After over 40 performances in 5 countries, having been seen by nearly 10,000 people and winning a choreographic award at the Bern Choreography Competition, James Wilton Dance's Last Man Standing is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a 9 day run at Zoo Southside. For more information visit:
"So much power, speed and brilliant body control was simply breathtaking - a danced Thriller !"
Peter Füssl, Kulturzeitschrift.at on Last Man Standing at Tanz Ist Festival, Austria.
It is hoped that off the back of these performances that the piece can kickstart a significant international tour throughout 2016 and 2017. After such incredible success in the UK and Europe we believe the piece has the potential to become a world wide success. With your help and donations, it can be!
About Last Man Standing
Piece length: 65 minutes
Number of performers: 6
Choreography: James Wilton
Performers: Roger Fernandez Cifuentes, Harlan Rust, Michael Kelland, Naomi Tadevossian, Sarah Jane Taylor and James Wilton
Lighting design: Mario Ilsanker
Made possible through a commission from Dance City with support from Falmouth University, Plymouth Dance, The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth and Arts Council England.
Based on the human drive to survive Last Man Standing explores the fragility of existence and draws influence from the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice and The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett.
With capoeira, martial arts and break dance influences as well as Wilton's unique hard hitting style the work is raw, daring and driving.
Fundamentally this is world class contemporary dance that will excite and engage both new and existing dance audiences.
About James Wilton Dance
After graduating from London Contemporary Dance School in 2009 Cornish born choreographer James Wilton has quickly become one of the leading names in British Contemporary Dance.
James was the winner of the Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest, the audience award at the 16 MASDANZA Choreography Competition, has won awards at the Bern and Hannover International Choreography competitions and was a BBC Performing Arts Fellow in partnership with Swindon Dance.
In 2013 James choreographed a work for the opening ceremony of the Rugby League World Cup for performances at Wembley and Millennium Stadiums. As well as this James choreographed Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for the Dance Company of Opera Graz, working with a full orchestra.
James has also created works for Scottish Dance Theatre, Ballet Hagen, Tanz Company Giessen, Verve, EDge and many other companies.
In return for your donations
As well as our eternal thanks we have number of rewards available for your donations. These range from thanks on social media, to posters, to t-shirts. Donations of any size are welcomed and will make a huge difference to the company in both the short and long term.
Spread the word
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You can also contact us via @jwiltondance
Thank you for your time!
Risks and challenges
The only risk, and primary reason for creating this video, is the financial risks of taking a work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is almost certain that the company will make a financial loss at the festival, something the company are willing to take in order to open up exciting opportunities, however financial support is being sought in order to try and mitigate these losses.
Outside of this there are little risks. The company have become stronger and stronger with each passing performance and so we can guarantee the work will look more powerful, dynamic and dangerous than ever once it gets to Edinburgh.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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