Dance at Socrates: Week 2
This August, Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns to the Park for its 5th season! Each week, two choreographers will complete respective residencies at the Park. During this time, the public will be able to observe cutting edge dance and movement in the making. Come see these resident choreographers perform their finalized pieces along with other contemporary dancemakers in free public performances on Saturday, Aug 5, 12, and 19 at 4pm.
For the full Dance at Socrates program click here.
August 7 – August 12, 2017: Liam Francis & konverjdans
August 12, 2017 | 4 – 5:30PM: Liam Francis & konverjdans with Janice Rosario & Mazarte
Born in London in 1993, Liam started dancing at a small independent dance studio when he moved to Brighton. At the age of 14 Liam joined ZooNation Dance Company and played the Lost Child in their 2009 Christmas run of ‘Into the Hoods’. As well as performing extensively for ZooNation over the next 4 years by 2013, Liam was Resident Director, Dance Captain and one of the Choreographers for the ZooNation hit show ‘Groove on Down the Road’. In 2014 Liam graduated from London Studio Centre with a First Class BA Hons Degree. Whilst at London Studio Centre Liam enjoyed a successful career as a commercial dancer, performing alongside artist such as Joe McElderry, JLS, LMFOA and Gary Barlow, appearing regularly on TV and joining Flawless for TV and live performances. During his time at London Studio Centre, Liam had developed a passion for contemporary dance and on graduating he was privileged enough to be asked to join Rambert Dance Company. As a result he has been touring the UK with the company whilst also working with choreographers such as Alexander Whitley, Mark Baldwin and Didy Veldman on new creations for future performance. As well as dancing, Liam has a real passion for choreography and collaboration and is particularly interested in how the boundaries between dance forms can be blurred.
konverjdans is dedicated to celebrating the convergence of different art forms, backgrounds, and experiences by always creating dance in collaboration with other artists – musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, and others; to always performing with live music and highlighting the importance of musical collaboration in dance; and to performing in a wide variety of spaces, making dance accessible to diverse audiences. Konverjdans, co-founded by artistic directors Amy Saunder, Jordan Miller and Tiffany Mangulabnan, aims to eventually expand and conduct outreach programs in the United States, Zimbabwe and the Philippines.
FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.
Dance at Socrates is presented in partnership with Norte Maar