Photography by Tom Rowland
Meaning: Human, move, you, manoeuvre
Founded by Didy Veldman in 2016.
After a professional dancing career spanning 14 years with Scapino Ballet, Geneva Ballet, Alias Company and Rambert Dance Company. An international freelance choreographic career of 17 years, creating works for renowned companies amongst others Rambert Dance Company, Cullberg Ballet, Goteborg Ballet, Icelandic Dance Company, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Scottish Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Cedarlake, Introdans, Royal New Zealand Ballet and many others. Didy Veldman is ready to use her expertise to build her own company 'Umanoove'.
With 'Umanoove' Didy wants to explore and discover. Develop her theatrical and movement language, collaborate closely with different art forms, work with dancers specifically for each production, avoid to many compromises and create work that is touching, engaging, physical, theatrical, humorous and accessible. She is interested in performing her work in smaller theatres so as to connect on a visceral level to the audiences. She wants to work with highly trained dancers, pushing their boundaries and challenging them to explore each detail. Creating a generous and honest atmosphere in the studio so as to facilitate personal creativity.
Didy is working on a new production called 'The Knot' which had its premiere at Dance East in Ipswich 9 Feb '18 and a national tour of 15 performances throughout the UK and Scotland. She is supported by Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme, The Linbury Trust, an anonymous donor,Beth Krasna, Dance East, South East Dance and The Master Charitable Trust-The Marina Kleinwort Trust.
Photography by Gregory Battardon. '360º' For Luzerner Theater.