Helsinki Ballet Festival | Edge Dance Company- London Contemporay Dance School

Contemporary dance

EDGE Dance Company is proud to present a triple bill of new works for their 2019 tour. EDGE is the postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School, under direction of Jeanne Yasko.

EDGE Dance Company is proud to present a triple bill of new works for their 2019  tour commencing in March, featuring work from award-winning choreographers Hagit Yakira, Fabio Liberti and Jorge Crecis.

The company is made up of an ensemble of  dancers spanning across the globe including, Canada, Spain, France, USA and the UK. Join the 13 powerful company dancers as they embark on a deeply personal and collaborative journey in celebration of life, death and the challenges in between. The young movers, on the cusp of their professional careers, bring humour, enjoyment and warmth to the stage as they perform these three vastly diverse pieces. Immerse yourself in the breath-taking world of EDGE.

Dance Company EDGE is the postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School, under direction of Jeanne Yasko.

Choreocraphers presentation:

Jorge Crecis

Jorge  holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the  Royal Conservatory of Madrid. After working as a professional dancer for different companies throughout Europe, he taught as a full time lecturer at London  Contemporary Dance School (The Place) for four years. In 2012 he founded  Jorge  Crecis|SQx,  becoming an award winning choreographer, leading workshops internationally and coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan Company,  DV8, Punchdrunk and Rambert. His work has been performed in main theatres around the world. In 2014 Jorge co-founded min tala, a Pan Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a  peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool in areas of conflict in the middle East.

Hagit Yakira

Israeli choreographer Hagit’s training commenced at the Music and Dance Academy  in Jerusalem, Israel. After qualifying as a Dance Movement Therapist in 2004, she  relocated to London where she completed an MA in European Theatre Dance (2005), followed by a PhD in Choreography at Trinity Laban. Hagit founded Hagit  Yakira Dance Company in 2007 and has since gone on to tour the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Israel. So far she has created eight works for her company, two of which were awarded first prize for ‘Oh Baby’ in the ‘Kajaani Choreography Competition’, Finland 2009, and second prize for ‘Somewhere between a self and  another’ in the ‘Burgos New York Choreography Competition’ (New Dance Trend

Category), Spain 2007. Hagit is a guest choreographer and teacher in many dance companies and institutions around the UK, Europe and Norway.

Fabio Liberti

Fabio Liberti graduated from Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2004, and has since danced at Conny Janssen Danst, Stadttheater Hildesheim (Germany),  Stadttheater Saint Gallen (Switzerland), AIEPAriella Vidach (Italy) and Danish DanceTheatre (Denmark). As a choreographer he received several prizes, including  3rd prize at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition 2013 (Denmark) and the Critic Award at Hannover International Choreography Competition 2014 (Germany) with the piece Blinking which became part of Danish Dance Theatre’s  repertoire; 1st prize at the International Choreographic Contest Warsaw Zawirowania  Dance 2016 (Poland) with the piece  Let’s Duet; 1st prize at Skopje DansLab International Competition 2017 in Skopje (Macedonia) and 2nd prize at Solo Dance Contest in Gdansk (Poland) with the piece Solo for Real; and recently 1st prize at Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2018 (Holland) and Norrdans Prize by artistic director Mira Helenius Martinsson for the piece Don’t, kiss.  Fabio’s independent works have been performed at numerous venues and festivals in Europe and he was commissioned to create pieces for Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (Texas), Mainfranken Theater  Würzburg (Germany).

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