The 2012 NACA Award Showcase

18 August 2014

A look back at our inaugural 2012 Showcase...

Last year's showcase took place on the main stage at Sadler’s Wells. The location of the 2014 showcase will be dependent on the winner/s choreographic style and needs. It is expected to take place in September 2014.

Matthew Bourne says:
“I am delighted to be announcing the second New Adventures Choreographer Award. None of us at the company anticipated the huge appetite for an award of this kind the first time around. James Cousins has gone on to establish an enviable career as an international choreographer of contemporary dance and I am very much looking forward to finding our next winner.”

Following the sold-out 2012 showcase at Sadler’s Wells James Cousins has presented his duet, There We Have Been, commissioned as part of the inaugural NACA, in Italy, Brussels, Germany and Brazil. He has also been commissioned to create a new piece for Scottish Ballet and has recently returned from Chile where he created a new work on the National Ballet.

James Cousins says:
“The award is so much more than a choreography award, it has taught me everything from creating a budget to managing a production and running a company and given me opportunities I'd only ever dreamed of having. Matthew is such a knowledgeable and generous mentor and has really helped me to discover and shape my style and Re:Bourne supported me with all aspects of producing the showcase. Winning the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award has opened so many doors for me; I would recommend it to anyone.”

>>Watch Showreels from our 2012 winner James Cousins and our runner-up Tom Jackson Greaves:

Showcase interviews with Matthew Bourne and James Cousins 

There We Have Been Showreel (James Cousins) – Created for the NACA Showcase 2012:

Everything and Nothing Showreel (James Cousins) – Created for the NACA Showcase 2012:

Vanity Fowl Showreel (Tom Jackson Greaves) - Created for the NACA Showcase 2012:

James Cousins Dance:

Tom Jackson Greaves:

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