• 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.

  • Leeds Workshop- Sunday 21st May

    Leeds Workshop- Sunday 21st May

    Sunday 21st May, Studio 3 from 10-2pm 

    Workshop at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance with company member Sam Baxter. A fast paced workshop beginning with class- focusing on the companies athletic floor work technique drawing upon elements of capoeira, break dance and martial arts. Followed by learning some of James Wilton Dance’s current touring production LEVIATHAN leading into some creative based partner work.

    Cost £20 payable in advance

    To book a place please e-mail

  • 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.

  • Tanz Ist Festival

    James Wilton Dance are very excited to return for the third time to Tanz Ist Festival in Dornbirn, Austria. We will be teaching a variety of workshops from 6th-12th June.

  • 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).