ABOUT.

 

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.

PREVIOUS WORKS.

LIVE.

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).

FILM.

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.

EDUCATION.

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).

REVIEWS.

“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

T H E  T E A M 

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Artistic Director

Harriet Waghorn

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Harriet  works as a dancer, choreographer and director for film and theatre. Since 2019 Harriet has been engaged as a company dancer for touring company Tavaziva. Through 2018/9 she performed at The Royal Opera House and has worked in cross collaborative works at The Tate Modern and Serpentine Gallery. Harriet has featured/choreographed dance films including choreography for Netflix Original ‘Been So Long’ & internationally exposed dance films which collectively have over 12 million views. Previously she competed Internationally with Latin Formation UK champions XS Latin.

Artistic Director

Carmine De Amicis

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Carmine De Amicis, works internationally as choreographer, director and performer in Theatre, Opera and Film. He has received choreographic commissions from Welsh National Opera, ReisOpera - Netherlands, Athens & Epidaurus, På-Tå-Hev (Norwegian Ballet&Opera), Gothic Opera, Rossini Opera Festival, 3Fall Dance Company etc. He is associate lecturer in dance at the University of Chichester and has performed for Richard Alston, Shobana Jeyasingh, Jose Agudo, Tavaziva, Watkins Dance and Grange Park Opera.

Company Manager

Tom specialises in bringing together commercial viability and artistic credibility. As a Producer and Creative Director he has delivered flagship campaigns for the world's biggest brands in Fashion (YSL, North Face, Mulberry), Technology (Samsung, Huawei, Dyson) and Entertainment (Sky, Adidas, Peroni). His link with performance stems from his previous career as a musician, which saw him give solo recitals for 4 royal families, record at the BBC and play with Stevie Wonder. 

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Performer

Fabio Dolce

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Fabio works across London, Paris and Palermo. As well as dancing works by Shobana Jeyasingh in the UK and Chatha in France, he co-directs the Essevesse Dance Company based in Marseille, where he choreographs and dances his own works. Fabio has performed soloist for pieces made by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Nureyev, Mr Cunningham, Maria La Ribot, Shobana Jeyasingh, Andonis Foniadakis and many others.

Performer

Andre Kamienski

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Dance work credits include Akram Khan, Shobana Jeyasingh, Tavaziva Dance, Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Edifice Dance Theatre, Watkins Dance Company

Andre is a Polish born, London based art director and movement artist. He runs his own contemporary arts company under the name of KAMIENSKI. 

With a heavy influence from contemporary and classical ballet, Andre specialises in collaboratively blending various forms of visual art and movement.

Performer

Vasiliki Papapostolou

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Vasiliki trained in Ballroom Latin and contemporary. She completed her BA in Dance and then she joined the MASA Programme of KCDC in Israel for 10 months. She has worked with EDT since 2019. She has choreographed and performed as a solo dance artist in "Objekt x Ezra Miller" event for Lia Mice's AV live set, at Islington Assembly Hall in September 2019. She has performed repertoire of Rami Be'er (Kibbutz Dance Company), Mats Ek and Dore Hoyer. Also she has performed original pieces of Sita Ostheimer, Yael Flexer, Theo TJ Lowe, Zoi Dimitriou and Thomas Page Dances.

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Vasiliki Papapostolou

Performer

Tom Wohlfahrt

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British Latin Champion Tom has worked with award winning Choreographer Riccardo Buscarini, Welsh National Opera (Carmen), Dance The Night Away (Fierce Entertainment Limited) and had the opportunity to perform on The Greatest Dancer, Season 2. Tom has danced with EDT since 2019.

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