London’s the Place has been running its Resolution Festival for more than 25 years. The annual showcase, which presents a spate of new dance works throughout January and February, is a boon for emerging artists: along with a performance platform, the dancemakers who participate receive professional support and guidance throughout the production process—a valuable leg up in a dance scene as competitive as London’s. The festival’s track record for launching famous faces is another draw: some of the biggest names in contemporary British dance, including Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter, got their start on the Resolution stage.
Co_Motion Dance's “Force.” Photograph by Amy Lovelock
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading