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Press Release Dance Umbrella and the
Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Dance Umbrella 2002, London's 24th festival of contemporary dance, features performances from five previous Jerwood Choreography Award winners. CAROL BROWN DANCES
Mon 30 Sep - Wed 2 Oct The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre
Following the success of Machine for Living at GDA last year, Dance Umbrella presents a double bill from Carol Brown in promenade. In collaboration with architect Stewart Dodd, choreographer Carol Brown sites the sensual duet Nerve within an architectural structure. The programme is completed by a showing of the film Idea of Sea by Carol Brown and Tobin Rothlein, shot on location in Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
In 1999 Carol Brown was the winner of a Jerwood Choreography Award, which supported the initial creation of Nerve. BEDLAM DANCE COMPANY
Fri 4 - Sat 5 Oct The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Bedlam Dance Company perform Flexible Shorts, a collection of old favourites and new commissions including Short Term by David Dorfman, Jamie Watton's trio Lifelong and artistic director Yael Flexer's witty signature work, Yes?
In 1997 Yael Flexer was the winner of a Jerwood Choreography Award. CHARLES LINEHAN COMPANY
Tue 22 - Wed 23 Oct The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre
Charles Linehan Company performs a double-bill of Linehan choreography. His latest piece, a duet entitled Grand Junction is a Dance Umbrella commission and is presented alongside a new and re-worked version of Speak, Memory, one of last year's festival commissions.
In 1998 Charles Linehan was the winner of a Jerwood Choreography Award. AKRAM KHAN COMPANY
Thu 24 - Fri 25 Oct Queen Elizabeth Hall
Akram Khan Company perform a triple-bill of contrasting choreographies: the solo Loose in Flight, the trio Rush and the quintet, Related Rocks. Blending Kathak with contemporary dance, Akram Khan, a Dance Umbrella favourite is fast developing a world-wide reputation for his beautiful and compelling dance works.
In 1999 Akram Khan was the winner of a Jerwood Choreography Award. WALKER DANCE & PARK MUSIC
Tue 29 - Wed 30 Oct The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre
Walker Dance & Park Music perform a triple-bill of Fin Walker's work, including the brand new trio, The Self. Also performed are the solo Moment to Moment and the physically demanding quintet, The 3 of Us.
In 1999 Fin Walker was the winner of a Jerwood Choreography Award, which supported the initial creation of The 3 of Us. AWARDS:
The Jerwood Choreography Awards offer a rare opportunity to identify and celebrate the excellence and commitment of young dance artists in this country.
"Dance and drama are at the forefront of our support for the arts and young people. The Choreography Awards pump oxygen into the creation of new work and enthuse the young choreographers and their dancers."
Alan Grieve, Chairman, Jerwood Charitable Foundation
The Jerwood Choreography Awards are a joint initiative between the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Arts Council of England. They are different from other awards in that they encourage a degree of experimentation to further choreographic development within a structured and supportive environment. Previous winners include:
Carol Brown Yael Flexer
Philipp Gehmacher Matthew Hart
Matthew Hawkins Stephen Hughes
Akram Khan Charles Linehan
Liv Lorent Henri Oguike
Tom Sapsford Luca Silvestrini & Bettina Strickler
Ted Stoffer William Tuckett
Jasmin Vardimon Fin Walker
This year's Jerwood Choreography Award winners will be announced and presented by Adam Cooper on Sunday 20 October at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2 at 6pm. The Awards Ceremony will feature performances by past Award Winners Akram Khan, Charles Linehan and William Tuckett. Ralf Ralf are the Masters of Ceremony. Three awards in total will be presented, one for £17,000 and two for £8,500. PROMS:
Jerwood Proms: 'Stand Up For Dance' is back!
Last year Dance Umbrella's 'Stand Up For Dance' initiative allowed over 4,000 people to enjoy the world's best contemporary dance companies at Sadler's Wells, for just £5 per standing place. This year, with the generous support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Dance Umbrella presents the Jerwood Proms.
Jerwood Proms tickets, at £5 each, are available for three of the world's most exciting dance companies performing at London's leading dance house, Sadler's Wells:
Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project (Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct)
Richard Alston Dance Company (Tue 15 - Wed 16 Oct)
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's Rosas (Fri 18 - Sat 19 Oct)
The Jerwood Proms allows unprecedented access to these events young people, seasoned festival fans and those who may fancy trying something new. Anyone can buy a Jerwood Proms ticket for £5, although advance booking is highly recommended. The standard top price tickets for these events range from £22 to £38. Tickets are currently on sale. To book a place call Sadler's Wells Ticket Office 020 7863 8000.
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding and sponsorship of the arts, education, design and other areas of human endeavour and excellence. As well as the Choreographic Awards the Jerwood Charitable Foundation supports a series of other initiatives including the Jerwood Painting Prize, the Jerwood Applied Arts Award and, with its parent foundation, the creation and support of the Jerwood Space in central London, a unique resource housing rehearsal facilities, the Jerwood Gallery and Café 171.
Jerwood Choreography Awards
For the £17,000 Award, any choreographer based in the UK with five years professional choreographic experience is eligible to apply. For the £8,500 Awards, any choreographer aged 35 or under with three years professional choreographic experience is eligible to apply.
Dance Umbrella has been appointed Managing Agent for the Awards scheme and will provide moral and administrative support for the choreographers throughout the process.
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