Image: Dani Bower One Dance UK, Dancer Zeb Simpson
We are thrilled to be one of four Dance Passion ‘hubs’ hosting performances from a number of companies as part of this year’s landmark event, bringing the best of UK dance to audiences at home.
A celebration of UK dance, Dance Passion is a collaboration between BBC Arts and One Dance UK filmed at ‘hubs’ across the country: Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Sadler’s Wells, Warwick Arts Centre and Theatre Royal Plymouth’s TR2.
Now in its second edition, Dance Passion shines a light on the country’s unique creativity and innovative approach to choreography and performance, in all its forms.
From Tuesday 1 March, tune in to BBC iPlayer and watch work performed at NSCD’s Riley Theatre including:
Vale – Shine On You
Phoenix Dance Theatre – Heart of Chaos, ft. NSCD alumnus Aaron Chaplin
Alumni-led Balbir Singh Company – The Wise Ones
Alumni-led Akram Khan Company – Jungle Book Reimagined in R&D with NSCD students
RJC Dance & DAZL – LS Unity
Simple Cypher – Roll Up Roll Up (filmed in Plymouth)
Northern Ballet – I Am Merlin (film)
We are proud of all our alumni taking part across each of the venues, not to mention the films and interactive experiences that make up this year’s Dance Passion celebrations.
Available now, you can see the short film Flight, co-directed and choreographed by NSCD alumna Jennifer Rooney and Heart Land featuring alumnus Kai Tomioka.
Throughout March, on BBC iPlayer, be sure to watch NSCD alumni in:
And on BBC Taster, explore Interactive Projects Noise (available now) featuring alumna Shelley Eva-Haden and Out Late (available 17 March) with alumni Folu Odimayo and Stuart Waters.
Suzy Klein, BBC Head of Arts and Classical Music TV said:
“Now, more than ever, we need things to celebrate and there’s nothing more joyful and life-affirming than our new, year-long dance showcase. Starting this Spring, we are shining a light on the astonishing wealth of dance talent across the UK, with audiences at home invited to experience the world-class creativity coming out of all four home nations.”
Details of the full Dance Passion lineup (broadcasts, films and interactive projects) can be found here: onedanceuk.org/dancepassion2022/