Talent Development

Adventures in Film

We are thrilled to announce our latest digital endeavour, Adventures in Film. This exciting new project is a unique opportunity for three carefully selected and talented female choreographers to work with TEA films to create bold and innovative dance films based on the New Adventures love of Storytelling. 

Once created, the three films will premiere in Autumn 2020 as stand-alone cinematic shorts across the New Adventures channels. Evolving from the New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA), originally established by colleagues and friends in celebration of Matthew Bourne’s 50th birthday in 2010, Adventures in Film aims to bring about career developing opportunities to women from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences and collective world views; providing them with a platform to exercise and hone their skills as artists, producers and creative storytellers.

The three choreographers have been selected from the phenomenal pool of talent within the New Adventures dance company. Having performed in Romeo and JulietSleeping Beauty and Cinderella, they have been chosen for their work ethic, determination and courageous outlook on inclusive female representation in the world of performing arts, not to mention for their exceptional talent as dancers and choreographers in their own right.

Tasha will be working with dancers Mark Samras and Seren Williams.

Monique will be working with dancers Rhys Dennis and Ihsaan De Banya, and creative assistants Poppy Garton and Rhia Fraser.

Anjali will be working with dancers Charlotte Broom, Estela Merlos and Cordelia Braithwaite.

Working alongside New Adventures partners TEA films to bring their ideas to life, the choreographers will also be provided with dedicated mentorship and support from Matthew BourneEtta Murfitt and the New Adventures team. These choreographers will bring their stories to life, developing their professional skillset and making long-lasting industry connections, in the hopes of giving our audiences new and inspiring young choreographers to watch out for in the future.

Meet the Filmmakers

“Whilst we are unable to make work on stage, we have seen the power that film possesses, a means for people to connect, be inspired and thoroughly experience the joys of dance. We believe that this opportunity for financial support, mentorship and guidance to these three choreographers is a way for us to further nurture and develop the future of dance and protect the needs, not only for the performing arts but for the next generation of artists to thrive in their chosen areas of dance, theatre and storytelling through the medium of film.” - Matthew Bourne