Dancers Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui celebrate the joy and innocence of making up dances to popular music. Working with music artists, they have combined dynamic contemporary styles to create a slick and playful performance.
SAY was born from Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui’s ambition to challenge the classicist norm that often lies in the contemporary dance sector and to find again the innocence in creativity that can sometimes get lost through formal training. Creating fast-paced and slick contemporary dance routine on underground music, Sarah and Yuki’s energy is infectious!
the album is a 20 minute piece, that can be performed outdoors or indoors for ages 12+. Featuring routines to a series of tracks from exciting new artists, live beatboxing and percussion of the album will excite and inspire audiences to get creative with movement themselves!
Created and performed by Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui
Co-produced by The Place. Commissioned by The Place and Dance East.
Filmed by Ian Vincent. 'Hearts' by Naomi Banks.
Sarah began her dance training at the Miskin Theatre before attending Trinity Laban and receiving a BA and MA in dance performance (Transitions Dance Company). In 2014 Sarah became a dancer with the incredible 'Lîla Dance' where she toured nationally and rurally.
She has performed at many theatres including the Royal Court (Teh Internet is Serious Business directed by Hamish Pirie. Primetime 2017), New Diorama Theatre (Shame, a double bill, bangbangbang group 2018). She can also be seen in music videos by artists Anteros, Anushqa (choreographed by Darcy Wallace) and Crystal Fighters.
She has recently joined Cathy Waller Company for their R&D of behind the eyes; as well as currently performing with the world touring cast of STOMP.
Sarah often teaches her dynamic practice at various universities and colleges including London Studio Centre, The Place, Belgrade Dance Institute and is resident choreographer at Miskin Theatre. Sarah's choreographic credits include Balletboyz dancers course (MOVEIT 16,17), Royal Court (Primetime, 17), Mountview (As You Like It, Jacksons Lane; Children of Eden, Mountview Theatre), YMT (Lyric, Belfast). She has recently choreographed a short film for Balletboyz which will feature in their upcoming Duluxe tour.
Yukiko, originally from Tokyo, Japan, started her training in Hip Hop, Ballroom Latin where she developed her passion for dance and movements.
She studied at Trinity Laban and joined Transition Dance Company as a MA degree in Dance Performance where she worked with choreographers - Lucy Guerin (Australia), Martin Nachber (Germany) and Melanie Teal (UK).
Since graduation from Laban, Yukiko has worked with a vast variety of contemporary dance companies internationally, credit includes Art of Spectra (Sweden), Cathy Waller Company, Christopher Marney, Company Decalage (UK-France), James Cousins, Jose Agudo, RDC, Rhiannon Faith, Rosie Kay, Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance), Vuyani Dance Theatre (South Africa) and more.
Commercial credit: So You Think You Can Dance, Brummoves (BBC West Midlands), Cold Play Music Video (Charlie Brown), DJ Fresh Music Video (Feeling) and Music album commercial (Shuffle by Sound of Ministry)
Yukiko's choreography credit includes A Little Night Music (Story House), Urine Town (London College of Music), Guy new musical (Bunker Theatre) and SoundMoovz product launch (OXO Tower).
Rehearsal directing credit: Jose Agudo's A Thousand Shepherds (Cape Dance Company) and Impact Dance Company Live Vibe Hiphop Theatre (Caracas British Council).
She is a recipient of Choreography Award from DanceXchange in 2017. She is selected for Choreodrome artist residency at The Place summer 2018.