Thursday 9th November 2023, 2:47pm VERVE 25 Programme announced


Applications to be part of VERVE 25 are now open. Create brand new work with international choreographers and their collaborators. Tour across the UK, grow your artistry with VERVE Curriculum Lead Matteo Marfoglia and a variety of guest artists, develop teaching skills and participate in exchanges with peers.

Next year (2024/25) the company will present work by:




Our search for a diverse company of dancers from all backgrounds begins now.

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VERVE is the postgraduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance and all dancers are enrolled on the School’s MA in Contemporary Dance Performance.

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Hear from Artistic Director, Matteo Marfoglia

“In 2024/25 we welcome three international choreographers with a variety of different backgrounds in dance. 

Firstly, Israeli choreographer Bosmat Nossan will create a new work for the entire company. Bosmat danced for many years with Batsheva Dance Company and Inbal Pinto, and she has been presenting her own work across the world. Bosmat’s work is inspired by science fiction, comics, and surrealist art.

Secondly, we invite Luca Signoretti to create a new work for the whole company which will combine his interest in extreme physicality and telling stories on stage. Luca previously danced with Tanz Luzerner Theater and has recently choreographed for the company as well as Regensburg Theater and National Theater Mannheim.

Finally, I am delighted to continue the ongoing collaboration between VERVE and Sattva Ninja. Sattva has already been on a creative journey with VERVE by being part of the Research Commission artist programme in 2022 and 2023. I am excited for Sattva to bring their knowledge of commercial settings, such as the tv show Legendary as well as being a leading artist in Ballroom culture, to a group of contemporary dancers on UK stages. 

We recognise each dancer has their unique skills and experiences to offer and support them in exploring their unique potential rigorously. Alongside working with choreographers, VERVE works with exceptional practitioners across many movement practices in the development of their artistry.

I am delighted by the success of our VERVE alumni, witnessing their growth and forging themselves as dance artists of the future. I am also excited to have curated a programme of three young artists with a wide breadth of knowledge in their artistry but still bring a curiosity in developing their choreographic practice, and I am grateful for the new VERVE dancers to be able to experience that together.”

Bosmat Nossan

Bosmat Nossan is a choreographer and dancer. Her work originates from an attraction to the unnatural, the exaggerated and the stylized. She is inspired by science fiction, comics, and surrealist art. Bosmat is former dancer of the Batsheva Dance Company and the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Polak Dance Company. Currently she is the Director of Teacher Training at Gaga. Bosmat teaches and presents her work in various venues and festivals in Israel and across the world.



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Luca Signoretti

Luca Signoretti was born in Pesaro, Italy, and began studying dance in his home country before joining Ballet Junior de Genève in 2006. In 2009, he moved to Lucerne and became a dancer with Tanz Luzerner Theater.

Following his active dance career, he then turned to choreography. In 2013, he was a finalist in the 27th International Choreographic Competition Hannover, and three years later he received the Pretty Creatives Award from the North West Dance Project in Oregon, USA.

Additional accolades followed, including both second place and the Production Award at the 11th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. In 2019, he was semi-finalist at the Rotterdam International Duets Choreography Competition (RIDCC). His first short dance film was nominated by the Student Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2020. He completed a master’s degree in choreography at the Zurich University of the Arts and is now Artistic Director of the new Choreographers in Residence platform.

In 2021, he founded the Signoretti Dance Company, which went on tour in Switzerland as part of Tanzfaktor in 2022. He regularly teaches improvisation classes in Zurich at Tanzwerk101, Zurich University of the Arts and Nuova officina della Danza in Torino.

Luca has been commissioned to create work for Luzern Theater, Regensburg Theater and National Theater Mannheim. In 2020, Luca joined the new dance company rooted in Switzerland and founded by choreographers Cathy Marston and Ihsan Rustem.

Sattva Ninja

Sattva (they), is a Vietnamese, Germany-Born interdisciplinary artist based in London, who is also widely known as Sattva Ninja representing the Ballroom Culture for the past decade.

Their artistry is known world wide for their mystical, geometrical and in depth approach to movements and storytelling in connection with sound, which have gotten them opportunities to work with international brands and artists like Janelle Monáe, Meghan Thee Stallion, Louboutin, Joy Crookes, Mercedes Benz and more.

‘’I am super excited to be commissioned for VERVE25. Creating together a meaningful piece is always an exciting process for me and I’m happy to do this with VERVE25 and continue my relationship with the company.”

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