The Car Man was definitely a re-imagined versioned of Carmen - which is set in Spain during the 1800's. But Matthew Bourne's imagination had run completely wild, coming up with brilliant characters that jumped out from the stage. The show had a 60's small town vibe, with lots of colourful action; there were fights between almost every character at one point in the show! The dancing was incredible as usual, really inspiring solos and duets from Dominic North and the other principles. It was a very memorable afternoon spent at Sadlers Wells, and the performance will be vivid in my memory for a long time... Matthew Bourne remains one of my inspirations as a brilliant choreographer.
At the moment I study contemporary dance and ballet, but contemporary is what I truly love. I am joining the Centre for Advanced Training scheme at Trinity Laban in September (my mum is starting to get annoyed by the amount of times I randomly burst out with "I'm so excited!") I am also taking part in a course of trapeze and ariel skills over the summer holidays, which is amazing as it is something I have always wanted to do - many pictures will follow. As part of Hampshire Youth Dance Company I performed as a curtain raiser to Matthew Bourne's New Adventures in Edward Scissorhands. One of the most amazing performances of my life, complete with some pretty impressive hair and makeup:
Contemporary dance student and food-lover, sharing tips and tricks, recipes and my journey through the amazing worlds of dance and food.