Dance Theatre Choreographer Jasmin Vardimon celebrates her company’s 10th anniversary: ‘YESTERDAY’ 2008 UK TOUR

Dance Theatre Choreographer Jasmin Vardimon celebrates her company

Award-winning dance theatre choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells, Jasmin Vardimon marks her company’s 10th anniversary with a retrospective new work entitled YESTERDAY. Revisiting some of the most striking moments selected from the company’s repertoire over the past decade, Vardimon integrates new choreographic material with live video and animation to create a new and exhilarating production stamped with her daring theatricality and contemporary social relevance. YESTERDAY premieres at Brighton Dome on 2 September 2008 and then tours to 19 UK venues, culminating with three performances at The Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, London from 19-21 November 2008.

Jasmin Vardimon Company (JVC) is one of Britain’s most pioneering physical dance theatre companies, creating work that excites both the eye and the mind by pushing the boundaries of human physicality whilst engaging in universal, contemporary themes that strike an emotional chord. Vardimon’s powerful art of story-telling integrates multiple layers of communication – combining dance, movement, video, animation, text and music. Her sharp instincts and keen observations of human behaviour deliver beautifully precise characterisation, powerfully brought to life by her company of versatile dancers. Cast from around the world, each performer brings his/her own unique experience, with dynamic results.

Celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary, YESTERDAY revisits and reworks selected moments from previous JVC productions. Developing past ideas with a fresh vision and a breadth of experience, this new work remains as socially relevant and stirring as ever. YESTERDAY revisits highlights from: Justitia (UK tour); PARK (UK tour presented by the Dance Touring Partnership); Lullaby (UK & International tour); Ticklish, Tête and Lure Lure Lure (UK & International tours).

Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells since 2006, Vardimon has won a number of international awards, including the prestigious Jerwood Choreography Award in 2000. She was previously a Yorkshire Dance Partner from 1999-2004 and an Associate Artist at The Place in 1998. Her acclaimed piece Lullaby gained her selection for the BBC documentary ‘Dance Film Academy’ in 2005. As a performer, she was nominated ‘Best Female Artist’ at the 2003 Critics Circle National Dance Award.

Choreographed and Directed by Jasmin Vardimon, YESTERDAY is created with and performed by a company of eight international performers: Paul Blackman, Luke Burrough, Tim Casson, Mafalda Deville, Christine Gouzelis, David Nondorf, YunKrung Song and Elena Stavropoulou. The creative team reunites Associate Director Guy Bar-Amotz, Lighting Designer Chahine Yavroyan, Costume Designer Deborah Thomas, Sound Designer Ohad Fishof and Animation by Michael Klega.

YESTERDAY is produced in association with Brighton Dome with support from Sadler’s Wells, National Theatre and The Place Theatre, London. Jasmin Vardimon Company is funded by Arts Council England. The company will tour YESTERDAY nationally and internationally in 2009 – schedule to be announced.


Tue 2 September, 8pm
BRIGHTON Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome
Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE
Tickets: £15 (Concs £12.50)
01273 709709

Thu 2 October, 8pm
BRACKNELL South Hill Park
Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PA
Tickets: £12 (Concs £11/Schools & Under 21s £8)
01344 484123

Sat 4 October, 8pm
KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre
122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE
Tickets £12 (Concs £11/fob £10/Stu £7)
01539 725133

Mon 6 October, 7.30pm
TEWKESBURY Roses Theatre
Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Glouc, GL20 5NX
Tickets £12.50 (Concs £11.50/Students £6.50)
01684 295074

Thu 9 & Fri 10 October, 8pm
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB
Tickets from £7.50
0844 338 5000

Sun 12 October, 7.45pm
IPSWICH New Wolsey Theatre
Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS
Tickets: £7.95 – £12.95
01473 295900

Mon 13 October, 8pm
CAMBRIDGE The Junction
Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
Tickets: £12 (Concs £6)
01223 511511

Wed 15 October, 7.30pm
NEWPORT Riverfront
Bristol Packet Wharf, Newport NP20 1HG
Tickets £12, £10, £5 (Concs £10/Schools & Colleges £6)
01633 656757

Sat 18 October, 7.30pm
Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XA
Tickets £14 (Concs £12, Schools £8)
01933 270 007

Mon 20 October, 7.30pm
POOLE Lighthouse
Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
Tickets £13.50 (Students & U18s £6)
08700 668701

Wed 22 October, 7.30pm
The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH
Tickets: £10 (Concs £8.50)
01743 281281

Thu 23 & Fri 24 October, 8pm
Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU
Tickets: £10 (Concs £8)
01332 370911

Mon 27 & Tue 28 October, 8pm
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ
Tickets £12, £14, £16 (Concs £2 off)
0870 787 5790

Thu 30 October, 7.30pm
Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
Tickets £14 (Concs £12 Under 26s £8)
01463 234 234

Sat 1 November, 8pm
STIRLING macrobert
University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA
Tickets: £12 (Concs £9 / Students & Under 18s £6)
01786 466 666

Tue 4 November, 7.45pm
NEWBURY Corn Exchange
Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD
Tickets: £12 (Concs £10)
01635 522733

Fri 7 & Sat 8 November, 7.30pm
EXETER Northcott
Stocker Road, Exeter Devon EX4 4QB
Tickets £10-£18 (U16 1/2 price, Concs £2 off, Schools/Youth Grps 10+ £6)
01392 493 493

Mon 10 November , 7.30pm
TAUNTON Tacchi Morris
School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8PD
£7.50 (Concs £5 / Schools £4)
01823 414141

Thu 13 November, 8pm
Lord Street, Southport PR8 3QL
Tickets: £12 (Concs £10)
01704 540011

Wed 19 – Fri 21 November, 7.30pm
LONDON Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT
Tickets: £10 – £20 (Concs available)
0844 412 4322

Region: All
Venue: UK TOUR: 2 Sept – 21 Nov 2008 see tour dates below
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