Verve – the touring group from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds showing the next generation of contemporary dance.
Birds are the inspiration for Lenka Vagnerovs’s Riders (Winner of Dance Piece of the Year, Czech Dance Platform 2013), which has been reworked especially for the company. Fourteen dancers take on bird-like behaviour and movement in a work that captures the raw power of the natural world. NEVERSINK, created by Artistic Director Matthew Robinson, is a physically poetic and vivid reminder to embrace transformation and Hannes Langolf has worked with the dancers to create wolf, an athletic piece that explores pretence and bravado through body language and spoken word. Completing the diverse repertoire this year is NOBODY ‘CEPT YOU by Sita Ostheimer, which delves into emotional worlds, layering rhythm, sound and light to explore longing and desire.