Alumni Andrew Gardiner & Rob Anderson awarded DanceCity commissions - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Thursday 11th March 2021, 5:02pm Alumni Andrew Gardiner & Rob Anderson awarded DanceCity commissions


NSCD alumni Andrew Gardiner (PPS) and Rob Anderson (BA & VERVE16) have recently been awarded early-stage commissions by DanceCity. The commissions form part of an annual round of investment into artists based in the North East, offering support in the form of commissions, awards and bursaries.

Rob will be developing his first full-length solo Buckle Up, which follows the story of a man and his car, from their first drive all the way to the scrapyard and old age.

Adam's work in progress Would You Adam and Eve It?, conceived with Donna Lennard, explores mankind's ability to both create and annihilate. The piece uses dark humour to merge the story of Genesis with AI humanoids.

Rob is an independent dance artist based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has worked with artists such as Anton Lachky, Gary Clark, Renaud Wiser, Avatara Ayuso, Anthony Lo-Giudice and Josh Hawkins and teaches contemporary and breaking. Adam is co-creator of dance theatre company Society of Strays, and has toured internationally for award-winning companies and artists including Protein Dance, BalletLorent, Bgroup, Riccardo Buscarini, Curious Seed, Simon McBurney, Joan Clevillé Dance, Zoielogic, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and KSO.

NSCD alumna Sadé Alleyne formed part of the DanceCity selection panel, and said: “I’m thankful for this opportunity to give artists a voice and I’m truly happy to be a part of this encouraging and enlightening experience. I am ... excited for the new, creative, diverse and groundbreaking ideas that will flourish within the next couple of years."

To read more about the commissions, click here.