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  • James Wilton Dance Summer three day intensive, UK.

    James Wilton Dance Summer three day intensive, UK.

    James Wilton Dance three day intensive: 

    We are pleased to open up a three day intensive with James Wilton Dance, exploring the companies highly physical signature style incorporating dance with elements of martial arts, sports, acrobatics and breakdancing. 

    The training will be lead by James Wilton with assistance from company dancers, who will guide you through a floor work technique class, contact work, repertoire from current touring work The Storm, and 2016 work LEVIATHAN, and creative tasks. We aim to safely teach you the fundamental principles of Wilton’s athletic choreography, exploring vocabulary and learning to use flow and expanse to harness the bodies full potential with movement in and out of the floor. 

    The training course is suitable for professional dancers or dancers who are currently in professional training. Please note that spaces are very limited, we are also unable to offer any refunds. 

    Dates: 29th-31st July 2019, 10am-6pm

    Location: The Studio, 39 Whippingham Road, Brighton, BN2 3PF www.thestudiobtn.com

    Cost: £200.00 for three days

    To book: Please e-mail sarah@jameswiltondance.org.uk registering your interest with a CV attached, you will then be sent the booking link to book your space via Eventbrite. 

    For more information or any questions please e-mail sarah@jameswiltondance.org.uk

    Please note that accommodation or food is not provided, if you need any help searching for accommodation please do get in touch. 

    Typical daily timetable:

    Technique class: The day will begin with a warm up class focussing on the fundamentals of safely using the floor in James Wilton Dance’s floor work technique. Using flow and momentum to connect movements, to efficiently shift in and out of the floor- incorporating elements of acrobatics and yoga within the sequence, gradually building up to jumping. 

    Contact work sessions: James Wilton and company dancers will lead participants through contact work technique focussing on building up skills, strength and confidence to safely lift a partner and be lifted. The session will start with the core elements used to create Wilton’s signature exciting and edge of the seat partner work, gradually building up in complexity.

    Rep sessions : Rep sessions will consist of learning and exploring repertoire from the companies works, The Storm and LEVIATHAN. Rep sessions will explore solo movements phrases as well as using techniques covered in the contact work classes to learn partnering repertoire. 

    Creative session: James Wilton will lead dancers through creative tasks similar to those used for the creation of The Storm and LEVIATHAN, as well as exploring new ideas which will feed into the next company work due to premiere next year. 

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

     

  • James Wilton Dance 3 day research workshop, 10th-12th April in Eastbourne.

    James Wilton Dance 3 day research workshop, 10th-12th April in Eastbourne.

    James Wilton Dance will be leading a three day research workshop, lead by James Wilton and company dancers, in Eastbourne on the 10th, 11th and 12th April 2019. 

    Address: University of Brighton, John Fulton Hall, Hillbrow Building, Denton Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7SR

    Nearest train station: Eastbourne 

    Nearerst airport: London Gatwick

    The intensive is open to professional dancers and students in dance training. The intensive will focus on researching and exploring ideas that Wilton is using for his next work, due to premiere in 2020.

    Come and join us for a fast paced and fun three day workshop, exploring the companies highly physical style fusing floor work with martial arts, acrobatics, and contact work. 

    Timetable for the days:

    12.00-1.30: Floorwork class drawing influence from martial arts, capoeira, break dance and acrobatics.

    1.30-1.45: Break

    1.45-3.15: Repertoire

    3.15-4.00 Lunch

    4.00-6.00 Partner work creative tasks

    Cost: £130.00 for three days

    To book on Eventbrite: Click here 

    Unfortunately accommodation is not provided, however the company can assist with accommodation searches where necessary. 

    To view a video of last years intensive please view here

    Please e-mail sarah@jameswiltondance.org.uk for more information.

  • James Wilton Dance workshop. London, February 24th.

    James Wilton Dance workshop. London, February 24th.

    James Wilton Dance will be leading a workshop in London on February 24th based on our new touring work The Storm. The workshop is open to professional dancers and students in professional training. Come and join us for a fast paced and fun workshop, exploring the companies highly physical style fusing floorwork with martial arts and acrobatics. 

    Timetable for day:

    12.00-1.30: Floorwork class drawing influence from martial arts, capoeira, break dance and acrobatics.

    1.30-1.45: Break

    1.45-3.15: Repertoire from The Storm.

    3.15-4.00 Lunch

    4.00-6.00 Partner work creative tasks used in the creation of The Storm.

    Cost: £42.51

    To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/james-wilton-dance-workshop-tickets-54592259919 

    Please e-mail sarah@jameswiltondance.org.uk for more information.

  • James Wilton Dance Autumn 2018 Audition

    James Wilton Dance Audition:

    James Wilton Dance are looking for exceptional male and female dancers for the touring of the critically acclaimed LEVIATHAN, and new work The Storm in 2019.

    Candidates must have excellent floor and partner work skills, as well as a strong contemporary technique. 

    Applicants must have a minimum of three years professional experience.

    Before applying please familiarise yourself with the companies style at www.jameswiltondance.org.uk. Here you can also find information on tour dates to see the company live, as well as information on workshops being held.

    To apply please send: CV and a clear Highlight Reel to: audition@jameswiltondance.org.uk. 

    Please do not send any photographs.

    Audition is by invitation only. Unfortunately we are only able to contact successful applicants.

    Salary:  Paid, above equity minimum. Contract will be for a minimum of 14 weeks, plus further touring into Autumn 2019 and 2020. Contract to start January 2019.

    Deadline for application: 30th November 2018

    Auditions to be held on the 8th and 9th December

  • LONDON-New work research workshop Number 3.

    LONDON-New work research workshop Number 3.

    James Wilton Dance are holding the third of a series of research workshops for the next company piece "The Storm" which will be touring from Autumn 2018. Participants will learn early phrases from the work, as well as contributing to creative tasks that will eventually form the final work. The workshops are open to professional dancers and students in professional training. Workshops will be lead by James Wilton with assistance from company dancers. 

    When- Sunday 18th March 12PM-6PM. 

    Where- The Place, London. Studio 2

    Timetable for day:

    12.00-1.30

    Floorwork class.

    1.30-1.45

    Break

    1.45-3.15

    Repertoire from The Storm.

    3.15-4.00

    Lunch

    4.00-6.00

    Research and ideas sharing in groups/solo.

    Cost: £40

    To book, email sarah@jameswiltondance.org.uk

  • 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: education@jameswiltondance.org.uk

    To see a trailer for LEVIATHAN visit https://vimeo.com/185697032

  • 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. 

  • ' On the Line'

    ' On the Line' a new outdoor duet by James Wilton Dance will be doing pop up performances in Cornwall on the following dates. Please note that times may alter depending on the weather, this is after all British Summer!

    18th Padstow Harbour, 11am, 1pm

    19th Bodmin Regimental Museum, 11am, 2pm

    20th Pool Market, 11am, 1pm

    22nd Lemon Quay, Truro, 11am, 1pm

    23rd Launceston Town Centre, 11am, 1pm

    24th Events Square, Falmouth, 11am, 1pm

    25th White River Shopping centre, St. Austell, 11am, 1pm

    25th Mevagissey Harbour, 3pm, 5pm

    26th Wadebridge Town Centre, 11am, 1pm

    The work is being funded by FEAST Cornwall.