Celebrating the opening of Brent’s iconic new Civic Centre
Ballet:Fused was performed to a packed audience of over 700 people at the opening of Brent’s new Civic Centre in Wembley on Sunday 6 October. Seven dancers performed James Streeter’s choreography, combining the classical forms of ballet and kathak with contemporary choreographic techniques. An ensemble of young musicians from Brent Music Service performed live to accompany the dance performance with an original arrangement of music from YannTiersen and Johann Sebastian Bach.
James Streeter (Choreographer and Junior Soloist)
Laura Harvey (Creative Associate)
Sujata Banerjee (kathak artist)
Seetal Kaur Gahir
“The project was such an enriching experience to train and learn in a new environment... I have learnt more about the limitations of my body and how new techniques can be introduced”
“It was a very interesting idea to merge these different styles. James is an amazing choreographer and a very inspiring dancer. I have learned a lot from him and Laura. I have only the best memories from this project.”
“I’ve developed my teamwork skills whilst working with the other dancers. I’ve learnt not to be afraid to express myself and I am very grateful for that.”
“It has been a great expanding experience for my body.”
“[Working with ENB] calls for you to perform and conduct yourself at your absolute best and puts you under a lot of pressure to deliver to certain standards that really make you grow quickly as an artist. When you work with such positive, hard-working and encouraging people too, it just makes the whole experience a joy.”
“I have learned how to overcome inhibitions and I developed a very ‘can-do’ attitude. I understand my body and its abilities much better too.”
“The choreographers were a delight to work with – they were encouraging and positive and really brought out the best in all of us. We had a great time and they really inspired us to do our best.”
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Ballet:Fused was a partnership with Brent Council, Brent Music Service and Akademi. Also with thanks to Encee Academy and Patidar House for rehearsal space.