I spent my first several months in London, connecting with artists locally and the first outcome from this was a collaboration with Royal Ballet dancer Joshua Junker. We were granted access to the interior of this striking installation: a revamped, inflatable boat, floating on the Regents Canal.
About my collaborator:
Joshua Junker started dancing at age 8 with an amateur dance school called Boys Action focusing on break dance and contemporary jazz. This is where he found his love for dance and choreography. When he was 14 he started ballet training at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and after 2 years he got offered a place at the Royal Ballet Upper School. Whilst training there he won the Ursula Moreton Choreographic award and the Lynn Seymour award for expressive dance. After three years of training he graduated into The Royal Ballet where he has danced in pieces from Kenneth McMillan, Crystal Pite, Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon and Hofesh Shechter as well as most of the Royal Ballet’s classic and heritage repertoire. Alongside his dancing he choreographed a piece for The Royal Ballet’s International Draft Works in 2019 and since has created his first 2 solo videos during lockdown.
Film by Trey McIntyre
Improvised dance by Joshua Junker
Music by Jim Dooley
Scenography by Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers
Special thank you to The Royal Ballet, Hoxton Docks, and Antepavillion
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