James Wilton’s class will be an action and technique packed workshop based on his last work LEVIATHAN. It will start with a floor based technique class that encourages using the floor efficiently, expansively and safely. Following this, participants will learn a repertoire from the work that draws influence from capoeira, martial arts and acrobatics.
James Wilton is quickly becoming known as one of the UK’s leading choreographers, renowned for creating breathtakingly physical choreography. Since forming his company, James Wilton Dance has toured extensively both in the UK and Internationally to critical acclaim, winning numerous awards including The Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest, 3rd Prize at The International Choreographers Competition
in Hannover ( 2012), winner of the Audience Prize at 16Masdanza, 3rd Prize at The Berner Tanzprize, being nominated for the Dance Award at the Manchester Theatre Awards with LEVIATHAN. Wilton has also choreographed and restaged works on many other leading companies,
including Scottish Dance Theatre, Ballet Hagen, Oper Graz, Stadttheater Geissen, Konzert Theatre Bern and Tanztheater Münster. As well as choreographing for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Rugby League World Cup 2013. James is an associate artist at The Hall for Cornwall, Truro.