The innovative new commission is sure to embody Eyal’s signature style, so we can expect to see the young cast conveying extreme emotions through stylised movement.
Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal is indisputably an in-demand dance-maker at present. Recently announced as a new Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Eyal is not only busy mentoring the 2017/18 NYDC cohort through the creation and performance of her new piece but also collaborating with Rambert’s junior ensemble, Rambert2, to stage her 2009 work Killer Pig later this year.
Nurturing aside, Eyal, who founded her own company L-E-V in 2013, was one of the featured choreographers in Ballet British Columbia’s recent programme at Sadler’s Wells, so she has really hit the big time of late.
Used To Be Blonde boasts music composed by Eyal’s long-time collaborator Ori Lichtik, lighting by Alon Cohen and costumes designed by Maayan Goldman.
The NYDC dancers have been guided through four demanding residencies to create, rehearse and develop the work for its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells. This will have given them an invaluable insight into the dance profession.
Indeed, there is no need to make allowances for youth at an NYDC production - the company has a reputation for producing challenging, high quality work performed by dedicated, daring dancers.
Eyal’s choreography should push this year’s youngsters to their limits, resulting in a mesmerising experience for both the dancers themselves and audiences.
|What||National Youth Dance Company/Sharon Eyal, Used To Be Blonde|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
On 07 Apr 18, 19:30 Dur.: TBC
|Price||£12 (concessions £6)|
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Well website|