Dance workshop for professional dancers by DV8
Wednesday 15 October 2014
The unconventional DV8 in a production that reveals everything there is to know about men
DV8 Physical Theatre is a groundbreaking theatre company producing the work of Lloyd Newson, one of the most influential theatre artists of our time. Focusing on socio-political issues, DV8 produces original and challenging dance theatre that is not afraid to push audiences out of their comfort zone.
DV8’s ambitious work is created through passion, determination, attention to detail, and painstaking effort.
DV8 Physical Theatre was formed in 1986 and has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance pieces, which have toured internationally, and four award-winning films for television.
Born in Australia, Newson studied psychology and social work at Melbourne University. During that time he became interested in dance, a fascination that led to a full scholarship at London Contemporary Dance School. Before forming his own company, DV8 Physical Theatre in 1986, he danced and/or choreographed with many companies including Modern Dance Ensemble, Impulse Dance Theatre/New Zealand Ballet Company, One Extra Dance Theatre and Extemporary Dance Theatre.
Straddling dance, text, theatre and film, Newson’s work refuses to be defined. Since 2007 he has specifically focused his attention on investigating the relationship between verbatim text and movement.
Newson’s work, be it for stage or film, has won more than 50 National and International awards. He was recently cited by the Critics Circle as being one of the hundred most influential artists working in Britain during the last hundred years. In 2013 Newson was awarded an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to contemporary dance.
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