Following the success of their 2021 production Speak Volumes, National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) once again collaborates with internationally renowned choreographer Alesandra Seutin.
Thirty-two outstanding young dancers present a new contemporary work, exploring the relationship between movement, voice and music.
Quartier Paradis dives into parallel universes where there is no apparent endgame, a place built on the fantasy of an ardent greed for a power that continuously shifts. Where ritual, memories and ancestral heritage will keep you standing; revealing the alarming reality of a society locked in a cycle of tyranny. Who will eat the apple?
NYDC has established a reputation for producing high-quality, critically acclaimed productions by leading choreographers including Russell Maliphant, Botis Seva, Sharon Eyal, Damien Jalet, Michael Keegan Dolan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Jasmine Vardimon.
[Image description] Three dancers – two women and a man – stride to the right, their right arms thrown straight up overhead. They all wear full skirts and loose cotton vests printed with abstract graphics. The women’s long hair is blown back as if they are stepping into the wind.
NYDC is run by Sadler’s Wells and jointly funded by the Arts Council England and the Department for Education.
Barclays is the Associate Partner of the National Youth Dance Company.
Header image © Camilla Greenwell