About - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Physically ambitious, strikingly original dance.

In 2022 VERVE restages Vertical Road by AKRAM KHAN – an award-wining work by one of the world’s most renowned choreographers, and perform two bold new commissions by acclaimed international artists SITA OSTHEIMER and ALESANDRA SEUTIN.

VERVE comprises fourteen dancers, trained at some of the world’s leading conservatoires. Each year the company commissions choreographers from all over the world to create an artistically distinct, physically daring and engaging programme of dance work.

See repertoire for a list of choreographers who have previously worked with the company.

VERVE is the internationally touring postgraduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD).

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