Jasmin Vardimon Company’s JV2 dancers tours these two premieres

Critically acclaimed choreographer Jasmin Vardimon MBE and artistic director of Jasmin Vardimon Company, has been a leading force in the British dance theatre scene for over two decades; renowned for groundbreaking and visually stunning dance theatre.

Jasmin Vardimon Company created the JV2 Professional Development Diploma with the mission to encourage, cultivate and nurture young talent. The programme offers a unique opportunity for participants to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary performers, under the guidance of one of the world’s leading female choreographers.

This Spring, JV2 is touring a thrilling and energetic mix of leading edge choreography and exceptional new talent selected by Vardimon. Commencing at JVH.o.m.e – the newly opened home for the Jasmin Vardimon Company in Ashford, UK – JV2 is showcasing premieres of works from longtime associates Vinicus Salles and Andre Rebelo and a reworking of a work by the acclaimed choreographer Jasmin Vardimon herself.

Jasmin Vardimon MBE says:

I am immensely proud of this year’s JV2 dancers and of the opportunity for them to showcase their skills & talents in these works.   This is a very special year for us, our first in JVh.o.m.e.  Having this year’s JV2 cohort as the first to perform in this brand new building is a great way to celebrate that.”

The premiere of It’s Not Unusual by Vinicius Salles’ is an exploration of masculinity seen through the lens of the music of Tom Jones.  This critical, ironic, sometimes funny, study of what’s behind the legendary singer’s lyrics, takes a wider look at how images of maleness and sexism are ingrained into much of British popular culture. 

Salles’ work will be presented alongside the other world premiere – Andre Rebelo’s Mystique – a dreamlike piece  that invites the audience into a mysterious world that merges fantasy and darkness.  This is a world where magic, illusion, shape shifting and special gifts interlace to create a landscape inhabited by identities from many different origins and where multiple dimensions cross paths.

Joining these works at JVH.o.m.e only will be Canvas choreographed by multi-award-winning, Jasmin Vardimon MBE.  Here, the audience is invited to come up close and gather around a massive canvas.  Upon this movements are used as brush strokes to draw an engaging picture that explores how group dynamics evolve, give rise and sometime swallow individuals within it. 

Following the Ashford performances, on 3 April the JV2 dancers will present a double bill of the works by Salles and Rebelo at the Gulbenkian Arts Centre in Canterbury.

The tour will finish in London, with the double bill playing at The Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadlers Wells on the evenings of 5 and 6 April.

With public performances on 31 March and 1 April, there will be a special schools performance on 30 March.  The 1 April performance will be followed by a Q&A.

For more information visit: Jasmin Vardimon Company