Resolution 2020: The UK’s biggest festival of new choreography returns to The Place

6 Dec 2019

A fixture in the London contemporary dance calendar, Resolution, the biggest annual showcase for new choreography in the UK, returns to The Place in January 2020 to start off the new year. The festival, which offers a platform for emerging artists to present their work on an established London stage, will run from Thu 9 Jan to Fri 21 Feb 2020. Over 27 nights of triple bills, 81 companies will take to the stage to test the limits of dance and performance through bold ideas and movement.

Over the years, Resolution has been a starting point for choreographers such as Luca Silvestrini (Protein), Wayne McGregor, Katie Prince (Zoonation) and Drew McOnie. “There are not many things we keep doing for over 30 years but watching the flourishing careers of artists who have taken their first steps as choreographers at Resolution keeps reminding us why we put on this festival” – says Eddie Nixon, Artistic Director of The Place.

For Resolution artists, the showcase is undoubtedly at the heart of the festival, but Resolution is most of all a professional development opportunity. In the lead up to the performances, Resolution artists follow a bespoke programme led by industry professionals, consisting of workshops on the technical aspects of theatre, marketing, managing and producing skills and take part in crossdiscipline “speed dating” to meet potential artistic collaborators. Resolution is a supportive step on the long journey of developing their career, their audience and their art.

Continuing the ethos of talent development across all aspects of dance, Resolution Review is an initiative giving aspiring dance writers, selected though an open application process, the chance to hone their skills working alongside established dance writers including Graham Watts, Sanjoy Roy and Josephine Leask.

With an uncompromising attitude of experimentation, Resolution celebrates UK emerging artists of all different backgrounds, styles and experiences, who draw on diverse performance styles from circus to contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics and spoken word to comment and explore contemporary themes such as gender, sexuality, mental health, society, conflict and artistry. As the borders between art forms and genres grow increasingly blurred, The Place is delighted to have teamed up with Jacksons Lane and GradLab to support these artists together.