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Residency with Akram Khan Company (for 11-15 years)

Summer Dance Courses for Young People 2017


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Youth Residency with Akram Khan Company (for ages 11-15 years)

"Very inspirational … I definitely want to go back again!” (Participant)

“My confidence grew” (Participant)

“Building confidence, making new friends.” (Participant)


An exciting opportunity for young dancers to work with Akram Khan Company.

This week long youth residency led by Sadé Alleyne, will give participants a unique insight into Akram Khan Company, working individually and as a group to create a short work presented on Fri 28 Jul afternoon at The British Library. A fantastic opportunity for creative young people wanting to develop their skills, creativity and confidence.

Read more about the company here:

What will the course actually involve?
Each day will be divided into two sections; the morning session will act as a company class where dancers are guided through a series of warm-up and travelling exercises focused on developing their technical understanding and musicality. The afternoon creative sessions will focus on exploring composition and enhancing choreographic skills. Participants will work creatively and with their peers to structure and present a group piece as part of the Friday sharing

The Friday sharing:
This summer we are collaborating with The British Library in celebrating the UK Year of Indian Culture. We invite all friends and families to join us at 2pm sharp, on Fri 28 Jul for the end of week sharing. This sharing will be held across the road from The Place at The British Library’s Poet’s Circle and will be an outdoor performance. 

AGE: 11-16 years (secondary school participants only)

LEVEL: Open Level - no previous dance/movement experience needed, just enthusiasm and comfy clothes.

DAYS: Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul, 9.45am-15.45pm

PRICE: £185

Teacher's Biography:

Sadé Alleyne formally trained as an athlete for Enfield and Haringey. Sadé trained at the BRITS School (London 2004) and at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds 2008). Sadé has worked as a Performer and Rehearsal Director for companies Ace Dance and Music (Birmingham) and State of Emergency (London) and worked with choreographers Vincent Mantsoe, Luyanda Sidiya, Andlie Sotyia, Douglas Thorpe, Akiko Kitamura and Gregory Vuyani Maqoma.

Sadé joined Akram Khan Company in 2012 on the "Vertical Road" tour and performed with the company at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, the 2013 production of iTMOi (in the mind of Igor). 2014-2016 she toured the remounted production of Kaash.

In 2014 Sadé and sister Kristina launched Alleyne Dance Company for Performance and Education. Alleyne Dance currently working duet A Night's Game has presented short segments of this duet in Vienna, Toronto and Spain.


Times: 9.45am-3.45pm
Duration: 360 mins
Venue: at The Place
Level: Open
Style: Contemporary

This event is part of Summer Dance Courses for Young People

Summer Dance Courses for Young People 2017

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