Evolve – is our programme for Youth Dance
The aim of our Evolve programme is to challenge and explore the training and development of young people in a youth dance setting. We are exploring a creatively focused programme that challenges the supremacy of older contemporary dance technique styles over creativity that is the prevalent form of youth dance training. We believe that to be a dancer and an artist in the coming years, our young people need to be equipped with a wider range of experiences of making and creating dance than they are currently experiencing. We are very proud to have Akram Khan and his company rehearsal director Jose Agudo as critical friends on this programme, who are challenging our ideas in very interesting ways. We are also in the process of developing working relationships across a number of international conservatoires, the influence of which will feed straight in to our programme. More on that as it happens.