Wild Card — Leila McMillan: this way, that way

3 Dec 2015

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

The popular Wild Card series returns with more specially curated evenings from a new generation of dance makers.

Leila McMillan is a Californian-born London-based choreographer, teacher and performer (Crystal Pite, Wendy Houstoun). Her adventurous spirit has taken her around the world, leading her to discover the work of Venezuelan dance artist David Zambrano, the creator of the Flying Low dance technique, now widely used by international companies such as Ultima Vez and Rosas. Flying Low focuses on the dancers' relationship with the floor but also uses speed with charged movement, making it compelling to watch.

For Wild Card, she curates an evening titled this way, that way, shedding light on works using this technique as creative impetus. Ever wondered if all families are as complex as yours? McMillan's new work Family Portrait, offers a chance to witness a constellation of people dealing with love, humour, harmony and dysfunction.

The evening is also a chance to see international company Jukstapoz (Christine Gouzelis and Paul Blackman formerly Jasmin Vardimon Company) with Lucid, an extract of their recent creation questioning whether every new start is actually a new beginning.

McMillan brings the atmosphere of Muxima, the café she co-runs in East London, to Sadler's Wells with live music by Aidan Connell and a photographic exhibition.

Produced by Sadler's Wells Trust
Supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
Supported by The Garrick Charitable Trust

 

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R