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Used To Be Blonde by Sharon Eyal

“If this is the future of dance, we’re in safe hands.” – EVENING STANDARD APRIL 2018

In its sixth year, National Youth Dance Company returned to Sadler’s Wells to premiere a new work created by 2017-18 guest artistic director Sharon Eyal.

In Used To Be Blonde, Sharon skilfully utilises the company’s passion, energy and collective drive, which perfectly suits the strength and intensity of her unique choreographic language.

“A name worth taking note of” (Evening Standard), Eyal is one of the most exciting female choreographers working today. The Israeli dance-maker co-founded L-E-V dance company, which performed Eyal’s OCD Love at Sadler’s Wells in 2016.

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In June and July 2018, NYDC toured the country with their production of Used To Be Blonde by Sharon Eyal.

The tour included:

  • 11 performances in nine different venues
  • Eight different towns and cities visited
  •  20 days spent together
  • 128 hours of rehearsals and performance
  • One schools matinee
  • A total of 6500 audience members saw Used To Be Blonde


Sadler’s Wells, London (premiere performance) – 7th April

The Riley Theatre, Leeds – 24th June

Dance City, Newcastle (matinee and evening) – 30th June

Curve Theatre, Leicester – 8th July

Jerwood Dance House, DanceEast, Ipswich – 12th July

Waterfront Stage, Latitude Festival – 14th July

The Eden Project, Cornwall – 17th July

AMATA, Falmouth – 18th July

Brighton Dome, Brighton – 20th July