National Youth Dance Company

The Rashomon Effect/Vertical Road by Akram Khan

“One of the finest dance pieces I’ve seen, not just in the youth dance sector but anywhere, came from the National Youth Dance Company of England.” THE SCOTSMAN

In 2014, NYDC performed a restaged excerpt from Vertical Road (Akram Khan Company, 2010), alongside the world premiere of a new work, The Rashomon Effect, by Khan and assistant choreographer, Andrej Petrovic. This unique pairing of Akram Khan with the raw talent of these young artists provided insight into the promising future of dance in the UK.

The performers seem scarcely aware of their power, which only multiplies it.

THE GUARDIAN

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Performances

In the five week period between 20th June and 26th July 2014, NYDC:

  • Visited 10 different venues
  • Performing 12 times
  • To a combined audience of over 9000 people. When added to the audience numbers for the performances earlier in the year this means the company performed to a total audience of over 12,000 people in 2014.

Sadler’s Wells, London (premiere performance) – 16th April Double Bill

Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, London – 19th April Double Bill

The Point, Eastleigh – 20th June Vertical Road

Jerwood Dance House, DanceEast, Ipswich – 22nd June The Rashomon Effect

Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham (U.Dance) – 27th June The Rashomon Effect

Sadler’s Wells, London (Sampled Festival) – 28th June The Rashomon Effect

Sadler’s Wells, London (Sampled Festival) – 29th June Vertical Road

The Barbican, Plymouth – 5th July Double Bill

Tramway, Glasgow (The Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival) 12th July The Rashomon Effect

Waterfront Stage, Latitude Festival – 20th July Vertical Road