Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London
7 January– 31 January 2011

Since 2001, the relationship between the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and The Wapping Project has been a richly creative partnership which has resulted in more than 100 commissions ranging from choreography, photography, jazz and new music, film making, installation and fashion and has thrust many of it commissionees into the centre of London’s cultural life. It would not be a proper celebration of our last decade without acknowledging the riches of this particular relationship and underscoring it with a freshly conceived body of work.

Dancing The Decade draws on our long history of commissioning and mounting new dance pieces and invites back choreographers Lea Anderson, Shobana Jeyasingh, Luca Silvestrini, and Maresa Von Stockert Maresa.  Long time supporter of The Wapping Project, Wayne McGregor, will challenge with FRONTIERS AND FRAGMENTS short works, fragments, from some of their major pieces, reinvented site specifically in the Boiler House. 

 7 JANUARY, 7.30PM, Tickets £6.00 

The season kicks off with FRONTIERS...'tasters'...from the current third year Dance Theatre students of Trinity Laban. .In 2005 Laban merged with Trinity College of Music to become Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the UK's only conservatoire of music and dance, leading collaboration and exploration across the two art forms and a perfect fit within the JERWOOD: WAPPING picture. An internationally renowned home for professional contemporary dance training, Laban is based in Herzog & DeMeuron’s landmark building in Deptford Creekside 

12 JANUARY, 8.30PM 

Wayne McGregor, Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet and Artistic Director of Random Dance Company, helps us to celebrate the decade with a fragment, a duet, from the celebrated FAR. Wayne McGregor’s anatomy-defying choreography and ground-breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception. It is set to a new score by Ben Frost and danced by Daniela Neugebauer and Paolo Mangiola. Don't miss this FRAGMENT from “one of the most celebrated and sought-after choreographers of his generation” NEW YORK TIMES. 

JANUARY 13, 20, 21, 8.30pm, 22 (two performances 8.OOPM and 9.30pm), JANUARY 24, 25, 8.30pm 29 (two performances 8.00pm and 9.30pm) and 31 January, 8.30pm 

Luca Silvestrini, charismatic Artistic Director of the inimitable Protein Dance, whose many works for Wapping includes the now legendary “boys in towels” (2001), part of the Jerwood Stairworks Series. Luca sets a fragment from TO THE BONE with dancers Thomas Goodwin and Vicki Manderson.

JANUARY 14 & 15, 8.30PM 

Lea Anderson, Artistic Director of the iconic dance troupes The Featherstonehaughs and The Cholmondeleys, returns after 17 years to a now refurbished building, presenting a fragment of The Featherstonehaugh’s 2010 production EDITS, - a work which takes as its starting point the 

rhythm and phrasing of film editing in feature films. The duet is choreographed by Lea Anderson, costumes by Sandy Powell, light and stage design by Simon Corder and music by Steve Blake and Will Saunders. 

 22 JANUARY, 9.00PM 

Shobana Jeyasingh, Artistic Director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dancers, first worked at The Wapping Project during a freezing autumn in 1994. She returns to a more inviting space with a thrilling fragment from FAULTLINE Composer – Scanner, Composer for live voice - Errollyn Wallen, Soprano - Patricia Rozario,  Concept and choreography - Shobana Jeyasingh, Dancers - Nicola Monaco and Emily Absalom, Costume - Ursula Bombshell 

JANUARY 26, 27 and 28 JANUARY (two performances nightly 8.00PM and 9.30pm).  

Maresa Von Stockert whose memorable full-length Grimm Desires packed The Wapping Project nightly for a month in another wonderful Jerwood/Wapping commission,  returns with a FRONTIER piece, a new solo danced by Natalia Thorn. 

Tickets: £15 (Members £10) in advance or on the door; £5 diners for tickets purchased at the table on the night.
Tickets cover the performances each night of FRONTIERS AND FRAGMENTS and include participation in DANCING THE DECADE ON THE DANCE FLOOR – MARK MY CARD 

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station
Wapping Wall, E1W 3SG
Tel. 020 76802080

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