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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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Graduate Dance Company Verve, based at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) in Leeds, have picked up an award in Holland for "Best International Production" following their performance at the 'ITs' festival in Amsterdam.

The famously prickly Gurmit Hukam, the schools director, says in the press release;

"The ITs Award is a fantastic achievement for Verve 08 and the School. The 11 young dancers who make-up Verve and the team behind them have worked extremely hard during the year and this prize acknowledges the high performance standards and professionalism we have reached."

We have a hard time believing he actually said it in that way but that's probably the gist of it. Verve share the award with P.A.R.T.S the ultra hard core training centre for dance in Belgium.

Verve is made up of young dancers, not necessarily from the NSCD, and tours every year with a line up of work from various dance makers. They begin touring again, with a new set of dancers, in February 2009.

You can see two previous productions from Verve right here on Article19 at the links below. More info on the company via NSCD at their website.

[ Verve 07 on Article19 ]
[ Verve 08 on Article19 ]
[ NSCD Website ]

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