Full-Day Workshop

THURSDAY 5TH December 2013 TIME 10:00 – 16:00

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (1)      

NEW ADVENTURES is the UK’s most in demand contemporary Dance/Theatre touring company. Under the inspired leadership of Artistic Director, Matthew Bourne, it has, over the last 25 years, changed the landscape of British dance with an award-winning repertory of works that have brought unprecedented new audiences to theatres throughout the UK and internationally.

Matthew Bourne and his team of world-class collaborators have consistently produced some of the most successful dance productions ever staged. Since it’s formation in 2002, New Adventures has created an enviable repertory of acclaimed new works (Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray and Lord Of The Flies) as well as new productions of popular favourites from Matthew Bourne’s former company, Adventures In Motion Pictures (Nutcracker!, Swan Lake, Highland Fling, The Car Man and Cinderella)

In 2008 the company created it’s charitable educational arm, Re:Bourne, which aims to inspire and encourage young people and adults, with a year round programme of creative projects, workshops and educational initiatives based on the New Adventures ethos of dance theatre. This was followed in 2010 by the launch of The New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA), which showcases the work of a young choreographer, and was created to honour Bourne’s 50th Birthday.

In 2012, to celebrate his 25th anniversary year as a choreographer, Matthew Bourne resurrected works from 20 years ago with Early Adventures and 10 years ago with Play Without Words. The culmination of this anniversary year has been the world premier of the third of Tchaikovsky’s ballets – Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker and Swan Lake that is currently touring around leading theatres in the UK.






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Workshop Leaders :Adam Galbraith

Adam Galbraith headshotAdam started dancing in Cambridge and went on to train at London Contemporary Dance School. From leaving his training in 1999, he joined Matthew Bourne’s dance company New Adventures (NA) formally known as AMP. He is currently an Associate Director for NA on the 2014 tour of Lord Of The Flies. His stage credits for NA include: Original Cast Lord Of The Flies playing Jack, Original Cast Edward Scissorhands playing Jim Upton (Sydney Opera House and Australian Tour 08/09, London, UK, US, Japan, Korean Tours 2005-07), Nutcracker! (London and UK tour 2008) playing Nutcracker and Dr Dross, The Car Man, Original Cast in 2000 (UK, Old Vic, European, Japan and US tours) creating the role of Hot-Rod and going on to play the role of Luca (Sadlers Wells and UK Tour 2007), Highland Fling playing the role of James and Robbie (London, UK, Japan 2005), and Nutcracker! Playing the role of Nutcracker, Dr Dross and Pink Gobstopper (London, UK, Japan, Korea, US 2002-05); for AMP, Swan Lake (UK 1999), Cinderella (LA 1999). Adam has also been Dance Captain for NA since 2006 : For Royal Opera House, La Rondine, Maskerade, Forza Del Destino, For English National Opera, The Fairy Queen, London and Barcelona; and National Youth Dance Company. Adam was also dance captain on the Sound of Music national tour. TV/film credits include: 100th Anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance, Madonna’s W.E. Pride and Prejudice, Finding Neverland, Nutcracker! Billy Elliot, and The Car Man. Adam modeled/danced for Vogue Spoza, Alexander McQueen Paris Fashion Week, featured in adverts for Louis Armstrong, Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald, and was the face of Lloyds TSB merge campaign. Adam continually works with an extensive range of choreographers on various projects and collaborations and also choreographs, teaches workshops and contemporary classes for a wide range of students/groups of all ages and abilities, nationally and internationally. 

Vicky Evans

Vicky-EvansVicky was born in London and trained at London Contemporary Dance School. She joined Matthew Bourne’s AMP in 1995 and then New Adventures in 2002, becoming Dance Captain in 1997 for Nutcracker!, The Car Man and Cinderella. Vicky was Rehearsal Director/Tour Manager for Nutcracker! in 2004 and became Resident Artistic Director for Swan Lake 2005-2007 taking the show to Japan, Korea, America, Paris & Australia. Her stage credits: for New Adventures (2002 +): Liquorice Lady and Mrs. Dross/ Queen Candy in Nutcracker! (Sadler’s Wells, UK Tour, Japan and Korea); for AMP (1995- 2003): Lana and Mercedes in the original cast of The Car Man (UK, London, Europe, USA and Japan), The Girlfriend and various other roles in the original cast of Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, UK , West End, Los Angeles, Broadway, Dominion Theatre and Korea), and  Stepsister in the original cast of Cinderella ( West End, and Los Angeles); Duets for Small Spaces by Richard Lord (2001); English National Opera Ariodante and The Fairy Queen (2001); Carlson Dance Company (1994-95); Blow and Three by Isabel Mortimer (1997); Phoenix Dance Company (1996); and Toutes Femmes (1993-94). Vicky’s Film and TV creditsThe Liquorice Lady in Nutcracker!; Mercedes in The Car Man (Channel 4 Films); Swan Lake (BBC and NVC); South Bank Show on Matthew Bourne. Vicky has been teaching professionally for over 15 years for New Adventures, London Contemporary Dance School, The Place, Laban, Central Ballet School, GDA and Royal Ballet School.



EARLY BIRD OFFER:PRICE £65 before 19th November £80 thereafter

Workshop details: The workshop aims to give an insight into how movement is developed using the same tasks and techniques Matthew and his dancers use with an emphasis on performance skills. This condensed glimpse will look at character and narrative specific to Swan Lake. The workshop will include a short technique class, learning repertoire from the production and participants having the opportunity to create their own movement and choreography around themes from the production.Participants must be 18 years of age or over. Intermediate+ level, limited availability, booked on a first come first served basis.We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please make sure you can make the date before committing to this workshop. This workshop is open to men and women.