At the Riley Theatre, NSCD Events
Witness the next generation of dance artists.
Full of technical physicality and raw power, each collaboration brings a unique angle to this cutting-edge programme. Performed by students on the BA (Hons) degree at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) has a reputation for producing some of the leading names in dance and choreography. Each year the school commissions exciting guest choreographers to make new work that challenges our students, both physically and creatively.
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“Lachky’s choreography is like a pencil flying across the page, producing quick-witted movements that captivate” The Scotsman on Dreamers ★★★★
Following training at M.A.P.A. (the Netherlands) and P.A.R.T.S. (Belgium), Anton Lachky joined Akram Khan Company for the 48-country world tour of MA. He then co-founded Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, producing three internationally touring works before founding his own company.
Anton’s first autonomous creation Mind a Gap (2013) toured globally to critical and public acclaim. He won Best Choreographer at the Griman Awards (Iceland) for A Perfect Day to Dream and was awarded the Culture Minister Alda Gréoli Prize (Belgium) for Cartoon.
Anton has been commissioned by over 15 institutions in the past decade, creating works including Softandhard for Helsinki City Theatre, Heaven is the place for DOT504 (Czech Republic), Kids in a Play for Liberdance (Croatia), and Wonderland for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (Sweden).
NSCD alumnus Barnaby Booth is an award-winning choreographer and lighting designer.
His solo We Do This. We Don’t Talk won a number of prizes at the Stuttgart International Solo Festival and the Gdanski Festival Tanca in Poland, while his other independent works Loyal Prophets to an Indifferent God and How to Read a Dark Screen continue to be performed across Europe, Mexico and the USA to critical acclaim.
He is an associate artist of TRAK Dance Ensemble (Austria), and has received commissions from postgraduate and professional companies including Los Little Guys (USA/Mexico), Dantzaz (Spain), Bodhi Project (Austria) and the English National Opera.
Barnaby’s lighting design credits include work for DeNada Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet, Mavin Khoo, Sita Ostheimer, Bodhi Project and more.
Yukiko Masui is a Tokyo-born dancer, choreographer and rehearsal director whose works have been performed across Europe and Japan.
Her choreographic debut Unbox premiered at The Place, The Guardian’s Sanjoy Roy describing it as “a performance that makes you sit up and pay unwavering attention”. It Takes Two Too toured festivals across the UK, and she has choreographed for various venues including A Little Night Music for Storyhouse in Chester.
Yukiko has danced for Art of Spectra (Sweden), Norrdans (Sweden), Vuyani Dance Theatre (South Africa) and Company Decalage (France), as well as the likes of James Cousins, Rosie Kay, Cathy Waller, Jose Agudo, Tamsin Fitzgerald and Christopher Marney.
Yukiko received the 2017 DanceXchange Choreography Award and the Choreodrome residency at The Place in 2018. She was commissioned by NSCD, DanceXchange and The Place to create Falling Family.