MADHEAD is choreographed and conceived by Botis Seva directly with NYDC dancers, whose ages range from 15 to 24. It draws on the robust, exuberant and impulsive energy of youth culture to put the thoughts and feelings of today’s youngsters centre stage.
Seva, who grew up in Dagenham, is all about abstract movement, free expression and idiosyncratic style. He established his hip-hop dance theatre collective Far From The Norm in May 2009 and has been collecting accolades and acclaim as a dancer and choreographer ever since.
As the 2018/19 guest artistic director for the NYDC, Seva is following in the footsteps of leading choreographers including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sharon Eyal, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Akram Khan.
Each year, NYDC gives a new line-up of budding dancers the opportunity to work alongside a team of industry professionals during four residencies to create, develop and rehearse a bespoke piece.
Now in its seventh year, the current intake comprises 38 dancers – 28 newcomers and ten returning dancers from previous cohorts.
Their one-off performance at Sadler’s Wells, NYDC’s host organisation, is the culmination of a nationwide tour which will give these immensely gifted young dancers the opportunity to show off their talent through the UK.
Seva’s choreographic style combined with the company's youthful energy suggests that NYDC's MADHEAD will result in an enthralling and energetic evening of dance.
|What||National Youth Dance Company/Botis Seva, MADHEAD, Sadler's Wells|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
On 19 Jul 19, 19:30 Dur TBC
|Price||££12 (concessions £6)|
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|