Arts Umbrella dancers get chance of a lifetime – to perform alongside Europe’s top dance company!

Arts Umbrella Dance Company is preparing to leave for their “European Project Tour” on March 15, 2014. Thirty-three senior dancers and 10 support staff will travel to Holland and Italy for two weeks, taking intensive workshops and performing works by leading international choreographers

While the workshops have been planned for several weeks, the performance schedule has just been finalized! We are thrilled to announce that AUDC dancers will be performing with the premier dance company of Europe,  Netherlands Dans Theater 1in Holland! They will perform a piece by Fernando Hernando Magadan, “Take Off”, which was choreographed for the AUDC in 2013. The young dancers will be performing this beautiful piece with the dancers of NDT.

“This is an honour and an experience of a life time for our dancers to join NDT in this amazing event”, says Artistic Director Artemis Gordon. “Our students will be amazing! They have worked hard and have the professionalism, the maturity and the skill to work at this level: getting to perform with NDT provides them with the conviction and inspiration to move forward in their dance careers.”

AUDC and NDT will perform “Take Off” as part of NDT’s annual Gala event Switch, on March 22, 2014. Switch brings dancers from two companies, NDT 1 and NDT 2, together in an exceptional program of new, self-created choreographies. In an interesting twist, the dancers take on responsibility of organizing the entire show, and all revenue raised, including ticket and merchandise sales will be donated to a charity selected by the artists. Creative and surprising, every Switch is an exciting new experience. Switch takes place at the Lucent Danstheater in Den Haag.

In addition to Switch, the AUDC dancers will perform a full program in The Hague of new creations and works by leading international choreographers.  Presented at Korzo, a beautiful venue in the old city centre of The Hague and one of the largest dance production houses in the Netherlands, the dancers will offer an afternoon of performances from such choreographers as:

  • Crystal Pite
  • Gioconda Barbuto
  • Lesley Telford
  • Fernando Hernando Magadan
  • Iratxe Ansa
  • Walter Matteini

The show will start at 2pm and be open to the public.

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Members of the 2013-2014 Arts Umbrella Dance Company getting ready for their European tour.