NYB’s Choreographic Challenge 2020

NYB’s Choreographic Challenge 2020

The past few months have been a difficult time for us all and we hope you are all keeping safe and well. The team at NYB have reimagined how we can continue to inspire and nurture the dancers of the future, during this challenging time.

In August, Bouncing Back, our first interactive online weekend of masterclasses, saw fifty participants enjoy workshops from Denzil Bailey, Nick Evans, Carrie Johnson and Charlie Brittain. Click here to watch a short film about what happened during the weekend.

Over the past couple of months we have been holding our Choreographic Challenge. There’s still time to join the Challenge – find out more below.

This month is #BlackHistoryMonth, and NYB is spotlighting one ballet artist each week to celebrate the role black artists have played in ballet history worldwide. Join us on our InstagramTwitter and Facebook pages as we celebrate an artist each week who has made a unique contribution to ballet and overcome the challenges they have faced because of their race.

It’s not too late to enter NYB’s Choreographic Challenge 2020

Young dancers are challenged to create a one-minute piece of choreography inspired by the theme of re-emergence.
Dancers can select one of four specially commissioned pieces of music by young composer Nicola Chang and respond creatively.

Over the past month we’ve been holding weekly zoom workshops focusing on a particular aspect of the choreographic process. Sign up now and you’ll be sent links to recordings of each of the workshops. The closing date for submissions to the Choreographic Challenge is 5pm, Friday 9 October.

We’re thrilled that Sir Matthew Bourne and Etta Murfitt will be part of the judging panel for the Choreographic Challenge, alongside Marcelino Sambé who will be the judge for the Musicality Award!

Choreographic Challenge – More Info