23 September 2019
Dance teacher Kirsty Thornton explains what the second year Dance students got up to on their trip to London:
Dance students had a fantastic opportunity to travel to London to enhance and enrich their learning in preparation for their exams. The students visited the iconic Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the home of British contemporary dance, to see the English National Ballet perform ‘Giselle’, choreographed by the renowned Akram Khan. Khan is a British-Bangladeshi contemporary dance choreographer who has played a huge part in developing and supporting contemporary dance in Britain, which is an area of study the students investigate in their A Level qualification. The students study Khan’s choreographic style and have so far analysed ‘Zero Degrees’ (2005) and ‘Dust’ (2014) which was his first collaboration with the English National Ballet. After watching ‘Giselle’, the students were immediately able to discuss it in relation to their studies, and it was such a wonderful opportunity to experience the live performance which boasted incredible technical ability, a full live orchestra, and a magnificent use of revolving stage design.
The students also enjoyed exploring and shopping in Covent Garden and Leicester Square afterwards, and we even squeezed in a trip to The Royal Academy of Art to see Antony Gormley’s retrospective private collection!
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