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2023 Production: Novacene by Wayne McGregor CBE

  • Information & Credits

    Novacene, a new work by Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers.


    Multi award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE creates a brand new work with the best young dancers in the country. For the last 10 years National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) has worked with more than 300 young dancers from across England to create and perform high-quality, critically acclaimed productions and tour them around the country. 


    Guest Artistic Director and Choreographer 2022-23 Wayne McGregor CBE
    Assistants to the choreographer Odette Hughes, Neil Fleming Brown, Louis McMiller, Catarina Carvalho, Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Winnie Asawakanjanakit



    NYDC Dancers (2022/23)
    Matthew Atkinson (Lanchester), Milly Bajpai (Brighton), Krish Bhakerd (Bristol), Jayda Dawkins (London), Samuel Defty (Durham), Gabriel Dunn (London), Alyssa Eve (Brighton), Freya Hattam (Newcastle upon Tyne), Corlee Haverty (Coventry), Alex Johnston (London), Ali Jones (Cambridge), Lucas Jones (Brighton), Jewels Kemp (Lake District), Charly Knights (Leamington Spa), Nic Lee (Manchester), Meg Morgan (Bristol), Phoebe Mufushwa (Winchester), Kitty Newton (Haslemere), Blaise Noon (London), Ace Papworth (Hertfordshire), Beth Rogers (Manchester), Aoibh Ryan (Manchester), Lila Sefi (Falmouth), Venus Shury (London), Emma Staples (Brighton), Judd Tucker (Nottingham), Lydia Uwanogho (London), Perry Wade (London), James Cale (Nottingham), Aimee Farrell (Brighton), Jocelyn Johnson (Derbyshire), Josie Linscer (Brighton), Renée Miller-Reid (London), Adhya Shastry (Reading) & Maddy Westhead (Penryn).

    Tour Dates

    15 April 2023

    World Premiere, The Lowry Manchester

    3rd June

    Sadler’s Wells, London

    8th July

    DanceEast, Ipswich

    15th July

    Plymouth University The House, Plymouth

    18th July

    De Montfort University, Leicester

    22nd July

    Latitude Festival

    23rd July

    UDance 2023, Northern Stage, Newcastle.



  • Further Information & Resources

    Watch our 10 year documentary, including interviews with Wayne McGregor and the dancers as they prepare for the premiere of Novacene at The Lowry