We make versatile work for in and outdoors, using dance theatre to explore current social themes and human nature. We engage the core human emotions of our audience with relevant, accessible and often humorous work. Reaching beyond the traditions of a theatre space, JTD increasingly seeks to present in non traditional spaces, outdoor festivals and rural touring.
Through humour, striking imagery and powerful intricate movement a story unravels between a man and a woman. Competition builds, passion increases and the dancers blood boils as they attempt to out do each other in a fast paced ‘pas de deux’. An argentine tango…..perhaps.
First commissioned for Dance Village 2014, ‘Frustra’ features virtuoso live cello with two dancers.
Designed for venue and outdoor performance. Running Time 14 mins.
Choreography: Julia Thorneycroft. Sound Design/Musician: Sarah Moody. Dramaturge – Jon Beedell (Desperate Men). Dancers: Murilo Leite, Vicki Hearne. Additional Direction: Laila Diallo
Our newest work first shown in late 2014 at ‘Emerge’ and ‘BITES REMIX’. ‘Endeavour’ explores our love/hate relationship with reality TV competitions and takes a satirical swipe at shows such as Crufts and Great British Bake Off. Giving a humorous nod to a range of dance styles and a light hearted look at the evolution of human kind.
Designed for versatile venue and outdoor performance. Running Time 15 mins.
Choreography: Julia Thorneycroft. Sound Design/Musician: Sarah Moody. Dramaturge/narration – Jon Beedell (Desperate Men). Dancers: Murilo Leite, Vicki Hearne
A thoughtful duet exploring grief, ‘Breath:Taking’ was created in tribute to Julia’s nephew Conrad, killed whilst serving in Afghanistan. Using Mike York’s visual arts work ‘Empty Chairs’ as it’s impetus, this piece explores the space left behind by those we have lost.
Designed for versatile venue touring. Running Times 40 min and 30 min versions.
Choreography: Julia Thorneycroft. Sound Design/Musician: Sarah Moody. Dancers: Murilo Leite, Vicki Hearne