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Masterclass and Biography: An Evening with Namron

16 Feb 2018

Namron

Masterclass with Namron

Friday 4 May 1.45pm – 3.15pm

PACE3, De Montfort University £20/25

Biography : An Evening with Namron

Saturday 5 May 7:30pm

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk Leicester LE1 7EA £16

With a career spanning fifty years, Namron is considered a pioneer of British contemporary dance. During his career he has work with some incredible choreographers such as Robert Cohan, Alvin Ailey, Anna Sokolow, Robert North, Talley Beattie, Richard Alston and Siobhan Davies as well being acknowledged as a founding member of the Place.

As the first black dancer to be employed by a British dance company, Namron went on to have an incredible career in teaching as well as performing working at both the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Millennium Dance 2000. He has also worked with companies from Phoenix Dance to Alvin Ailey and on West End musicals from Cats to Five Guys Named Moe.

Namron’s Masterclass will draw upon his experiences focusing on providing an insight into contemporary dance frameworks and technique. This is the perfect class for anyone looking to develop themselves in a professional environment, learning from an artist with so much experience in the industry.

These spaces cannot be booked online, so for more information and to book, please call 0116 257 7316 or email info@serendipity-uk.com.

Biography is a platform that recognises and celebrates the work of experienced dance practitioners. Now in its fourth year, Serendipity has decided to commission a performance from Namron. A trailblazer of the British Contemporary Dance scene, Namron’s commission for Biography will reflect on his career which spans over fifty years, celebrating his passion and love of dance, and his continued work inspiring young people and dance practitioners alike.

The evening at the New Walk Museum will begin with the commissioned performance and then lead on to a conversation with Namron discussing his career. These events offer the opportunity to understand this successful artist, both by learning physically, and through a deeper understanding from his own perspective of how he made his mark on British Contemporary dance.

Visit the Serendipity Leicester website to book your place.