Last year Shoreditch Youth Dance (SYD) Artistic Director, Lee Smikle commissioned John Ross to create a new piece on the SYD Company after John won the Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Choreographer Award.
'Eclipse' the stunning piece that John created wowed the audiences at the Hackney Empire in September 2014 and quickly become a favorite in the SYD dancers repetoire.
On 30th September 2015, Artistic Director of Pheonix Dance Theatre (PDT), Sharon Watson is presenting an evening of work by NACA winners 2013/14, John Ross, Sally Marie and Caroline Finn as part of the Pheonix @ Home platform in Leeds.
This is a great opportunity, not just for the SYD Company to once again perform this beautiful work by John but also for John to showcase his work out of London.
"The idea to invite the winning choreographers from NACA 2014 to perform alongside Pheonix at their '@ Home' performance platform is such a great idea. We are thrilled Sharon choose Eclipse to represents John's work, I know the Company will do him proud! We have a phenominal new cast of talented young dancers to re-stage Eclipse so we can do Johns choreography justice. The Eclipse SYD Co is made up of dancers from Rambert School, The Place, Laban CAT and The Brit School.
SYD will be travelling to Leeds at the end of September to perform at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre on 30th September 2015.
SYD is run on a voluntary basis so they are all really grateful to Re:Bourne and PDT in supporting them to make this trip possible! :)