In 2016, NYDC premiered a new work by the critically acclaimed Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and NYDC 2015-16 Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan-Dolan, award-winning Founder and Artistic Director of the former Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.
With In – Nocentes, Guest Artistic Director Keegan-Dolan pays homage to young people’s daring, openness to life and unadulterated enjoyment of it, free of all the questioning and risk-aversion normally triggered in adults by experience. His admiration for the powerful nature of youth’s state of innocence is reflected in a choreographic language that emphasises the young dancers’ spontaneity and raw energy, as well as their differing individual styles.
Guest Artistic Director and Choreographer 2015-16 Michael Keegan Dolan
Assistants to the choreographer James O’Hara, Rachel Poirier
Lighting Designer Peter Harrison
Set and Costume Designer Laura Hopkins
Music Recomposed by Max Richter, Vivaldi- The Four Seasons
NYDC Dancers (2015/16)
Monique Ademilola, Jasmine Bayes, Tomas Brennan, Jamie Buchanan, Arthur Clayton, Isis Clunie, Olivia Doyle, Lucia Fortune-Ely, Christian Griffin, Bar Groisman, Rachael Harrison, Alex Henderson, Amie Hibbert, Christopher Hicks, Tommy Hodgkins, Noga Inspector, Taitlyn Jaiyeola, Kaylee Jaiyeola, Ethan Joseph, Niamh Keeling, Rose Lewis, Blue Makwana, Dominic McAinsh, Iona McGuire, Kennedy Muntanga, Daniel Nattrass, Jessica Nixon, Jasmine Norton, Ethan Nott, Chris Pilbeam, David Prempeh, Jackson Shallcross-Platt, Kia Skilbeck, Ben Todd-Jones, Tre Usoro-Williams, Chad Wakefield, Molly Walker, John-William Watson, George Williams, Hallam Wood
Sadler’s Wells, London (Premiere Performance)
Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
Dance City, Newcastle
Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds
The Lowry, Salford (U.Dance Festival)
Waterfront Stage, Latitude Festival
AMATA, Falmouth (matinee and evening)
Throughout June and July 2016 NYDC toured the country with their production of In-Nocentes by Michael Keegan-Dolan.
The tour included: