FALLING MAN

FALLING MAN is a theatrical, audio-visual dance production created by the award-winning partnership between Dane Hurst and Tom Rowland. The work looks at the cultural, societal, and psychological factors associated with the high rate of male suicide in the UK.
Eighty-four young men under the age of 45 die every week, this tragic reality is addressed by -
CALM: Project 84

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creative team

dane hurst

co-director, choreogrpaher, dancer

Dane is an award winning Dancer, Choreographer, Actor & Director of Moving Assembly Project

Tom rowland

co-director, composer, visual artist / film

Tom is an award winning Director, Photographer, Artist, and Composer based in London, UK.

Guest artists

Oxana panchenko

dancer

Born in Russia and trained at Kiev State Ballet school.

After graduation joined Kiev National Ballet, followed by English National Ballet and Bayerisches Staatsballett.

From 2001 worked with Balletboyz, performing works by William Forsyth, Paul Lightfoot, Charles Linehan, Christopher Wheeldon, Russell Maliphant, Cathy Marston, William Tucket, Liv Lorent and Rafael Bonachela.

 In 2002, won the Time Out Live Award for “Outstanding Performance” in William Forsyth’s Steptext and in the following year “Outstanding Female Classical Artist Award” at the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards.

Oxana performed the role of the Queen in Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, guested with Christopher Wheeldon’s Company Morphoses in New York, Benjamin Millepied’s Company performing in Lyon and Bayerisches Staatsballett.

She came back to Balletboyz performing in Young Men by Ivan Perez in 2015 and in 2016 returned to English National Ballet for R&D for Akram Khan’s Giselle.

In early 2019 was part of Yorke Dance Project latest program Twenty performing in Kenneth Macmillan’s Playground and Robert Cohen’s Communion. 

 

Currently with Michael Clark Company since 2009 

Apricity 

vocalist

Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Apricity is a singer-songwriter, poet, and writer. Her talent was first discovered by Disney as a teenager, and she has since moved on to become an independent international performing artist in her own right. 

Having previously sung vocals in the US with Wild Flowers of the Mojave and Manuka Piglet, Apricity is now working in the UK, and brings her deep, rich, and naturally beautiful tones to the production of Falling Man. 

Apricity also writes and publishes poetry, is trained in contemporary dance, and studies philosophy with a focus in existentialism and the philosophy of sex.

jordan ajadi

dancer

Jordan trained at London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a 1st class Hons degree. He performed in Fuel coproduction with The Place of ‘Dead Club’ directed by David Rosenburg and choreographed by Frauke Requardt. Crystal Pite’s ‘Polaris’, a night dedicated to Thomas Ades ‘See the music, Hear the dance’. Early 2017 Jordan performed in ‘We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary’ with Inky Cloak Dance Theatre Company  and later in an opera called ‘From the house of the Dead’ at the Royal Opera House including on tour in Brussels La Monnaie de Munt and Opera de Lyon. He performed at the Young Vic in two productions called ‘The Marbleous root Home’ and 'The Town that Trees Built' Directed by Natasha Nixon. Played the role of 'Desmond Dekker' in RudeBoy: A Trojan Story. Jordan modelled for the cover page of Guardian Weekend Mag 'Impossible Bodies' Furthermore I have featured in music video's: Frank Ocean “Nike's” Jack Savoretti “Written in the stars.” Ruti 'Racing Cars'

Production Collaborators

marius arnold-clarke

stage/production manager

Marius is a Production and Stage Manager, managing performances with Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Ballet. He  originally attended The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge as between 1995 and 2000 and joined the global events and production company, Imagination in 2013.
His recent projects include Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Sutra and Milonga, Damien Jalet’s Gravity Fatigue, and Cuban dance shows Havana Rakatan and Vamos Cuba. He also works closely with internationally renowned tango star German Cornejo, and Production Manages and Lighting Designs his international touring shows Break the Tango and Tango After Dark. Marius continues to work closely with the BBC on dance projects for television including the bi-annual Young British Dancer Competition, and film adaptations of stage-productions such as Jonathan Watkin’s Kes. Marius is currently engaged with Company Wayne McGregor and 'Tree of Codes' with Paris Opera Ballet in Paris. Future projects include a tour of Botis Seva’s Olivier Award Winning Production BLKDOG and new works with Jonathan Goddard, Kate Prince and Akram Khan.

Image by Karl Schoemaker

Kimberley clare nanson

pr & communications

Kimberley is an experienced Public Relations and Communications professional with 17 years of industry experience in both UK and South Africa. She has worked with global brands, growing emerging brands as well as not-for-profits who want to drive change and create a better world. Kimberley has seen and experienced the evolution of social, partnered with agencies to meld media, social and advertising to drive demand and create results that make a difference. Kimberley is Director at Wildhorses, a PR company that directs the development, implementation and monitoring of communication strategies.  As collaborative partner, Kimberley provides strategic communication advice to clients, liaises with external partners and establishes networks to ensure support in driving client messaging. She identifies external challenges and emerging issues and designs strategies to manage them, while anticipating and incorporating appropriate communications tools and channels for brands. Kimberley works across South Africa and UK and is currently based in London, UK.