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In residence this week…

Mon 14 August 2017
Part of: Artist Support
© Dan Watson

Dan Watson is a London-based artist working somewhere between dance, performance and messing about. He is our final 24/7 artist in residence this month and we are excited to see the work he develops during his time in the studio.

Take part in morning class with Dan
Tue 15 – Thu 17 Aug, 10.00am – 11.30am

Originally a member of StopGAP Dance Company, Dan has gone on to work with artists such as Gecko, Wendy Houstoun, Nigel Charnock, Stan Won’t Dance, Slung Low Theatre, Sweetshop Revolution and Seven Sisters Group amongst others. In 2012, he was the Choreographic Assistant on the movie of the musical Les Miserables.

Dan has created two solo projects, Semi Detached and Precariously as well as the duet Jacket Dance. He has also created work for StopGAP, Flight Effect Dance and Them Two Dance.

Last year he was co-choreographer of The National Commemoration of the Battle Of The Somme in Manchester, choreographing a cast of over 350 volunteers and professionals to perform to an audience of 19,000 people. He currently features in the award winning short film, You, directed by Graham Clayton-Chance.

He has also met Hugh Jackman. He was lovely.

This week Dan will be continuing his research into a new piece he is calling Largely Unsung. In this piece, he explores ideas of the peripheral, desire and relationship, all through the role of the backing singer.

Come along to a sharing of his work on Friday 18 August at 3.00pm.

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