At the Riley Theatre
Adventurous. Athletic. Absorbing. In 2019 VERVE presents an ambitious programme of bold new dance work created by internationally-acclaimed and award-winning choreographers Joan Clevillé (Catalonia), Maxine Doyle (UK) and Ben Wright (UK), alongside a restaging of Shutdown by Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof (Israel).
Experience an evening of physically charged and refreshingly original dance, performed by dance artists on the cusp of their professional careers. See where dance is right now, and where it may go next.
The company comprises thirteen exceptional dancers, trained at some of the world’s leading conservatories. This year, as well as dancers from the UK, VERVE includes dancers from Chile, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, and Uruguay; creating a truly international dance company. VERVE is the postgraduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) and is led by Artistic Director Matthew Robinson.
“captivating, superbly energetic” The State of the Arts
Known for his poignant, humorous and emotionally arresting work crossing the boundaries between dance and theatre, Joan Clevillé is artistic director of dance company, Joan Clevillé Dance.
Maxine Doyle, associate director of the internationally renowned PUNCHDRUNK, brings her cinematic, daring, physically driven vision of dance to VERVE.
Artistic Co-Director of Candoco Dance Company and director of bgroup, Ben Wright creates work in opera, theatre and dance. Physically sumptuous and poetic, humanity and storytelling lie at the heart of his practice.
Finally, choreographer Noa Zuk (former Batsheva Dance Company artist) and Ohad Fishof restage their work Shutdown, originally created for Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau/wee dance company. Expect pulsating rhythm, emotional delicacy and fierce physical precision.Book Now