This event finished on: 17 April 2012
London Premiere + Live Music
+ Post Show Q&A with choreographer Ben Wright
Robert Clark’s Badlands is a love story that just won’t turn out how it’s supposed to...
Clark creates a world reminiscent of1950s America, accompanied by a selection of bitter sweet love songs. With references to the films of Terrence Malick, David Lynch and Guillermo del Torro, the two performers (Jake Ingram-Dodd and Victoria Hoyland) undertake a love story, not of their choosing, in one last bid for a happy ending.
Robert Clark is a performer and choreographer who has worked with artists including Sasha Waltz, Feliz Ruckbert, bgroup and Charles Linehan Dance Company. His work was shown in Touch Wood at The Place in 2009 and 2011. He is an Associate Artist with Dance4.
Supported by ACE, Dance4, Greenwich Dance, Laban and Northampton University. Developed at The Place during Choreodrome.
Darren Ellis’ Long Walk Home is a series of individual portraits of four very different women, each at a different stage of their life. Delving into the hopes and dreams of four outstanding female dancers, the cast includes Linda Lewcock (Company of Elders), Jo Wenger (ex-Richard Alston Dance Company), Lauren Potter (London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Siobhan Davies, DV8) and Mari Hullet (a DanceEast Academy student) and features live music from acclaimed folk duo, the Askew Sisters.
Darren Ellis has enjoyed a prolific performance background with the likes of Mark Bruce Dance Company, Jeremy James Dance Company, Matthew Bourne, Random Dance and Richard Alston Dance Company.
Supported by DanceEast and Arts Council England.