- The Times
The work combines Vardimon’s unique style of physical theatre with the youthful energy and exuberance of the dancers: Balanced between childhood and adulthood, trapped between the force of the group and the power of the individual.
“As artists we are professional dreamers. We have a dream and we live to make the dream come to life. These dancers are approaching their professional paths and they have been selected to have this unique experience of working as a company and performing on the Sadler’s Wells main stage.
The emphasis of the first part of the creative process was to share with the young dancers a wide range of skills and experiences whilst getting to know their individual skills which we could use to build on to create the piece. We started with learning to breathe together as a group, as a company, this enabled them to feel each other, to be aware and consider each other’s inner rhythm and energy. Another goal we focussed on was to give the dancers a shared training base to work from so we taught them a form of body conditioning combined with Pilates – a technique I have developed over the years working with my own company, which enables dancers to reach high physicality with an emphasis on core stability and support for their joints.
We then built on this strong foundation to create (in between). Throughout this process the dancers brought such a fresh energy and enthusiasm into the room and I found this very energising.
– Vardimon, 2013
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