Umanoove with The Happiness Project



Didy Veldman launched her own new company 'Umanoove/Didy Veldman'. She created her second production called 'The Knot' with 7 dancers which will start touring nationally and internationally in November 2018. Please see www.umanoove-didy-veldman.org for more information.

 

Her first production 'The Happiness Project' with Composer Alexander Balanescu and 4 fantastic dancers: Estela Merlos, Dane Hurst, Hannah Kidd and Mathieu Geffré.

Hereby a promo of some research & development done in Nov. 15 (2 minutes 20 seconds. For full version please see here)

 

 

About the Happiness Project

 

Best known in the UK for her productions for Rambert, Northern Ballet
and HeadSpaceDance, international dance artist Didy Veldman
launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a
choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for
fulfillment. This supremely physical and theatrical full length work for
four fantastic dancers is made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer
Alexander Balanescu, who performs live, and designer Kimie Nakano.
Performances 

 

04 Nov '16 Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

09 Nov '16 South Hill Park  Bracknell

10 Nov '16 Winchester Theatre Royal  

12 Nov '16 Falmouth Arts Centre

14 Nov '16 Bath Spa University

15 Nov '16 Patrick Centre Birmingham

17 Nov '16 Chichester University

 

24 April '17 Exeter Northcott

26 April '17 Northern Ballet Theatre Leeds

28 & 29 '17 April Tramway Glasgow

2 & 3 May '17 The Place London

4 May '17 PDSW Bournemouth

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Richard Haughton

 

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Happiness Project full version (6 minutes)