EDGE | Mixed Bill - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

At the Riley Theatre

edge | mixed bill
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Wednesday 8th May 2019
7:30 pm
Riley Theatre

EDGE Dance Company presents a triple bill of new works for their 2019 tour, featuring work from award-winning choreographers Hagit Yakira, Fabio Liberti and Jorge Crecis.

The company is made up of 13 powerful dancers from across the globe including Canada, Spain, France, the USA and the UK. Join the ensemble as they embark on a deeply personal and collaborative journey in celebration of life, death and the challenges in between.

Each young mover, on the cusp of their professional career, brings humour, enjoyment and warmth to the stage as they perform these three vastly diverse pieces.

Please note: ‘Singing’, one of the three episodes from Jorge Crecis’s work 9 Minutes, will be presented in our theatre lobby 10 minutes before you are welcomed into Riley Theatre to take your seats. The music and voice composition are by two EDGE dancers, Jocelyn Mah and John Sawney. Please make sure you arrive early enough to share, listen and enjoy the space with the company.

EDGE is the postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School, under the artistic direction of Jeanne Yasko.


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About the choreographers

Hagit Yakira

For EDGE, Hagit has created Sea of Details, a work that reveals hidden details through repetition, opening up a universe of endless possibilities through subtle variations in movement. 13 dancers consider the beauty in the everyday, lying in waiting to be discovered.

Award-winning Israeli choreographer Hagit has a PhD in Choreography from Trinity Laban. In 2007 she founded Hagit Yakira Dance Company which has since toured the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Israel. So far she has created eight works for her company, including Oh Baby which won first prize in the ‘Kajaani Choreography Competition‘ in Finland in 2009, and Somewhere between a self and another which took second prize in the ‘Burgos New York Choreography Competition‘ (New Dance Trend Category) in Spain in 2007.

Jorge Crecis

Jorge has created a new work for EDGE that demands attention. Created in collaboration with the performers, 9 Minutes presents the final 9 minutes of 9 different characters’ intersecting lives, in a mind-bending, ultimately life-affirming rollercoaster of a work.

Jorge Crecis’ work has been performed in New York, Beijing and London. In 2012, after a career of performing and teaching, Jorge founded Jorge Crecis|SQx, coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk and Rambert.

His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta won best dance piece presented in Cuba in 2017. In 2014 Jorge also co-founded min tala, a Pan-Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool in areas of conflict in the Middle East. In 2018 Jorge was awarded a PhD by Goldsmiths (University of London) for cutting-edge methodology to locate and train stage presence.

Fabio Liberti

Fabio Liberti’s work is known for its sharp, staccato movement. His newest piece, Me, My Selfie and I, created for EDGE’s 2019 tour, examines selfie culture and our relationship with social media.

Fabio Liberti’s works have been performed at numerous venues and festivals across the world, with commissions for Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (Texas) and Mainfranken Theater Würzburg (Germany).

His choreography has won him several prizes including 1st prize at the International Choreographic Contest Warsaw Zawirowania Dance 2016 (Poland) with the piece Let’s Du-et; 1st prize at Skopje DansLab International Competition 2017 (Macedonia) and more recently 1st prize at Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2018 (Holland).