About - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Physically ambitious, strikingly original dance.

In 2022 SITA OSTHEIMER will return to VERVE to create a new work following the success of NOBODY ‘CEPT YOU in 2018. VERVE’s incredible dancers  will also create a brand new work by ALESANDRA SEUTIN, artistic director of VOCAB DANCE, and finally the company will restage an excerpt of the iconic VERTICAL ROAD by Akram Khan.

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.

Choreographers who have previously worked with the company include, Botis Seva, Maxine Doyle, Caroline Finn, Noa Zuk, Lali Ayguade, Ben Duke, Lenka Vagnerova, Douglas Thorpe, Joan Clevillé, Anton Lachky, Lea Anderson, Ben Wright, Mari Carrasco and Hannes Langolf.

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

Meet the company

The company tours extensively to venues and festivals across the UK and internationally, in recent years performing in Austria, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, and Switzerland.

VERVE is committed to broadening access to the performance work of the company, and delivers workshops and residencies, and participates in artistic exchanges alongside performances.

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