Bring your own rhythms, styles, tempo and desires to work collectively under Amala Dianor’s choreographic eye. A workshop looking at plurality and group composition.
Open to all levels
Click here to find out more about Amala Dianor’s piece somewhere in the middle of infinity, part of the triple bill DU: THE FUTURE BURSTS IN, at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House 24 – 26 October
A Dance Umbrella event in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance
Supported by FranceDance UK
Also at Siobhan Davies Studios for DU 19…
WED 23 OCT
£8 (£6 conc)
In celebration of Merce Cunningham’s centennial year, join Richard Alston, Julie Cunningham, Gavin Bryars and Siobhan Davies as they reflect on and share their personal experiences of working with Merce and his company. The evening is chaired by Jeremy Millar, visual artist and lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
ABOUT AMALA DIANOR
Hip hop dancer, Amala Dianor trained at the CNDC in 2000. Working as a performer in many diverse productions (from hip hop to neo-classical, contemporary and afro-contemporary dance), he quickly acquired undeniable recognition in the dancing community. With the company C dans C, he choreographed (or co-choreographed) and performed in his first shows. In 2012 he created Crossroads (winner of the Second and Third Awards at the Concours Renaissance), as well as his own company, the Amala Dianor Company, with which he developed his work as a choreographer. The following year, he created Parallèle, a feminine dancing quartet at the Centre National de la Danse. In 2014, he choreographed the Extension duo alongside Bboy Junior, a surprising encounter between two esteemed performers of the French hip hop scene. That same year, he created and performed in his first solo show, Man Rec, which premiered in the Avignon festival. In 2015, the company launched a regional project called A Wink of Time putting in the spotlight 18 amateur dancers on their way to becoming professionals. This project led to the creation of Overflow, co-signed with Mickael Le Mer, Pierre Bolo and Annabelle Loiseau. Amala also became the artist in residence at the Théâtre Louis Aragon in Tremblay-en-France, on a two-year contract. In 2016 he created Di(s)generation, bringing together several generations of hip hop dancers, and showcased New School, a trio from Di(s)generation inspired by Abstract dance. His new piece, the duo Trait d’union was created in January 2018. The 2016-2017 season marks Amala Dianor’s first of three years as an Associate Artist for the CDCN POLE SUD in Strasburg, as well as for the Scène des Pays de Mauges in Maine et Loire, France. The company is sustained by the French Ministery of Culture (DRAC Pays de la Loire) since 2018 as “compagnie conventionnée”.
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