Company of Elders — Mixed Bill

14 June 2019

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Elixir Extracts Workshops

The Elixir Extracts Festival features workshops for professional and non-professional dancers connected to the festival’s Lilian Baylis Studio programme.

What dance styles are the workshops and how do you get to attend one? We work with a dancers from all different backgrounds, five of which have been invited to lead masterclasses into to their dance styles. The workshops are for older dancers from all backgrounds, no dance experience is necessary to take part. Booking is essential.

Cost: £8

Transaction fee applies: £3 for telephone bookings, online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office.

 

Saturday 15 June

Contemporary dance, led by the Company of Elders Rehearsal Director
10-11am, Saturday 15 June, Studio A
 
Simona Scotto was born in Sardinia and has trained in classical and contemporary dance in Italy, London and New York. She has been working with dance and older people for over ten years. Simona is now the rehearsal director of Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders. This has involved working with artists and choreographers from companies such as Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Hofesh Shechter, Jasmin Vardimon, Wayne McGregor and Richard Alston. Her choreographic work for the company has been shown in many theatres across the UK and Europe such as Battersea Arts Centre, Lillian Baylis Theatre Sadler's Wells, as well as theatres in Austria and Holland.

Introduction to Kathak with Showmi Das
11.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 15 June, Studio A
 
Showmi Das who trained has trained in Kathak under Jayashree Acharya, a senior disciple of the world renowned Pandit Birju Maharaj. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and her training initially started in Bangladesh in Folk dance, as well as the basics of Bharatnatyam and Monipuri. She has performed all over the United Kingdom, as well as United States, Thailand, Singapore, India and Bangladesh. She also choreographs for her dance troupe ‘Tridhara’.

Flamenco with Lucia Caruso
1pm-2pm, Saturday 15 June, Studio A
 
Talented and renowned dancer and teacher Lucia Caruso studied Classical Ballet, Jazz and Flamenco in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Then she joined the ‘Los Romeros Flamenco Dance Company’, directed by Alberto Turina, performing live every night at ‘Tablao El Pescador’. Lucia moved to London in 2005, where she has taught Flamenco and Castanets classes at Danceworks, as well as summer workshops for Millennium Dance 2000, as well as at The Place and Kingston University.

Sunday 16 June

Contemporary dance, led by the Company of Elders Rehearsal Director
10am-11am, Sunday 16 June, Studio C
 
Simona Scotto was born in Sardinia and has trained in classical and contemporary dance in Italy, London and New York. She has been working with dance and older people for over ten years. Simona is now the rehearsal director of Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders. This has involved working with artists and choreographers from companies such as Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Hofesh Shechter, Jasmin Vardimon, Wayne McGregor and Richard Alston. Her choreographic work for the company has been shown in many theatres across the UK and Europe such as Battersea Arts Centre, Lillian Baylis Theatre Sadler's Wells, as well as theatres in Austria and Holland.

Introduction to South African Dance with Mbulelo Ndabeni
11.30am-12.30pm, Sunday 16 June, Studio C
 
Mbulelo Ndabeni is a South African born London-based dancer, choreographer, teacher, movement director and artistic director, founder of Mbulelo Ndabeni N’da dance. After graduating from London Studio Centre, he joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, touring nationally and internationally with the award-winning Swan Lake for two years. He was a member of Rambert from 2007-2014, and in his seven years there, he performed in works by many leading choreographers including Merce Cunningham, Christopher Bruce, Javier du Frutos, Henri Oguike, Doug Varone, Paul Taylor, Itzik Galili, Siobhan Davies, Mark Baldwin, Henrietta Horn, Tim Rushton, Barak Marshall and Ashley Page. He will also be performing as part of Tree created by Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah at the Young Vic in Summer 2019.

Social Soulful Grooving with Old Men Grooving
1pm-2pm, Sunday 16 June, Studio C
 
Old Men Grooving, sometimes known as OMG, is a British dance group, best known for becoming a television sensation when they took part in the ninth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2015. The group, composed of five middle-aged men, represents a diverse background and is dedicated to sharing a variety of popular dance and “feel good” grooves.

 



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Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R