We have a few bits of exciting news to share with you all, with projects and performances popping up around the UK, there are now more opportunities to see our work this year!
Firstly, we are THRILLED to announce that Shaun's emotionally powerful solo, 'Hiraeth' Has been selected to be performed at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of Innovations Dance Platform. We are so excited to return to the Fringe after the success of 2016's 'Where We Are' and will be sharing venue and ticket details with you all very soon so watch this space!
'beautiful fluidity and power' - Emma Isowitz on 'Hiraeth'
Next, we are excited to announce that Dillon Dance and Dillon Dance Youth have been programmed for a performance on the 6th April as part of Homegrown 2018 at Battersea Arts Centre. This is our second year working with the amazing team at BAC and we can't wait to bring Dillon Dance Youth's 'Swooping Dragons' and a brand new solo from company dancer Aimee Dulake for what promises to be an evening of wonderful dance. Ticket information will be announced on our social media platforms so keep your eyes open!
Thirdly, Dillon Dance have been commissioned to create a new work with students from Roehampton University to be performed at Footprint Dance Festival 2018. Shaun will be auditioning dancers later this month and working closely with them during April on the new work which will be shown alongside other professional companies, undergraduate work and postgraduate work in mid-May.
And finally, we would like to shout out to a few projects that have been going on over the last month or so... firstly to Ipswich based youth company Boys United who performed 'Brotherhood', at the regional platform for UDance, the group have been working with Shaun since the start of the school year and did an amazing job representing themselves and Dance East. Secondly, to the brilliant Flexus boys group who worked with Shaun in Wolverhampton on a three day intensive project. The boys and Shaun spent two days in a studio creating a piece and then performed as part of Propel 18 at the Arena Theatre, we were extremely proud of their hard work! And finally, to BD1 Youth Dance Company who performed their new work 'Brontide' as part of RichDance 2018 last week. The group have worked with Shaun since their inception in 2013 and this year the lads were pushed harder than ever before so well done to them on their hard work. It wont be the last we see of these performances so keep your ears to the ground for more chances to see these amazing groups!