Third Year Company Tours 2018
Published: Tuesday, 07 August 2018 08:31
Third Year Company Tours
Every final year student becomes a member of one of London Studio Centre’s four performing companies – INTOTO Dance (contemporary dance), Images Ballet Company (classical ballet), The Jazz Dance Company (jazz theatre dance) and Seedtime (music theatre). Students work with industry professionals to create their productions, alongside an intense programme of training.
Images Ballet Company
Through May and June, Images Ballet Company 2018 toured their diverse programme of work.
Having specialised in classical ballet, the students in Images Ballet Company worked with a team of industry professionals including choreographers, musicians, producers and designers. The dancers performed 4 pieces choreographed by Morgann Runcare-Temple, Erico Montes, Hubert Essakow and Bim Malcomson and accompanied by live musicians, Tom Ellis and Elliot Perks.
The creative process of each work and its choreographer was arranged by Artistic Director Jennifer Jackson, to reflect the professional and collaborative attributes of ballet performances in the industry today.
Music was central to this year’s show each ballet growing from a unique creative process to display the versatility of ballet.
A review of their performance at Didcot, Oxfordshire can be found at:
INTOTO Dance Company
INTOTO Dance 2018 comprised of 20 of our third year students on the contemporary pathway, delivered a stimulating and entertaining dance performance, reflecting the eclecticism of contemporary dance today.
Working with highly experienced choreographers Dam Van Huynh, Abi Mortimer, Anthony Missen and Nuno Campos.
Dam founded his own company in 2008. His work is known for being distinctive and having a ‘deep interest in redefining the body and its movement capability’. Dam described the students of INTOTO as ‘hard working and dedicated’ and thoroughly enjoyed the creative process.
Abi Mortimer, who collaborated with the students to create Out Of Empty Arms, founded the Lila Dance company, with her work being showcased at renowned venues including Sadler’s Wells.
Anthony Missen, co-artistic director of Chameleon commented how ‘It was a treat to be amongst such hungry, inquisitive and committed students’. INTOTO were also delighted to work LSC alumnus and former Henri Oguike contemporary dance member Nuno Campos to create As We Are.
Jazz Dance Company
The Jazz Dance Company took audiences on a journey through the ‘Decades’, a performance that captured the essence of changing eras through dance and music styles. Audiences described Jazz Dance Company Tour as ‘uplifting and inspiring’.
Their showcase delivered a range of dance styles including hip hop, commercial, tap, music theatre, lyrical jazz, contemporary and technical jazz reflecting the versatile jazz dance training undertaken by the students.
The company worked with renowned choreographers for the pieces on the tour including Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy MBE (Olivier Award winning ‘Pied Piper’), Nikki Trow (X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Little Mix), Anthony Whiteman (Mack and Mabel, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation), Matthew Cole (Footloose, Flashdance) and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille (Zoonation, Hamilton).
Seedtime Musical Theatre
This year’s Seedtime musical theatre company took to the Pleasance Theatre in June to showcase their rendition of Legally Blonde the Musical.
Audiences saw the transformation of young Elle Woods brought to life by our committed aspiring professionals, who delivered a highly entertaining and energetic run of shows.
Throughout their final year of professional training, Artistic Director of the company, Matthew Shaw, provides the students with opportunities to work with performers in the industry through west end style workshops and an agent week in which students can start learning how to prepare effectively for auditions in their future career.
Seedtime work with a team of industry professionals, in order to experience performing in a professional production.
Even though their tours are now complete, the hard work and success of our graduates is continuing. Many have signed with renowned agencies including Boland and Reeve, Becky Barrett Management, Russell Smith Associates, FLP Management and Cowley Knox and Guy; Images Ballet Company member Anna Heery has gained an apprentice contract with Ballet Theatre UK working on ballets including Swan Lake and a new version of Beauty and the Beast and many students have even begun professional contracts already!