PAST & FUTURE
This season, experience two distinct and captivating dance works that are filled with passion and commitment. In spring and summer 2024, Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) embraces the past and future with the premiere of Paul Taylor’s ‘DUET’ from 1964, alongside Eliot Smith’s latest work – ‘HUMAN’.
Image: Paul Taylor's DUET | Dancers Rowan Parker and Yamit Salazar | Photographer Fabrice Herault
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Celebrating 60 years since its first performance by Paul Taylor Dance Company, DUET joins the ESD repertoire. Set to the music of Joseph Haydn, it is a testament to the simplicity and clarity of Taylor's craft. Brief and beautifully shaped, it portrays a love, perhaps not new, but rather tried and true, perfectly executed by two ESD dancers, Rowan Parker and Yamit Salazar.
HUMAN, performed by the Performing Artist of the Year finalist (North East Culture Awards 2023) Yamit Salazar, the work comprises cutting edge contemporary and commercial dancing, exploring the joys, sorrows, idiocies and the brilliance of anything human, set to powerful music by ESD’s composer in residence Adam Johnson.
"An impressive and captivating performance" Graham Watts, tanz
"Human has a triumph-over-the-odds backstory worthy of an opener" Cultured North East
"One of the greatest performances I've seen for a very long time" Audience Response
Image: Eliot Smith's HUMAN| Dancer Yamit Salazar | Photographer Will Allen
Director & Choreographer
Restager for DUET
Composer for Human
Composer for Duet
Dancer in DUET
Dancer in DUET and HUMAN
DANCING IN THE COMMUNITY
Throughout the season ESD will be delivering eight dance and arts related workshops for children at St Mark's RC Primary School. This is an opportunity for children living in Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas to meet the cast, learn movement from the programme, boost confidence, build self-esteem, improve fitness, interact with professional dancers and to learn more about ESD.
Image: Young Dancer at St Mary's RC Primary School | Photographer Eliot Smith Dance
For bookings and enquiries for 2024/25 please contact Eliot Smith directly, creative director email@example.com
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