Declan Whitaker is a final-year student at London Contemporary Dance School, whose work has been receiving impressive recognition over the past few years, from being invited to perform a solo at the Royal Opera House by Wayne McGregor, being awarded the prestigious Peggy Hawkins Scholarship Fund earlier this year and having his current work Duet selected by leading dance critic Donald Hutera for his inaugural dance festival Go Live in September, alongside more established choreographers. He will be presenting Duet at Cloud Dance Festival on Saturday 16 November. Further details can be found here.
These are rare opportunities even for new or more established choreographers, so we wanted to find out more about Declan the choreographer as well as the Declan the student, and what the future holds for him. We caught up with him in rehearsal, and the interview and trailer will appear shortly, but in the meantime, here are some rehearsal photos of Declan working with his dancers Emma Dyverfeldt and Riccardo Tarocco.
Photos by Chantal Guevara