This January Exim Dance Company travelled to London to perform ‘The Birth of Memory’ as part of Resolution 2016 at The Place; a renowned performance festival for showcasing emerging new artists. Resolution is currently in it’s 27th year, and has been a starting point for artists such as Russell Maliphant, Jasmin Vardimon and Hofesh Shechter. Being selected to perform was a really exciting opportunity for Exim to showcase our work to audiences further afield and share our work on a large scale. Altogether four companies from the South West were selected to perform at this year’s festival, which is a great reflection of the high standard of dance work being created in the area. Heather Walrond Company, Richard Chappell Dance and aKa Dance Theatre Company also featured in the Resolution 2016 programme.
The company spent a long weekend in research and development at The House with choreographer Adam Benjamin and technician Charlotte Burton preparing for our performance. Time was spent reworking and developing the existing work, and our intern Daisy got the opportunity to understudy the dancers and learn the material.
The R&D period ended with an open sharing at Plymouth University, which received great feedback.
Next, the company travelled to The Place on 29th January to perform alongside LAM Dance Company and Backspace Collective. The evening performance was very successful and we received some great feedback! Click here to see what the Resolution reviewers thought, and keep checking our website for future tour dates, or to view the trailer.