Water

November 2017

‘Water’ is the first Elements piece, part of a series that explores our relationship with the planet. This piece introduces the concept of ‘Water’ and debuted at World of Dance UK 2017, where it was awarded 1st place in the competition. The set was entitled ‘the inner struggle; immersion into unknown waters’ and explored the embodiment of the element in different ways; as a friend, a foe, a force of destruction as well as a source of vitality.

Part of a body of work conceptually based on the philosophical elements. Each piece explores the nature of our relationship with the planet, as both the physical manifestation of inner turmoil and the environment around us that forces us to change and is a mirror to our actions when confronted with challenges. ‘Water’ comes first:

Water, change, submergence

Earth, emergence, formation, civilisation, violence, consequence

Fire, chaos, entropy, sacrifice, redemption, retribution, victory

– Air, relief, rebirth, celebration, contentment

Music and choreography credit

Prequell ‘Part V’
Main Choreography By Asha Verma, Dee Gyasi-Sonukan, Mike Igbins And Shirley Ahura – With Additional Input From The Entire Team

Dancers

Amona Venice, Asha Verma, Brittney Wallace, Dee Gyasi-Sonukan, Dorine Mwesiga, D’Jon Henry, Elisa Bei, Jade Adesola, Jesse Erhabor, Jessica Owens, Justinn Toon, Laura Harrison, Mike Igbins, Natasha Jalonen, Pav Rai, Sagar Shah, Shirley Ahura, Temica Thompson