As it was our first day as interns with Adaire to Dance, we were excited for what the day will hold for Icarus rehearsals.
I am aware of the story about Icarus however, as I didn’t get a chance to attend the premiere at Deda last September, I was intrigued to find out more about the choreographic process and how a professional contemporary company works in rehearsals.
We have been starting the days with our hardcore ab workout to get us warm, followed by learning a floor sequence which we perform in groups. It was really interesting to move with professional dancers and seeing how they approach a warm up. They have such a professional attitude when beginning the company class, taking enough time for themselves to ensure that their bodies are stretched and warm for a day full of rehearsals!
As they don’t have access to the gauzes or digital elements of the show yet, it has just been a case of cleaning, rehearsing and teaching the new dancer his role! As Joe is new to the company, he has learnt the piece in 3 days, which is amazing!! The hard work and dedication he has put into learning the routine is impressive. Adaire to Dance as a company, work so well together; constantly giving opinions, input and listening to each other making room for improvement! This is what makes great dancers.
Kate Jones is our intern for the Icarus Regional Tour 2017.
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22nd June, 7.30pm The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton
28th June, 7.30pm, Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
29th June, 7.30pm Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln