IGNITE AT THE HOLLAND FESTIVAL
Ignite will have its Dutch premiere with Dutch National Opera & Ballet as part of the Holland Festival 2019. The program includes two other Dutch premieres, Pas / Parts 2018 by William Forsythe, with which Dutch National Ballet dances work by this internationally celebrated choreographer again after a long time, and a premiere for the company itself of grand master Hans van Manen’s Kleines Requiem.
FINGERS IN THE AIR AT THE LINBURY STUDIO
The Junior Company will perform ‘Fingers in the Air’ at the Linbury Studio in London as part of the Young Talent Summer Festival 2019. Their mix programme also includes ‘No Time Before Time’ by Ernst Meisner, ‘Fuse’ by Charlotte Edmonds, ‘What Got You Here’ by Daniela Cardim and ‘In The Future’ by Hans van Manen.
PORTAL A NEW BALLET FOR ACOSTA DANZA
Portal had its world premiere last February in the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, Cuba. The ballet focuses on Cuban culture and identity, an island of contrasts that communicate through its inhabitants in many differing ways. For this project I’m collaborating with Ariwo, a Cuban/Iranian band that focuses on intersections between electronic & ancestral music, costumes by Dutch designer Natalie de Koning and lighting by Canadian Bonnie Beecher.