• Outdoor tour of LEVIATHAN in Cornwall

    Outdoor tour of LEVIATHAN in Cornwall

    James Wilton Dance are delighted to announce that they have received funding from FEAST Cornwall to tour an outdoor version of LEVIATHAN, Wilton's critically acclaimed dance work based on Moby Dick, to 5 locations across the Duchy in Summer 2017.

    Performances will take place at the following locations at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm and are FREE for audiences

    28 August, LEVIATHAN outdoor version, Newlyn, Cornwall ( as a part of Newlyn Fish Festival)

    29 August, LEVIATHAN outdoor version, St. Austell town centre- White River Centre, Cornwall

    30 August, LEVIATHAN outdoor version, Liskeard Town Centre, Cornwall

    31 August, LEVIATHAN outdoor version, Launceston Town Centre (Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture)

    1 September, LEVIATHAN outdoor version, Lemon Quay Truro, Cornwall

    As part of the tour JWD are looking for local community and dance groups to help advertise the performances and "champion" the company. In exchange for helping out each group will receive a free workshop with dancers from the company on performance days. For more information on this email:

    To see a trailer for LEVIATHAN visit

  • April 2017 News

    April 2017 News

    April has been another busy and exciting month for James Wilton Dance. James spent two weeks in Sweden with Norrdans. Whilst company dancer Harlan Rust had a great week setting some LEVIATHAN rep on the CAT students at The Place, London. 

    Next we travelled up to Newcastle and had a week making a piece for students at Newcastle College along with teaching professional class at Dance City. 

    The company came back together to re-rehearse LEVIATHAN at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham ahead of our show there. We had a great ‘first visit’ performance at Lakeside Arts. Finally to round up the month we have been leading workshops with Dance 4 CAT Nottingham, Central School of Ballet, Leicester College and New College Nottingham. It has been a pleasure to meet and teach so many talented young dancers this month. 

    A big thank you to Shona Powell and the team at Lakeside Arts for supporting us with rehearsal space.

  • National Rural Touring Foundation

    National Rural Touring Foundation

    James Wilton Dance are very excited to be touring 'Last Man Standing' as part of the NRTF Dance Performance Menu between September 2017 and May 2018, in association with Take Art, China Plate and The Place. More information on the programme can be found here. Tour dates to be annouced soon. 

  • New Work LEVIATHAN

    New Work LEVIATHAN

    James Wilton Dance are pleased to announce their new full evening work LEVIATHAN. The work, based on Herman Melville’s seminal novel Moby Dick, has been commissioned by Blackpool Grand, Barnsley Civic, The Gulbenkian Theatre, Ocean City Festival, The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth University, Plymouth Culture, The Place and Swindon Dance. It is supported by grants from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

    Featuring a cast of 7, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, LEVIATHAN will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping for air, under the sheer ferocity of movement; all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul. Premiering at The House, Plymouth on the 21st September 2016 as part of Ocean City Festival before completing a 22 date tour in Autumn 2016. The work will then continue touring into 2017 and beyond!

    LEVIATHAN is Man versus Nature: be careful what you fish for!

    Stay tuned for more information, tour dates, photo’s and more!

    Twitter: @jwiltondance


    Photo © Steve Tanner

  • ' Drift' is off to China

    James Wilton is pleased to announce that his student choreography Drift is currently being re-worked on students at the London Contemporary Dance School, to be taken to China for performance at The Beijing Dance Academy’s 60th celebration gala. 

    James created Drift during his second year of training at LCDS. 

    Drift has also recently been staged on Scottish Dance Theatre ( 2010-2014) and Ballet Hagen, Germany ( 2013).


  • 2013 news so far

    2013 has been a busy year so far for James Wilton Dance. Here is a brief summary of what we have been up to.

    Creation of the Rite of Spring for the dance company of Opera Graz. Watch a trailer here

    Creation of a new outdoor work in Rennes, France as part of a commission from Dansce Dialogues

    Performances of Cave at AGITATO festival in Rennes, France and Tanzraume Festival in Hagen, Germany.

    Creation and 16 performances of an outdoor work in a disused slate quarry in Wadebridge, Cornwall as part of SALT festival. More details can be found here:

    The work was also performed at Bristol Harbour Festival.

    As well as this James has re-worked Drift for Ballet Hagen in Germany and created a work for Verve13.

    For the remainder of the year James will be working on his first full evening work titled Last Man Standing using a commission from Dance City. The work will be touring throughout 2014 after premiering at Dance City on January 25th. Save the date!

    There is also another very large commission coming in the Autumn which will include televised this space for more information.