London Contemporary Dance School

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Mark Bruce Company - Macbeth

Alumni round-up – February 2018

Alumni on stage

Resolution 2018, the annual dance festival for emerging artists at The Place, continues until 23 February. This month’s programme features new work from dance school graduates:

  • Anders Duckworth (LCDS) presents Well Lit with Duckworth & Persson on Saturday 3 February.
  • Arielle Smith (Rambert) presents Lots of Varied Expectations on Wednesday 14 February.
  • Living Room Circus (National Centre for Circus Arts) present The Penguin and I on Saturday 17 February.
  • Retrospect Dance Theatre – Christopher Thomas and Hannah McGlashon – (Rambert) present In Light of Those You Love, also on Saturday 17 February.
  • Sara Augieras (LCDS) presents Paris Texas on Tuesday 20 February.
  • Joss Carter (NSCD) presents Anatomy of the Heart, also on Tuesday 20 February.

Lost Dog Dance premieres Juliet and Romeo’s guide to a long and happy marriage at Battersea Arts Centre from 14 – 24 February. Choreographer and dancer Ben Duke (LCDS) performs the duet with fellow graduate Solène Weinachter. Juliet and Romeo transfers to The Place from 27 February – 3 March.

Rambert School alumnus Mark Bruce presents his latest dance theatre production Macbeth, this month touring to DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, 8 – 9 February, and coming to Wilton’s Music Hall on 23 February. The company is entirely composed of Rambert School graduates: Eleanor Duval, Jonathan Goddard, Jordi Calpe Serrats, Stephen Berkeley-White, Carina Howard, Hannah McGlashon, Dominic Rocca, Christopher Thomas, and Daisy West.

Motionhouse are on tour with dance-circus production Charge, performing this month in the UK (Chester, Swansea), and in Europe (Germany and Denmark). The company features dancers Junior Cunningham, Chris Knight, Daniel Massarella, Rebecca Williams, Aaron Watkinson (NSCD), Martina Knight, Alasdair Stewart, and Naomi Tadevossian (LCDS).

National Dance Company Wales are on tour with Terra Firma, performing this month in Cardiff, Huddersfield, Taunton, and Brecon. The company features dancers Camille Giraudeau (LCDS), Robert Bridger, Ed Myhill and Mathew Prichard (Rambert).

Jeremy Irons (BOVTS) stars in Long Day’s Journey Into Night at Wyndham’s Theatre until 7 April.

Naeem Hayat and Sarah Quist (RADA) feature in The Captive Queen at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre from 2 February – 4 March.

Byron Mondahl and Whitney Kehinde (BOVTS) feature in the RSC’s Hamlet, on tour until 31 March.

Joseph Chance (LAMDA), Oliver Bennett and Esther Coles (RADA) feature in Booby’s Bay at the Finborough Theatre, until 24 February.

Will Kelly (BOVTS) features in Cyril’s Success at the Finborough Theatre from 4 – 20 February.

Rochenda Sandall (RADA) features in Gundog at the Royal Court, playing until 10 March.

Julie Hesmondhalgh (LAMDA) stars in The Almighty Sometimes at the Royal Exchange, Manchester from 9 – 24 February. Norah Lopez Holden (RADA) joins the cast.

Erin Doherty (BOVTS), Thusitha Jayasundera and Letty Thomas (RADA) feature in The Divide at the Old Vic from 1 February.

Joseph Balderrama, Tom Riley (LAMDA) and Aiden McArdle (RADA) feature in Dry Powder at Hampstead Theatre until 3 March.

Anisha Fields (BOVTS) is Designer for Macbeth at the Tobacco Factory from 22 February – 7 April. Simon Armstrong and Laura Waldren (BOVTS) feature in the cast.

Sophie Stone (RADA) and Rose Wardlaw (LAMDA) feature in Jubilee at the Lyric Hammersmith from 15 February – 10 March.

Harry Kershaw, Nicholas Lumley (BOVTS), Geoffrey Lumb (RADA), and Orlando Wells (LAMDA) feature in This House, West Yorkshire Playhouse and touring from 23 February.

Rory Kinnear (LAMDA) stars in Macbeth at the National Theatre from 26 February. Joining the cast are Nadia Albina (LAMDA), Michael Balogun, Parth Thakerar (RADA) and Hauk Pattison (National Centre for Circus Arts).

Jonathan Hyde and Daniel Rigby (RADA) star in Frost/Nixon at Sheffield Theatres from 21 February – 17 March.

Alumni on screen

Michelle Fox (BOVTS) joins the cast of BBC One’s Casualty as a new doctor from Saturday 3 February. See Michelle talking about her new role on Facebook here:

Sam Claflin (LAMDA) stars in First World War drama Journey’s End, in cinemas from 2 February.

Daniel Day-Lewis (BOVTS) stars in drama Phantom Thread, set in London’s couture world of the 1950s, in cinemas from 2 February.

Sally Hawkins (RADA) stars in fantasy drama The Shape of Water, in cinemas from 14 February.


[Image top: Macbeth by Mark Bruce Company]