Commemorating the First World War: inspired by Akram Khan’s work for, Dance Journeys presents a live dance performance and short film by young people from two west London schools on the main stage at the Barbican, 11 April 2014.
Funded by John Lyons Charity, Dance Journeys runs from January to April 2014, working with students and teachers from Hammersmith Academy and Capital City Academy.
Artists from English National Ballet and Akram Khan Company will work with students and teachers to build capacity for developing arts projects, to raise the aspirations of young people, bringing them into contact with world class dance companies and digital experts to crystallise creative learning throughout the curriculum.
Dance Journeys aims to shift young people’s perceptions of classical dance forms through the experience of creating new dance work with world-class professional artists from English National Ballet and Akram Khan Company.
English National Ballet:
Laura Harvey – Creative Associate and Artistic Director of Dance Journeys
Jenna Lee – Soloist and Choreographer for Dance Journeys
Akram Khan Company:
Sadé and Kristina Alleyne – AKC dancers and choreographers for Dance Journeys
Friday 11 April, 12 noon, Barbican Theatre
Live performance followed by a panel discussion on stage with artists, students and collaborators.