National Youth Dance Company - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Now in its third year, National Youth Dance Company is fast establishing a reputation for producing high quality performances from a company of dancers who are expressive, brave and energise the dance environment. Having completed two sold out UK tours, National Youth Dance Company returns to Sadler's Wells to premiere a new work created by the 2014-15 Guest Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Cherkaoui is one of the most prolific choreographers working today; a Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, he has created more than 20 works. This new commission sees Cherkaoui revisiting moments from his established catalogue of work: Babel(words), Puz/zle, Genesis and TeZukA, incorporating new ideas and movement material from the young dancers. Cherkaoui's unique choreographic process, combined with the fresh talent of NYDC dancers, illustrates the power and youthful creativity young people can bring to a professional dance collaboration. The work is created in partnership with Eastman. This performance is part of Genesis, a three day festival focusing on the power of young dancers to shape the future of dance. Performances and Conference, 10-12 April. Running time: approx. 1hr 10mins