ESSEX DANCE THEATRE
the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
its 40 year history, Essex Dance Theatre has continued to grow and
evolve, while remaining true to its founding principles of
professionalism, inclusivity and mutual support.
annual showcase is only the tip of their artistic iceberg – they're
just back from their Devon residential – but remains
an astounding achievement.
began with the Thursday Boys – moving impressively to Pompeii and
Juke Box Hero – before the two performing groups alternated one
inventive, energetic routine after another, most of them
choreographed in house. Both
cohorts giving 100% to the challenging, dynamic dance, and both
boasting an athletic, stylish group of young men.
the two dozen numbers, room only to mention the highly charged black
and white This Is Why I Was Born, the cheeky Dr Wanna
Do, Sing Sing Sing building the excitement, the school uniformed
Trouble, which segued neatly into the witty Latin Trio. A stylish
polka-dotted Hey Pachuco, and a
superb routine to Neon Jungle's Braveheart, before The Knowledge from
the whole company, closing the show as it has for the last 28 years,
the calls and the triumphal descent to the stalls.
the 2015 company photographed by Patrick Anderson