ORIGIN - the point or place where something begins or arises The ORIGINS of tomorrow’s professional dancers, are in the young dancers of today.
Chantry Origins is a contemporary and ballet performance company for young dancers in which their talent is nurtured and developed. Origins provides inspirational opportunities for young dancers to work with professional choreographers and to perform in original and exciting dance productions created especially for them.
Each year, the dancers of Origins take part in various public performances, with highlights including performances at Chantry Dance’s UK Tour, The Chantry Gala and the Chantry School Summer Showcase.
The Origins dancers gain an insight into the life of a professional dancer, as the Origins company emulates how a professional company is run. This not only nurtures the talent of the Origins dancers, but also edifies theirs aspirations, and allows an outlet for their passion for dance.
Origins dancers can expect to work with choreographers who have created work performed at THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, SADLER’S WELLS and in LONDON’S WEST END.
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We are extremely proud to present Origins Youth Company's first digital performance work!
Adapted from the original work by Chantry Dance, this performance was created during lockdown over zoom. The dancers worked on it for only one rehearsal session and filmed everything themselves. The piece is a student edition of Chantry Dance's piece of the same name. The choreography of the professional work was adapted to work for the young dancers whilst they are dancing at home, and also to cater for the range of ages and experience levels within the group.
The concept of the piece was to tell the two stories of a person on earth communicating with someone in space, exploring themes of connectivity, isolation and freedom. 'Space Oddity' is a tribute to the genius of David Bowie, and tells the story of Ground Control talking to Major Tom who is floating in space, far away from the troubles of the world.
Congratulations to all the Origins dancers - you have created an amazing piece that is testament to your dedication and hard work!