Hull Dance Choreographic Prize

Published: Wednesday 1st November 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Returning for a 4th year Hull Dance Choreographic Prize is back with all the best cutting edge dance talent Hull has to offer.

Hull Dance Prize promises to be an exciting evening with a line-up of companies from the Yorkshire and Humber region. Prizes will be awarded by a secret audience vote and a professional panel.

This year will feature new talent: Jaamal Burkmar, Tora Hed, Ed Grimoldby, Joined Up and the Middleton Corpus.

Grim Visions in collaboration with Živilė Virkutytė, Rosetta

Rosetta is a multimedia movement piece illuminated through motion tracking projected light. The performance explores the conflict between mind and body as we journey through the fundamental aspects of communication.

Jaamal Burkmar, Volume 1

Volume 1 is a work about my youth and music. Lying flat on my back as Mos Def’s ‘Black on Both Sides’ or Jill Scott’s ‘Words and Sounds’ plays. It’s a celebration of Neo Soul, Funk, Rap and where that music was able to take me.

JoinedUp Dacne Co, This Tide of Humber

This Tide of Humber, inspired by poet Imtiaz Dharker’s wonderful evocation of the city of Hull, captures the inexplicable pull of a city where dislocation and separation mix with images of water and sky to create a unique sense of place. JoinedUp Dance Co create a wistful, enigmatic piece with an original score by composer Joe Roper.

theMiddletonCorpus, Seedling

Seedling’ explores the beginning of all things. 2 performers embody the development of a seed to full growth. A journey full of beauty, power, fragility and a touch of magic.

‘Seedling’ is the wondrous mystery of life on earth, captured with the sculptural world of theMiddletonCorpus.

Tora Hed, Deep Sea

This solo work explores the relationship between the audience and myself on stage. By opening up a space where my internal imagery encounters the gaze of the audience and their individual imagination. I investigate how my own physical and mental memory becomes visible and available for an external viewer.

These companies all submitted entries and were chosen to feature in the shortlist. They will perform live and be judged by both the audience and panel for two awards.

Audience Award – £1,500

This will be decided by a vote using audience response technology equipment after the 5 performances

Specialist Panel Award – £3,500

A panel of three industry specialists will make an award for what they consider to be the choreography which would benefit from further financial investment.

Come along to Hull Truck Theatre on Saturday 11 November at 7:30pm, watch some great dance and vote for your favourite!

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Published: Wednesday 1st November 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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