2013 saw the inaugural performance of the new National Youth Dance Company. (in between) was a specially commissioned work from NYDC’s first Guest Artistic Director, Jasmin Vardimon. The youthful, vibrant company of dancers, composed of young people drawn from all over the country, worked together for only three weeks to produce a powerful new piece of dance theatre. 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.
(in between) premiered at Sadler’s Wells in June 2013, in a double bill with RIOT Offspring. RIOT Offspring was the third commission in the String of Rites series, marking the centenary of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Uniting five international choreographers, the Southbank Sinfonia and an intergenerational cast of 100 dancers drawn from the local community, the work explored contemporary reactions to this iconic music and the themes of rites, rituals and riots.
“A spellbinding and dramatic dance” THE TIMES
Guest Artistic Director and Choreographer 2013 Jasmin Vardimon
Assistants to the choreographer David Lloyd, Julia Pares, Aoi Nakamura
Lighting Designer Adam Carrée
Costume Designer Abigail Hammond
NYDC Dancers (2013)
Felicity Aaron, Edd Arnold, Evonnee Bentley-Holder, Michael Board, Jefferson Chanatasig, Lewis Cooke, Emma Farnell-Watson, Mariella Fortune-Ely, Fern Grimbley, Rose Hadfield, Evie Hart, Louis Herbu, Holly Hunter, Georgia Johns, Kit King, Shaquia Lee, Zinah Mangera-Lakew, Francis Maskens, Sharol Mackenzie, Kane Mills, James Olivo, Sasha Phillips, Georgia Redgrave, Aine Reynolds, Daniella Rodriguez, Ryan Thompson, Dixie Webb- Heller, Murielle Werthauer, Reuben Woodall