John Ross Dance

John Ross Dance was formed in 2011 by John Ross. Since then, John has went on to make many works for companies such as Dance United, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and a musical for Old Vic New Voices. This is the company's second professional work: 'Man Down', a solo, toured for over a year all over the UK.

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Taciturn is an all-female dance company based in Liverpool. Working together since 2006, the company produces and performs vibrant and diverse works which have wide appeal.  Working with other choreographers along the way, such as Gary Clarke, Company Chameleon and Frauke Requardt to create this work, taciturn have enjoyed performing nationally in theatres as well as transferring work to perform in public places and spaces. We always aim to create dance which is honest, open and entertaining.

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Bricolage Dance Movement

SONP5Friday 15 November. Anna Buonomo is an Italian-born contemporary choreographer working in the UK as a dance artist, performer and teacher. Her work blends ballet, hip-hop and contemporary styles to achieve unconventional movement dynamics using emotions and human narrative as starting points.

In October 2010, Anna’s work Tied Up was selected by UK Young Artists ( for their first National Showcase in Derby with mentoring support from Akram Khan. Anna's works have also been shown at The Place Robin Howard Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse and Stratford Circus. In May 2011, Anna was selected as choreographer for The Big Dance Royal Flash Mob event for 135 performers at Buckingham Palace, viewed live by 200 people and over 1 million times since on YouTube.

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Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot/The Latecomers

Face VertigosSaturday 16 November. Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot is a dance artist born in Paris. Originally a geologist and a movement educator, she trained in contemporary dance and contact improvisation in France and Italy until she arrived in London in 2007 to study at Laban. Since then, she has worked as a performer, a choreographer and a teacher/facilitator in many different contexts, among others with h2dance, Noa Zamir, Candoco, Dance United etc, and internationally. In her work, she questions the notion of choreography and the role of the performer, using instant composition and improvisation along with tight scores.

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