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