CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY AND DIGITAL PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 , 16:oo
Gaskell Bldg 048 Drama Studio, Uxbridge, West London, UB8 3PH Cleveland Rd.
(Artistic Director of Jasmin Vardimon Company & Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, London)
“The importance of location and context in the works of Jasmin Vardimon Company”
Jasmin Vardimon is a leading force in British dance theatre. She received the 2013 International Theatre Institute Award for Excellence in Dance in recognition of her outstanding choreographic work over recent years. Born and raised on a Kibbutz in central Israel, she joined the Kibbutz Dance Company, and in 1995 won a British Council ‘On the Way to London’ Choreography Award. She moved to London in 1997, where she founded Jasmin Vardimon Company (previously Zbang). Jasmin has been an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells since 2006. Previously, she was an Associate Artist at The Place in 1998 and a Yorkshire Dance Partner from 1999 – 2005. Freedom, 7734, Yesterday, Justitia, Park, Lullaby, Ticklish, LureLureLure, Tête, Madame Made and Therapist. Lullaby gained Jasmin selection for the BBC documentary Dance Film Academy featuring the development of a film version of the piece (2005). Jasmin has been commissioned to choreograph for the Royal Opera House (Tannhäuser, 2010) and for ROH2′s OperaShots season with composer Graham Fitkin at the Linbury Studio (Home, 2012). Other commissions include Bitef Theatre Belgrade, Hellenic Dance Athens, CandoCo, WID, Bare Bones, Transitions and curating the Dance Ballads Festival at the Oval House.