MOVING ASSEMBLY PRODUCTIONS presented its first work WHO ARE YOU? at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in South Africa. The work, made possible through a Crowdfund campaign and sponsorship from The Linbury Trust for Moving Assembly Project's charitable initiative aimed at teaching dance and photography to vulnerable youth in SA. JULY 2017
CITIZENS of NOWHERE, a chamber Opera, Directed and Choreographed by DANE HURST and Written and Composed by ANNA APPLEBY. Commissioned by Tête a Tête Opera Festival with performance at RADA studios in London, AUGUST 2017. Photos by Claire Shovelton.
Commissioned by DanceWest and Royal Borough of Kingston to create CITIZENS with composition by ANNA APPLEBY. Performance took place at Rose Theatre, Kingston, JUNE 2017.
Theatre Review by Tia Asterope: http://www.dancewest.co.uk/ignitiondancefestival2017/
Thanks to Anica Louw from SHAWBROOK DANCE for the invitation to lead a two-week residency, supported by Creative Ireland, at her studios in Longford, Ireland. This led to the creation of a 40min research work 'Who Are You?' and ended with an energetic, hot and sweaty masterclass. Residency Dancers: Zunnur Sazali, Ryan Taylor, Eleanor Stephenson. APRIL 2017
PRUD'HON: THE MOVING BODY - by DANE HURST
A commission from Dulwich Picture Gallery to create a choreographed response to images by Pierre Paul Prud'hon.
EXODUS - by DANE HURST
A Dulwich Picture Gallery commission to create a full-length response to artworks by Winifred Knights.
"It was a revelation... a statement of great humanity" - Sarah Crompton
"an unusual and magical event, I walked out on such a high"
- Dance Tabs
THE HAPPINESS PROJECT - by DIDY VELDMAN
Dane Hurst performs in new company, Umanoove's first production alongside stellar cast members Estela Merlos, Hannah Kidd, Mathieu Geffre and Alexander Balanescu.
BBC RADIO 4 - THE SPRUNG FLOOR
A Rocket House production by Frances Byrnes. It follows Dane as he starts on his dream, visiting Moving Assembly Project's pilot project - workshops with vulnerable children at the Ubuntu Centre in the old township of Zwide in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth. We hear modern dance touch local teenagers and Dane visits his childhood dance school in another part of the city's northern areas where he finds children in severe need.