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2014 Production: The Rashomon Effect/Vertical Road by Akram Khan

  • Information & Credits

    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 Rashomon Effect

    Guest Artistic Director 2013-2014 Akram Khan

    Choreographer Andrej Petrovič

    Rehearsal Director Gurmit Hukam  

    Composer Vincenzo Lamagna)

    Lighting Designer Adam Carrée  

    Costume Designer Kimie Nakano 

    Musicians: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain  

    Dancers: Elyas Addo, Akua Amankona, Josh Attwood, Heather Birley, Harry Brooks, Reuben Brown, Reece Calver, Brima Fullah, Tyrrell Foreshaw, Conor Fortune, George Frampton,  Arran Green, Meshach Henry, Riley Hogg, Shakira Holder, Anoushka Jago, Bun Kobayashi, Daniel Longhurst, Hannah Mattinson, Jordan McGowan, Jamillah Moore,  Luigi Nardone, Folu Odimayo, Jack Parry, Caleb Peters, Ruby Portus, Reynaldo Jr Santas, Ryan Taylor, Jenna Unwin  


    Vertical Road: Restaged excerpt from Vertical Road, 2010 

    Guest Artistic Director 2013-2014 and Chorographer: Akram Khan

    Rehearsal Directors: Konstandina Efthimiadou, Gurmit Hukam & Sade Alleyne 

    Composer: Nitin Sawhney  

    Lighting Designer: Adam Carée (inspired by original lighting design for Vertical Road, 2010) 

    Costume Designer: Kimie Nakano  

    Dancers: Edd Arnold, Evonnee Bentley-Holder, Lewis Cooke, Mariella Fortune-Ely, Fern Grimbley, Evie Hart, Louis Herbu, Shaquia Lee, James Olivo, Murielle Werthauer, Reuben Woodall 

    Costume loan by kind courtesy of Akram Khan Company and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.  

    2014 Tour Dates

    16th April Double Bill

    Sadler’s Wells, London (premiere performance)

    19th April Double Bill

    Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, London

    20th June Vertical Road

    The Point, Eastleigh

    22nd June The Rashomon Effect

    Jerwood Dance House, DanceEast, Ipswich

    27th June The Rashomon Effect

    Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham (U.Dance)

    28th June The Rashomon Effect

    Sadler’s Wells, London (Sampled Festival)

    29th June Vertical Road

    Sadler’s Wells, London (Sampled Festival)

    5th July Double Bill

    The Barbican, Plymouth

    12th July The Rashomon Effect

    Tramway, Glasgow (The Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival)

    20th July Vertical Road

    Waterfront Stage, Latitude Festival

    "The performers seem scarcely aware of their power, which only multiplies it"
    “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.”
  • Further Information & Resources

    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.