Image: London Contemporary Dance School
Graduates Olive Hardy (LCDS) and Magnus Westwell (Rambert School) have been announced as Sadler’s Wells Young Associates for 2020-21.
The artist development programme nurtures choreographers under the age of 25 over the course of two years. Four artists will receive a tailored programme of professional development, including support with production time across studios and theatres, advice and networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to present their work.
The aim is to help the young artists take the crucial first step into their career as dance makers, enabling them to deepen their understanding of their own practice and gain valuable insight into dance production.
Olive Hardy graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2019. She is interested in delving further into the creative and collaborative process of dance making and hopes to produce work that resonates with the people who experience it.
Magnus Westwell is a graduate of Rambert School. He is interested in placing contemporary performance art in a variety of different settings and his work has been shown at electronic music festivals, in theatres, clubs, churches and on BBC4.
Olive and Magnus follow in the footsteps of the inaugural Young Associates for 2019-20, including graduates Anthony Matsena (LCDS), Ruby Portus (NSCD), and Christopher Thomas (Rambert School).
[Image: Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William Watson and Magnus Westwell, photography by Camilla Greenwell]