EDge

Katie Webster performing Tony Adigun’s 'Unleashed'. Photo: Ivar Sviestins

Student Companies 17 Duke's Road
WC1H 9PY
Tel: 020 7121 1119 www.theplace.org.uk/edge

Type of Company
The Postgraduate Performance Group of London Contemporary Dance School based at The Place.

Company Policy
EDge offers a group of young artists the opportunity to develop their skills as dance artists in an intensely creative environment.

The members of EDge work across media and styles as contemporary dancers, offering an experience accurately reflecting the breadth of the industry and their futures within it.

A major part of EDge’s activity is to work with high-calibre professional dance choreographers & an artistic director, touring programmes of original work and repertory to venues nationally and internationally. In addition to this touring, EDge engage in a broad variety of other projects exploring the creative process; using dance film, professional improvisational work or site-specific choreography. This allows further collaboration with dance organisations and artists across the industry.

Productions/Repertoire
Energy Excellence Exhilaration Brilliance Passion Creativity Dynamism

Edge 2012 Repertoire
Dances With Purpose, Matthias Sperling
Through Shards, James Wilton
String Quartet Nr. 1, Sasha Waltz, re-staged by Delphine Gaborit
Rite for Richard, Rachel Lopez de la Nieta
Unleashed, Tony Adigun

Tour 2012
The 2012 tour included dates across the UK plus performances at the Danish National School of Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen, at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre and The Firkin Crane in Rep of Ireland, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria and Casa Das Artes, Vila Nova de Famalicao, Braga, Portugal.

EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School, features 12 exceptional dancers on the cusp of their professional careers. With dance that includes high energy, athletic movement, burning political issues and comedy, EDge’s performances showcase some of the most exciting and critically acclaimed young choreographers, and the most promising from a new generation of contemporary dancers.

EDge 2012
Dancers: Tim CJ Chew, Jessica Hatfield, Erin Johnson, Michael Kitchin, Thomas Meyers, Simone Mousset, Alexandra Pickering, Jacquelyn Price, Elisabeth Schilling, Katie Webster, Nicole West, Gracelynn Whyte

Review Extracts
“Graduate Performers that are fresh and exciting to watch” Dance Expression

“Quirky, slick, humourous” The Guardian

“EDge is challenging, delightful and rewarding, and on this evidence, the future of UK dance is very rosy indeed” The Big Issue

“Their breathless order was exhilarating” Dance Europe

“A perfect showcase for these hugely talented young dancers, whose beauty and expertise took my breath away” Maggie Balinger , Gloucestershire Echo 2003.

Contact Details
Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko
Company Manager Helen Holden
The Place
17 Duke’s Road
London WC1H 9PY
Tel: 020 7121 1119
Fax: 020 7121 1145
Email: edge@theplace.org.uk
www.theplace.org.uk/edge

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