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Ballet Theatre UK and Tring Park School set up joint touring company

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Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire and professional company Ballet Theatre UK have launched a touring dance company to showcase final year students at the college.

Encore Dance Company will collaborate with choreographers from companies including Wayne McGregor Random Dance and AD Dance Company to produce new works and revivals.

This year, for its inaugural tour, there will be six premieres including a piece from Random Dance associate producer Odette Hughes.

Led by Christopher Moore, artistic director of Ballet Theatre UK, the new company will act as a platform for graduating dance pupils.

Moore said it would also enable the dancers to learn how a company operates and give them the opportunity to see the creative process.

“The goal of Encore is to make the students as employable as possible because within a dance context it’s fantastic when dancers can do a brilliant ballet classes, for example, but when they are working creatively with a choreographer to make work it’s a totally different process,” said Moore.

“This is the first time that a collaboration of this type has happened at this level. We’ve made a conscious effort to bring in choreographers who are working in a high profile part of the industry.”

The Encore tour begins on May 4 at the Theatr Mwldan in west Wales. It will then visit other locations such as Nottingham and Birmingham before ending at Sadler’s Wells in London on May 24.

 

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