EDIFICE Dance Theatre is a UK based dance theatre company creating works for the stage, film and immersive experiences. EDIFICE’s unique combination of ballroom and contemporary makes it different from any other company working in the UK, creating partner work that combines the speed, passion and connection of ballroom, with the fluidity, freedom and connection of contemporary dance.
EDIFICE was founded in 2015 by co-directors Harriet Waghorn and Carmine De Amicis after producing dance film ‘Edifice’ directed by Rogerio Silva. The video now has 8 million views worldwide. From this initial success EDIFICE has toured sell out performances and teachings internationally.
Salomé (2019/20), Transcendence (2019), TENOME (2018), Til Death Do Us...' (2017), Blood Wedding (2016)
EDIFICE was commissioned for The Place, London 2020 & has performed at venues including: The Cockpit (London), St Josephs Theatre (Scarborough),Teatro Marsillach (Madrid) & Contact Dance International Film Festival 2017 (Toronto). In 2019 the company created their first immersive site-specific production TRANSCENDENCE, in collaboration with Alex MacArthur Interiors, which has been performed in a XIV Century Monastery in Rye (east Sussex).
Desire Change (2020), Transcendence (2019), Salomé (2019),Plastic Oceans (2018), Blood Wedding (2016), edifice (2015)
EDIFICE's film work features on Vice, NOWNESS includes viral dance short ‘edifice’. EDIFICE is currently in post production with ‘Transcendence’ a 40 min short, shot in Oct ‘19 with award winning director Alfred George Bailey.
EDIFICE has delivered educational projects at The Place, Balletboyz short course, Imperial College, UAL, Lift Off Dance Festival, Contact Dance International Film Festival (Toronto) and Ecole et Conservatoire de Danse (Italy).
“Pulses are racing and bodies heaving in organic, earthy waves– it's an interesting amalgam of styles, from some excellent dancers.”
THE EVENING STANDARD
"EDIFICE Dance Theatre is still not yet five years’ old and Salomé is the company’s fourth production. It is raw, punchy and intimate dance theatre that was absorbing, stimulating and entertaining. The company certainly seems to be on an upward curve and I am keen to see what more Waghorn and De Amicis can bring to their repertoire both on stage and film."
DANCING TABS, GRAHAM WATTS
“Blending choreographic conventions to shocking effect, the company’s co-directors Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn, have filtered the sharp extravagance of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ ballroom styles through the fluidity of contemporary dance.”
DANCING TIMES, BARBARA NEWMAN
“I was mesmerised by the work. I was pleased to see new company.”
BRITISH COUNCIL,CAROLE MCFADDEN
“Inventive and collaborative with incredible talent"
DALE MERCER, FEATURE FILM CHOREOGRAPHER
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