Postgraduate

EDGE 2018

Students with EDGE, the postgraduate dance company of London Contemporary Dance School, worked with four choreographers to create newly commissioned and restaged work. These works were performed and toured throughout the UK and Europe in 2018.

Beginning in September 2017, the company spent four weeks with each of the choreographers to create or restage, develop and rehearse each piece to performance standard. The four choreographers for the Spring 2018 tour were:

  • Philippe Blanchard, independent choreographer
  • Ben Wright, Artistic Co Director at Candoco Dance Company, Artistic Director/choreographer at bgroup and Associate choreographer of Skånes Dansteater in Sweden
  • Tamsin Fitzgerald, Artistic Director/choreographer and founder of 2Faced Dance
  • Athina Vahla, choreographer, lecturer and honorary researcher at Rhodes University Drama Department

"The whole cast had strong technique and style and some of the performers were exceptional. Had this been a professional company's bill, I would not have been disappointed."

- Dancing Times

EDGE dance company 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 professional improvisational work or site-specific choreography. This allows further collaboration with dance organisations and artists across the industry.

Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko
Company & Production Manager Carly Hook
Communications Manager Katie Paling
Press Manager Sorcha Hunter
Head of Costume (job share) Sharon Coleman
Head of Costume (job share) Sara Rowlands
Senior Costume Technician Frances Morris
Lighting Designer Lucy Hansom

"Graduate Performers that are fresh and exciting to watch"
- Dance Expression