Young Choreographers is an exciting programme for young people aged 18 – 25 years who are interested in developing their artistic voice, learning from others & may be thinking of pursuing a career as a choreographer. 

We want to nurture the next generation of choreographic talent.

In 2023-2024, our Young Choreographers cohort will dance in our beautiful seaside studios at our venue in Bournemouth, working alongside & being mentored by Sadé from Alleyne Dance.  

Weekend One: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2023

Weekend Two: Friday 23, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February 2024 

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Please complete and submit a written application by completing the application form here or send a video application via WeTransfer to katie.neal@pdsw.org.uk by Friday 13th October 2023. 

Please download and read the guidance notes below before applying.  

This should give you all the info you need.  We can’t wait to hear from you! 

2023-24 Young Choreographers Guidance Notes

Alleyne Dance (AD) is a UK based company with an international reach, founded in 2014 by award winning dancers and twin sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. The choreographic aesthetic reflects the sisters diverse background in athleticism and dance training. Within their abstract contemporary construct, Alleyne Dance blend West African, Caribbean, Hip Hop, Kathak and Circus Skills, delivered as fast paced and dynamic movement. They infuse lyrical and fluid motion, layered with rhythm and textures in physically powerful, yet graceful performances.   

Alleyne Dance strives for high quality and excellence as the Company delivers its three main objectives: performance, participation and development. In 2023, Alleyne Dance were winners of Black Female Icons of Lewisham with Brockley Max and The Mayor of London, and the Company also received the award for Best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards.  

The Company has five main works currently being presented: Stage productions A Night’s Game and The Other Side of Me, award-winning film (Re)United and outdoor production BONDED. A new stage production, Far From Home, premiered in Autumn 2022 and is touring throughout 2023. Recently, Alleyne Dance have worked on high profile commissions for renowned Martha Graham Company (USA), Phoenix Dance Theatre (UK), and the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture 2022 in Lewisham. Other notable commissions include the 2019 Bench commission with 2Faced Dance Company.    This is a chance for participants to tap into Sadé’s expertise, to test out their choreographic theories, play with process & creative tasks and bounce ideas around.

   Previous guest artists have included: Joseph Toonga, Tamsin Fitzgerald, Didy Veldman, Mark Bruce, Rebecca Evans, Alex Whitley, Jorge Crecis, Kerry Nicholls and Hetain Patel. 

We have been proud in previous years to offer some small bursaries where costs to participate have been a barrier.  

 

If you’d like to hear more, please contact Young People’s Producer,

Katie Neal

katie.neal@pdsw.org.uk

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