At the Riley Theatre

verve | premiere 2024
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Friday 1st March 2024 - Saturday 2nd March 2024

See where dance is right now, and where it may go next.

VERVE presents a breathtaking triple bill performed by 18 exceptional dancers.

Artistic Director Matteo Marfoglia's debut creation for the company 'A Field of Beauty' is a visually-stunning and virtuosic work celebrating individuality, uniqueness and freedom of expression.

Los Angeles-born, Berlin-based choreographer Joy Alpuerto Ritter has crafted a character-driven work exploring the intricate dynamics of family relationships, questioning what lies beneath the surface of a family portrait.

Rounding off the triple bill, acclaimed French collective (LA)HORDE present a restaging of People used to die – originally created for the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance in 2014. Taking inspiration from the European movement ‘Jumpstyle’, the work is an explosive and unrelenting test of physical endurance for the dancers.



Tickets:£15 (£12)


VERVE is the internationally touring company of NSCD and comprises eighteen talented dancers trained at some of the world’s leading conservatoires, each on the cusp of their professional careers. Every year the company commissions choreographers from all over the world to create an artistically distinct, physically daring, and boundary-pushing programme of dance work.