Composer - Alexander Balanescu  http://www.balanescu.com/

Costume & Set Designer - Kimie Nakano  http://www.kimienakano.net/

Light Designer - Ben Ormerod  http://www.benormerod.com/

DANCERS

                               Photographer Chantal Guevara     Photographer Rhys Cozens

DANE HURST

Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He joined the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary in 2003 supported by the Linbury and Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Funds and joined Rambert Dance Company as the first recipient of the Sally Gilmour memorial trust bursary in 2004. Dane was nominated for ‘Best Emerging Dancer’ of the year in 2006 and in 2007 received the ‘Spotlight Dancer’ of the Year Award by the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards, U.K. He has travelled nationally and internationally having made guest appearances with Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, National Dance Company of Wales, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre and The Curve Foundation. He was voted 3rd in Dance Europe Magazine's Top 100 Dancers of the Year 2012, as voted for by an international jury of dance writers and critics. In 2013 he was nominated for Outstanding Modern Performance and in 2014 received the Best Male Dancer of the Year award by the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards, U.K. Dane most recently appeared as Guest Artist with Company Wayne McGregor in their ‘Atomos’ tour to San Francisco, U.S.A, 2016.

www.danejeremyhurst.com

ESTELA MERLOS

Born in Barcelona, Estela is a London based independent dance artist. She trained at Escola de Dansa Madó and at Central School of Ballet. After dancing with Cannes Jeune Ballet (2004-2006) and IT Dansa (2006-2008), she joined Rambert Dance Company touring nationally and internationally from 2008-2014. Throughout these years she has created an array of roles and has performed works by Kilyan, Duato, C.Bruce, Carlson, Cunningham, Ekman, Galili, Donlon, Bonachela, among other acclaimed choreographers. Her freelance projects include working with Didy Veldman, Shobana Jeyasingh, New Movement Collective, AVA Dance Company, Hubert Essakow, Patricia Okenwa, Renaud Wiser. Estela has presented her own choreographic work in Spain and the UK, most recently receiving commissions by Ignition Dance Festival, Wilton’s Music Hall and British Spanish Society.

www.estelamerlos.blogsopt.co.uk

MATHIEU GEFFRE

Mathieu Geffré trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Mathieu began in 2006 a freelance career in France and danced in various projects with several choreographers such as Dominique Guilhaudin, Emilio Calcagno and Frédéric Lescure. In January 2009, he moved to Amsterdam, Holland, to join Dansgroep Amsterdam under the artistic direction of Itzik Galili and Krizstina De Chatel. Beyond working closely with those two choreographers he also took part in creations with guest choreographers : Mark Baldwin, Liat Waysbort, White Horse Collective etc... In July 2011, he started dancing for Noord Nederlandse Dans with Stephen Shropshire and in August 2012 he joined National Dance Company Wales. During his four years with this company he performed works from Eleesha Drennan, Angelin Preljocaj, Christopher Bruce, Alexander Ekman, Johan Inger and Caroline Finn among others. Since May 2016 Mathieu is a London based dancer, teacher and maker.

HANNAH KIDD

Hannah trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and went onto London Contemporary Dance School where she completed her BA Hons and later her MA. In 2007 Hannah joined Richard Alston Dance Company, with whom she performed for six years, both nationally and internationally. Hannah has worked for many other leading companies and choreographer’s notably for New Movement Collective, Ashley Page, Darren Ellis' 'Revolver' for The Place Prize for Dance 2012 and Mark Bruce's ‘Dracula’ which was winner of the Sky Arts South Bank Award 2014. In late 2012 Hannah was nominated for the National Dance Award's Outstanding Female Performer. Her most recent performances include her role as Penelope in ‘The Odyssey’ for the Mark Bruce Company. Alongside performing Hannah has taught in many of the UK's leading dance conservatoire's.