Innovations Dance Platform

One of Scotland’s leading platforms for contemporary dance returns with its summer 2022 edition on 3rd & 4th June at The Studio Edinburgh!

Innovations Dance Platform

About Innovations Dance Platform

One of Scotland’s leading platforms for contemporary dance returns with its summer 2022 edition.

Innovations Dance Platform will host a weekend of both Scottish and International dance work from 03-04 June 2022 at The Studio, Capital Theatres, Edinburgh. This first edition of the year celebrates the return of creativity, collaboration, and resilience as four companies present new, exciting work on the Edinburgh stage. Making this a must-see event for dance lovers.

This international programme features performances from:

The Lost Movement Company:
Based in Milan, Italy under artistic direction of Nicolò Abbattista to present their latest work, ‘Sehnsucht’. The performance tries to overcome the choreographic case itself, through an instant composition that becomes different every time. The dancers enter the choreographic case made on space and time, with their own movement vocabulary, to write different relations, different choreographies, searching for contact with the other, reconciliation, union. The movement flow in which the performers immerse themselves evolves and slowly reveals the internal relationships: the dancers question their limits, paying constant attention to the group, the changes, the instant reactions.

Penny Chivas:
Presenting her newest work ‘Footprint’, Glasgow based dance artist Penny Chivas will take audiences on a journey through her practice passion for climate activism through the arts.
'Footprint' is a new work-in-progress dance piece combining movement, text and visuals, made not only in response to the climate crisis, but in reference to how phrases can be turned around to take on other meanings and ultimately draw us away from engaging meaningfully, and with care and love for our natural world. This work follows her previous Scottish tour with her acclaimed work, Burnt Out.

Ascension Dance Company:
A highlight of this edition will see the creative flair of Coventry based choreographer Ashley Jordan as his company present ‘Resilient’. This dynamic duet that is reflective on the coronavirus pandemic, the collective strength of humanity and the loss felt by the UK creative industry. Exploring themes of struggle, passion, and adaptability through movement as you see two people work tirelessly to find a sense of hope and salvation despite the current circumstance. The work looks to honestly reflect on the sense of despair felt by the arts industry and draws on elements of touch and the nationally felt need to just experience a hug with our friends, family and loved one.

Peter Twyman Dance:
Edinburgh based choreographer and educator Peter Twyman premieres ‘Rewind – Move’ This new work is the product of creative experimentation into dancers’ movement and habitual process when creating. The project has also formed an inquiry into the individuality of dancers when rehearsing set phrases of movement and responses to aural scores. Rewind-Move is a dynamic performance grounded in contemporary practice by navigating stylistic habitual patterns of Ballet and Jazz.

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform is independently produced by Dance Horizons, Edinburgh.

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