Movement Migration Artistic Director visits our second years
7th November 2018
Movement Migration Artist Director Kim Jones paid our second years a visit, and gave an inspiring talk to the next generation of dancers on her work with the dance company.
‘Movement Migration is a collective of seasoned dance artists collaborating to create and perform dynamic and poignant dance works that portray the depths of the human experience; the dances are shared with audiences locally and globally in performance and educational venues. The ensemble span four decades and combine traditions of classical ballet with modern dance.’
‘Kim Jones is an Associate Professor of Dance at UNC Charlotte and a régisseur for the Martha Graham Resource Center. She danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and served as a principal dancer in the US National Tour of The King and I. She is currently Resident Director at Kingston University.’ You can read her full bio here.
Movement migration highlights the importance of collaboration across a broad spectrum, to make dynamic work. This approach is particularly important for young dancers, encouraging them to go out and make opportunities rather than wait and to widen expectations of what a dance company should look like.
The second and third years have regular visits from professionals and creatives in the industry whether that is for mentoring, choreography support, critical studies and guest lectures or as part of the #FreshFridays series. Fresh Fridays allows the third year students to connect with a new approach or guest teacher from the contemporary and the ballet world each week and is a unique offering of the School.
Thank you for visiting and providing inspiring insight into the dance world and for your post. We’re glad you enjoyed it as much as we did.