National Youth Dance Company makes their debut to Dance City on Saturday 5 July with a double bill of work choreographed by Akram Khan.

Hannah Mattinson (age 17, from Richmond), Jordan McGowan (age 18, from Blyth), Ryan Taylor (age 17, from Consett) and Arran Green (age 17, from Hexham) were selected following a series of 9 workshops held around the country last summer and will now be touring with NYDC throughout June/July.

NYDC will perform a restaged excerpt of Vertical Road, alongside new work, The Rashomon Effect. Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. In just over a decade he has created a body of work that has contributed significantly to the arts in the UK and abroad.

Hannah and Jordan are currently training on Dance City’s CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) programme. Jordan is also training on the Dance City and Gateshead College BTEC programme, along with Ryan and Arran. Ryan and Arran are also members of North East-based breakdance crew ‘The Battalions’.

National Youth Dance Company aims to create and perform innovative and influential dance, bringing together some of the brightest talent from across England to work intensively together with Sadler’s Well’s renowned artists.

Sadler’s Wells is the host organisation for the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC).NYDC members had the opportunity to work with a range of inspirational teachers and choreographers, to learn, create and perform original work, drawing on a number of dance techniques including contemporary, hip hop, ballet and South Asian dance. They were are also fortunate to have worked with Guest Artistic Director Akram Khan one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today.

Don’t miss National Youth Dance Company when it comes to Dance City on Sat 5 July, 7pm. Tickets £10 (£5 conc) Click here to book tickets

Watch a trailer of the creation of The Rashomon Effect.