THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by CLARA VAN GOOL 2018
THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is a film adaptation of Henry James’ 19th century novella of the same name. Set in a remote English country mansion and stretching from the Jamesian era to a globalised present-day setting, the film uses dance to recount the epic and unconventional love story of John Marcher (Dane Jeremy Hurst) and May Bartram (Sarah Reynolds). During a chance encounter ten years after first meeting, May reminds John that he once revealed to her a deep and menacing conviction that his life would be defined by a life-changing experience – one that was waiting for him “like a Beast in the Jungle.” Intrigued by his continued belief in this foreboding secret, May decides to stay by John’s side and soon develops feelings of genuine love for him. John is not able to reciprocate her devotion, preferring instead to resume his shallow life as a travelling businessman. Only when it’s too late, does John realize that the beast had already sprung in the jungle of his life.
THE KNOT - UMANOOVE/DIDY VELDMAN 2018
Dane has recently completed a creative process and performance tour of The Knot which is Didy Veldman's second production for her UMANOOVE Company. The company is on a break at present and the work will pick up again in Autumn 2018 with a national and international tour.
REVIEW: The company of dancers is well matched, but it is so hard to take the eyes off former Rambert dancer, Dane Hurst. His strength and control, partnered with delicate precision is perfect. He seems to understand precisely what Veldman’s movement is all about. It is good to see some apprentice dancers in the show too. They were excellent as well, bringing their own vigour and verve to an entertaining, and at times exhilarating, evening. Jessica Wilson http://www.seeingdance.com/umanoove-didy-vedman-knot-12022018/
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tom Rowland
MOVING ASSEMBLY PROJECT is
a community outreach teaching and performance initiative registered in the UK and
South African born, British award winning artist Dane Hurst. It is
supported by individual, crowd fund donations and with
generous support from The Linbury
The vision of the Moving Assembly Project is to uplift and transform the lives of at-risk youth through an inclusive and cross-cultural art programme. MAP develops teaching and performance programmes aimed at giving disadvantaged youth, vital access to inspiring professional artists and giving them an opportunity to learn a skill, discover a talent and provide a platform to share this with others. Started in 2016, MAP has worked with hundreds of students and forged exciting partnerships with vital non-profit and charitable organisations in Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in SA, Mindleaps in Kigali, Rwanda and Novo Tribo in Recife, Brazil. In 2017 they created new partners in Durban and Port Edward, made a professional performance debut of WHO ARE YOU? at the Grahamstown National Arts Fringe Festival and started their first photography project led by official MAP Photographer, Karl Schoemaker. 2018 will see them expand their vision by partnering with the Nelson Mandela University to foster new relations between UK and SA and essentially creating a bridge whereby future students can look forward to crossing in a creative, educational exchange.
NEWS STORY: http://www.heraldlive.co.za/tag/dane-hurst/
IGNITION FESTIVAL -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/
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.
Anica Louw, DIRECTOR of SHAWBROOK DANCE extended an 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
EXODUS - by DANE HURST 2016
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