ResCen Research Centre with Sadler’s Wells Theatre documents the creative processes leading to two dance works as part of the Elixir Festival
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The two works are: Forest Revisited by choreographer Robert Cohan and director Martin Welton, and The Road Awaits Us by Big Dance Theater’s Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar.
Forest Revisited is being created for ten dancers, five former members of London Contemporary Dance Theatre (LCDT) who first performed the work and five alumni from the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). The five former LCDT dancers, Christopher Bannerman, Anne Donnelly (whose dancing name was Anne Went), Linda Gibbs, Paul Liburd and Kenneth Tharp are joined by NYDC alumni Josh Attwood, Hannah Mason, Kennedy Mutanga, Luigi Nardone and Ruby Portus.
The Road Awaits Us is being created for the Elixir Ensemble, a company of ex-professional dancers who first came together in Jonathan Burrows’ and Matteo Fargion’s The Elders Project presented as part of the inaugural Elixir Festival in 2014. The Road Awaits Us will be created over a three-week period in May and June although work has commenced in the shape of two exercises given to the dancers via a skype call in April. The dancers are now doing their ‘homework’ in preparation for the studio time and more will be posted in due course – for updates, please see the latest blog posts.