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Roehampton dance students lead the pack

Roehampton students are leading the pack at this year’s Resolution! the internationally renowned dance series for shorter dance works at The Place Theatre.

Posted: 7 January 2011

A selection of Roehampton Resolution! works kicks off our own DANCE EVENTS series this term on Wednesday February 16.

Resolution! is The Place’s annual, open season for shorter dance works. Over 100 works are presented in nightly changing triple bills (www.theplace.org.uk/theatre). This year the season includes Roehampton students Colette Brandenburg (current MFA) Divya Kasturi (current MA SAD), Rhianne Benger, Evangelia Kolyra, Mafe Toledo (MFA 2010), Dan Elliott, Keisha Grant (BA) who are using not only the skills they are learning on the internationally renowned dance course, but also Roehampton dancers, some of whom are current BA and MA students.

After 22 editions of Resolution!, the list of artists who first appeared in the season is a who's who of contemporary dance. They include Russell Maliphant, Mark Baldwin, Wayne McGregor, Charlotte Vincent, Jasmin Vardimon and Hofesh Shechter. Companies performing in Resolution! are reviewed by established and emerging critics for the online magazine Resolution! Review and there is a series of professional development workshops for participants to complement and inform the choreographic process.

DANCE EVENTS

Roehampton’s evening of Resolution! performances is one of the many high profile DANCE EVENTS the Dance Department promotes throughout the year performing to sellout audiences from both inside and outside the campus on Wednesday evenings. DANCE EVENTS comprise performances by professional dance companies and accomplished artists organised by Dance Diary, and seminars organised by Roehampton’s Centre for Dance Research.

Upcoming events include ‘Dance, Politics, Presence’ by Bagryana Popov, Director/Choreographer, PhD candidate of Melbourne University; ‘The Living Room’ by the acclaimed choreographer Yael Flexer; postgraduate dance company Mapdance; and a performance installation by Angela Woodhouse & Caroline Broadhead.

The complete 2010-11 DANCE EVENTS programme can be viewed at www.roehampton.ac.uk/dance/events, the Resolution! performance is on Wednesday February 16 in the Michaelis Dance Theatre.

Tickets can be bought online at: estore.roehampton.ac.uk. For further information, please email dance@roehampton.ac.uk or contact Dance Administrator: 0208 392 3864 .

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