Dance group perform outside Northern Stage

Timeless Youth Dance group in rehearsals.
Timeless Youth Dance group in rehearsals.

A group of young dancers from south east Northumberland will perform a short piece of dance outside Northern Stage next week.

Timeless Youth Dance, will perform the piece, inspired by the choreography of Wim Vandekeybus and his seminal work, What the Body Does Not Remember – at Northern Stage on Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18, as part of a world tour.

Timeless Youth Dance group in rehearsals.

Timeless Youth Dance group in rehearsals.

The group has worked with choreographer Nadia Iftkhar and musician Mariam Rezaei to create a new ten minute piece which will be performed before What the Body Does Not Remember.

Rachel Adam, director at bait, who have commissioned the project, said: “With our partners, we have supported young people from South East Northumberland to take part in an exciting year of dance training and mentoring with choreographer Nadia Iftkhar.

“From auditioning to become part of the Timeless Youth Dance company to performing live outside Northern Stage, these young dancers have been extremely passionate about taking part in something totally new and ambitious.”

Jessica Woodward, 15, from Cramlington, said: “For me, contemporary dance was something totally new and different coming into this project. But now, I feel as if I have learnt so much about the style and techniques.”

What the Body Does Not Remember is presented by Dance Touring Partnership and performed by Ultima Vez, and is on at Northern Stage, Newcastle on March 17 and 18.

Timeless Youth Dance will perform outside Northern Stage at 7pm on both nights.