Original cast : Associates of National Dance Company Wales 2015/2016
Costume Designer : Verity Finney Green
Light Designer : Leighton Thomas Burnett
Le Bal is my second work for a youth dance company. In 2015 / 2016 I got the amazing opportunity to coordinate the Associates scheme in National Dance Company Wales. The coordinator reponsibilities were to elaborate the teaching programme through the year as well as finding performing opportunities for the young dancers. With le Bal the Associates got to perform as part of several showcases in Wales and got selected to take part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland.
Le Bal is a twisted look into the Baroque era. The piece has been built borrowing some elements of the Baroque dance (moves, steps, notation system...) to be used within contemporary dance. Divided into three parts we travel from the theatre environment to the gardens where love stories can emerge secretly. It is a joyful, bold and dynamic piece with a touch of elegance and a lot of manners!!!
"Le Bal was one of the most imaginatively choreographed and well danced piece that I have seen with a young company." Stewart Aitken - Artistic Director Aberdeen international youth Festival