CREATIVES & CREDITS
Choreographer Yamit Salazar
David & Steve Gordon's Spirit Vision from Earth Drum
Lucho Bermúdez's Tolú from Serie Inmortales
Totó's Mapale from La Momposina
El Sanjuanero from Colombia Instrumental
Costume and Design Yamit Salazar
The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 03 July 2021
Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle, 04 July 2021
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Bloom is funded and supported by Arts Council England, Northumberland Arts Development and Newcastle City Council's Culture Investment Fund
Bloom takes its inspiration from Colombia’s yearly ‘Festival of the Flowers’ and tells stories of strength, beauty and the diversity of people. A moving and colourful human work, Bloom is driven by traditional and modern songs, and draws particular visual reference to the end of human transportation by "Silleteros", the porters of Colombia who were hired to physically carry people and their belongings through routes such as mountain passes that were impassable by any other means of transport.
Born in Colombia, Yamit Salazar was raised in Central London. He attended the BRIT School of Performing Arts, later graduating from Bird College of Dance. He joined Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) in 2013 and has performed lead roles in ESD's repertoire, including works by Eliot Smith, Maggie Boogaart, Maurice Causey, Mathieu Geffré, and Mark Baldwin. As well as his work with ESD, he has danced on Celebrity X Cruises and has performed in four consecutive pantomimes as a dancer and dance captain at The Capitol Theatre, Horsham, as well as dancing in Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ for her launch dates at the London Palladium.
In Autumn 2017 Yamit stepped down as a full-time freelance company dancer and accepted the position of Rehearsal Director and Guest Dancer at ESD.
In Spring 2021, following on from his highly praised works for ESD's intensive programme, Yamit was commissioned by ESD to create his first major dance work, Bloom.