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Bridging the Void

Bridging the Void is an exciting dance/film production performed by the fast-rising UK dance company Experiential and devised and choreographed by accompaniments artistic director and resident film-maker Rachel Johnson. Designed simultaneously to intrigue,mesmerize and entertain, Bridging the Void features a dramatic movement vocabulary performed by three dancers, Clélia Vuille, Eleanor Palmer and Gabi Serani, some exquisite footage of sunrises shot by film-maker Jonathan Binks and a haunting, original score composed by James Welland. Bridging the Void is a perfect collaboration between choreographer, dancers, film-maker and composer, and is destined to become an audience favourite.

‘Since the founding of Experiential two years ago,’says Rachel, ‘its development has been quite rapid; much of that is due to the ambition and skills of the artists I’ve been working with and to the sheer joy of working with such creative people. I’m very excited about touring Bridging the Void in 2016. I think audiences will takeaway many different things from their experience.’

Bridging the Void was performed at the Birley Centre on 29 April 2016.

Rambert Dance Company Residency

The College works closely with Rambert Dance Company, running workshops and residencies which are open to local schools. Each November there is a three-day residency linked to a current piece of repertoire. Teacher training opportunities are also provided. The Company has also worked with the Eastbourne College Rugby 1st XV and their coaches! Please contact Linda Salway, Heads of Creative Arts Development, if you would like to know more about how the College works with Rambert.

Recent activities have included workshops with animateur Hannah Lockyer for Rambert Dance Company, who has continued to develop dance with local schools. 

Lindy Dunbar was artist in residence again and mentored some aspiring textiles students learning how to draw the figure with movement.

Rambert Dance Company Residency 2014: Rooster

The repertoire in 2014 was the 'Rooster' which is also toured the UK. There was a workshop for teachers followed by two and a half days of rehearsals with a company of young people to produce a new piece of contemporary dance. This was performed to an invited audience.

Rambert, the national company for contemporary dance, is the most distinctive and most creative working in Britain today. Underpinning all their work is a passion to inspire audiences with the ideas, excitement and joy of this contemporary and collaborative art form and we are privileged to have them work alongside us each year.

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