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The UK’s biggest festival ‘Resolution’ celebrates 30 years!

2 Jan 2019

Resolution 2019 is something to look forward to this year! The UK’s biggest festival of new choreography will return for its 30th edition showcasing 81 brand new emerging artists over 27 nights. It’s not just a festival, it’s an experience! Running from Fri 11 Jan – Sat 23 Feb.

Over the years, Resolution has been a starting point for choreographers such as Luca Silvestrini (Protein), Wayne McGregor, Katie Prince (Zoonation), Frauke Requardt and Drew McOnie. “There are not many things we keep doing for 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” – Eddie Nixon, Artistic Director of The Place.

For Resolution artists the festival is also a professional development opportunity. In the lead up to the performances, Resolution artists follow a bespoke programme led by industry professionals. It’s 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, Natasha Tripney and Josephine Leask.

Celebrating 30 years of bringing fresh, new dance to the stage the festival will be presenting an exciting, unpredictable programme once again. With an uncompromising attitude of experimentation this year’s choreographers draw on diverse performance styles from circus to contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics and spoken word to comment and explore themes of gender, sexuality, mental health, technology, immigration, relationships, conflict and artistry.

Some of the many highlights include:

– Wayward Thread presents ambitious new work Proxy which combines an infrared camera with dance theatre to explore how technology is becoming part of human nature
– Lewis Cooke & Lloyd Lovell return to Resolution to present exciting physical work Innercide, with Lotus Biscoff Spread
– Fawn by Lizzie J Klotz considers the act of pleasing as an instinctive response to fear
– Jay Yule presents Viva La Vulva, a celebration of female and non-binary sexuality and a rejection of the male gaze
– (Happy Father’s Day) is a reflective ‘cumming-of-age’ piece by Dani Harris-Walters, fusing hip-hop movement and text with a comedic edge
– I Only Laugh to Keep From Weeping by Grace Nicol draws reference from the Vanitas movement, dealing with concepts of beauty, excess, loss, ecstasy and camp
– Fun science lecture The Juggling of Science by circus duo Ben & Fred leads us through a light-hearted discover of some key scientific concepts
– Ruins by Fubu Nation explores a deconstructed power struggle balancing conflict, vulnerability and co-dependency