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2016 Production: In – Nocentes by Michael Keegan-Dolan

  • Information & Credits

    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

    Tour Dates

    7th April

    Sadler’s Wells, London (Premiere Performance)

    26th June

    Lakeside Arts, Nottingham

    3rd July

    Dance City, Newcastle

    4th July

    Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

    8th July

    The Lowry, Salford (U.Dance Festival)

    17th July

    Waterfront Stage, Latitude Festival

    19th July

    DanceEast, Ipswich

    21st July

    AMATA, Falmouth (matinee and evening)

    23rd July

    mac, Birmingham

    I have never been in a rehearsal room so full of diverse experience and energy
    So much commitment and energy that no one could doubt that dance is in their blood
  • Further Information & Resources

    Throughout June and July 2016 NYDC toured the country with their production of In-Nocentes by Michael Keegan-Dolan.

    The tour included:

    • 10 performances across all five areas of the country
    • On tour, In-Nocentes was seen by over 5400 people, this combined with audience figures for the premiere in April means that over 6750 people saw NYDC perform In- Nocentes in 2016.