A 10 minute dance film commissioned by English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Dance Theatre Wales which featured sixty participants of mixed experience aged 14 to 18 from the three countries and incorporating ballet, parkour and contemporary forms.
Dancing Parallel drew its inspiration from the contrasting environments of the participants’ home cities in Aberdeen, Cardiff and London.
The programme is completed with a beautiful film by Nic Sandiland in which three groups of young dancers from England, Scotland and Wales leap around with chairs. There are hints of Lloyd Newson to the movement material, which is energetic and physical, and the film is a welcome reminder of the quality of youth dance work taking place in all three GB nations. LondonDance.com
Video (complete film)
2012 Brazilian Embassy, London
2012 Theatre Royal, Glasgow
2012 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
2012 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London
Director & Editor: Nic Sandiland
2nd Camera: Jack Webber
Production Manager: Beth Wood
Choreography: Emma-Jane McHenry, Lorraine Jamieson, Jem Treays, Laura Harvey, Danielle Jones, Hayley Arundel
Parkour Artist: Chris Grant
Musician: Andy Thomas-Evans
(for full cast, crew and funders see credits at end of film)