One Dance UK Launches search for Choreographers of the Future

20 Feb 2019

Today One Dance UK launches its search for the Choreographers of the future. The programme known as Young Creatives is looking to attract young people to take part and explore their choreographic creativity.

Launched in 2008, Young Creatives is a programme that is delivered in partnership with One Dance UK, the Royal Opera House and Rambert. It is aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 19 (up to 25 for those with disabilities) who are interested in choreography. The Young Creatives programme hopes to attract young people who are always brimming with new ideas and suggestions and would value some help and guidance developing their ideas and enthusiasm into dance.

Sir Richard Alston, Artistic Director of Richard Alston Dance Company and Champion of Young Creatives, comments:

“For me, Young Creatives gets to the heart of the matter. It gives young people the time and space to explore their own ideas and I find their openness and creativity inspiring.”

Young Creatives helps young people discover and explore the possibilities that creating their own dance can bring. As the youth dance and dance education landscape continues to change, young people remain in need for opportunities to exercise their creative talents – indeed perhaps more so than ever.

Successful applicants to this year’s scheme will have the opportunity to develop their choreographic idea supported by a creative mentor before presenting it at the Linbury Theatre at Royal Opera House. The programme will culminate with a special performance of Young Creatives’ work as part of the U.Dance National Youth Dance Festival at Southbank Centre, 20-21 July.

Young Creatives is open to any dance style or genre and previous experience is not necessary.