where he worked with Cuban teachers Rodolfo Castellanos and Mirta Plá. Before joining SDT in 2009, his professional engagements included the Ballet Carmen Roche, Madrid, the company of the Choreographic Centre of Valencia and the Ballet of the Graz Opera, Austria. Joan has choreographed several pieces that have been presented in Spain, Austria and Japan.
James MacGillivray, Rehearsal Director /Dancer James began dancing at the age of 11, at Harlow Ballet School. A graduate from Central School of Ballet in 1997, James’ professional experience includes Ballett Schindowski, Germany, Choreographisches Zentrum NRW, Essen, and Temper Temper Dance Company. He joined SDT in 2000 and was appointed Rehearsal Director in 2002. In 2004, James choreographed student pieces for Telford College, Edinburgh, SSCD, Dundee, and a dance film for SDT. In summer 2008 James received Professional Development funding from the Scottish Arts Council and SDT to study with the Martha Graham Dance Company and School in New York. Solene Weinachter, Dancer Solene Weinachter is French and started contemporary dance at the conservatoire of Lyon with Michele Mengual and Françoise Benet as her teachers. She graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2007 where she obtained a postgraduate diploma in contemporary dance and performance. Solene has also studied theatre, cinema and circus as she is interested in art as a way of sharing universal issues. Solene joined SDT in 2007.
Audrey Rogero, Dancer Born in France, Audrey began dancing at eight years old. In 2006 she joined the Junior Ballet of Aquitaine, directed by Lucie Madona. Audrey then studied at London’s Laban Conservatoire for contemporary dance obtaining a BA Honours in 2010. She joined SDT as an apprentice dancer in July 2010. Nicole Guarino, Dancer Nicole (Brazil) started her studies at Cisne Negro Ballet School and in 2004 received a scholarship for Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Her professional experience includes The Mark Bruce Company, The Dutch National Opera and Introdans Emsemble. In October 2007 she was highlighted in Dance Europe magazine as a new name to watch in Contemporary Dance. Nicole joined SDT in 2010. Naomi Murray, Dancer Naomi began her training in her hometown of Cupar with Yvonne Gray School of Dance before attending the Dance School of Scotland at Knightswood, Glasgow. During her time there she won a six week exchange to Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. In 2005, Naomi graduated from London Studio Centre with a BA Hons in Dance and Theatre, and joined SDT in 2006.
Natalie Trewinnard , Dancer Natalie’s performance experience includes dancing as part of a cultural exchange programme in Asia; as part of the LCDS representation at a festival in Malta and in Palermo and with LC3. In 2007, she received The Robert Cohan Award for most Promising Female Dance Artist at LCDS. Natalie joined SDT in summer 2008. Matthew Robinson , Dancer Matthew graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2009 with a first class honours degree. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Robert Cohan Award for Most Promising Dance Artist, and in his final year toured nationally and internationally with LC3. He has danced work by Richard Alston, Lorena Randi and Jan De Schynkel, and created work for SSCD and The Place Centre for Advanced Training. Matthew joined SDT in 2009. Ellen Cobbaert, Dancer Ellen began dancing at MUDA in Ghent at the age of 14. After graduating from The Royal Ballet school of Antwerp she moved to the UK and continued her studies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. During her second and third year at NSCD she developed her interest in choreography. Ellen joined SDT as an apprentice in 2010.
Rocco Vermijs, Dancer Rocco was born in the Netherlands and studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy and Rudra‐Béjart. His professional experience includes IT‐Danza, directed by Catherine Allard and Titoyaya, directed by Gustavo Ramírez. He has danced in work by Uri Yvgi, Maurice Béjart, Ramon Oller, Jírí Kylian, Stijn Celis, Nacho Duato, Martha Graham, Itzik Galili and Gustavo Ramírez. Rocco joined SDT in 2007. Jori Kerremans, Dancer Jori (Belgium) began dancing at Terpsichore Centre for Dance and Movement before continuing his studies at the age of 15 at Dé Kunsthumaniora Lier. He then went to study at The Royal Ballet school of Antwerp where he worked together with national and international choreographers. His professional experience includes IT‐Dansa, directed by Catherine Allard. Jori joined SDT in 2008. Ruth Janssen, Dancer Ruth started dancing at the Monica Furneaux School in Devon before moving to London Contemporary Dance School in 2000. She has performed with Manchester City Ballet, Jonathan Lunn, Bark Dance Productions and Smallpetitklein Dance Company. Ruth has also choreographed work on SDT company members as part of Out Of The House, which premiered in Spring 2006. Ruth joined SDT in 2001.
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www.scottishdancetheatre.com We’d love you to write us a poem or piece of prose inspired by your SDT experience. Here is an example of a previous audience member’s response. Airport Words distract from colours, movements, gestures, from the purity of vision. The visual distracts from meaning, sense, communication, from the essence of expression. And into the gap between what we see and what we hear the process of airport drops softly like a featherfall diluting us. Roderick Manson (19th February 2010) Response to The Life and Times of Girl A Send to email@example.com You might see it printed here next year!