Excerpts from Anjali Dance Company press launch and showing of work in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall. This included a showing of classic and developing Anjali work:
Existing works 'The Reflection' by Aya Kobayashi, and 'Second Skin', choreographed by Nick Mckerrow, Aya Kobayashi and Nicole Thomson, as well as outcomes of recent research and development work with Gary Clarke and Lea Anderson.
Lea Anderson was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' and used a short clip of the film to create 3 dimensional samples in this excerpt of research. Gary Clarke was fascinated by Beethoven's extraordinary life, and created a piece in developement which takes a look at Beethoven through touching yet darkly humorous short sketches.
Dancers: Mark Barber, Hannah Dempsey, Daisy Garrett, Alex Hyde, Jason Manito and Nick Mckerrow.
Resident Dance Artist: Aya Kobayashi
Founder and Artistic Director of Anjali Dance Company: Nicole Thomson
With thanks to: Ana Barbour, Ruth Williams, Steve Blake, Gwen Van Spijk, The Southbank Centre, The Mill Arts Centre, Anjali board members, anonymous donors and Anjali volunteers.