Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre

To celebrate the launch of the book Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre: Movement, Memory and Metaphor, by Libby Worth published by Routledge, acclaimed choreographer, Jasmin Vardimon and Libby Worth, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Practice at The Royal Holloway University of London, in conversation with Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

In a lively and multi-layered reflection on the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice, Colman will discuss the work with author and subject.  Together they share their insights into their collaboration and the complex writing process they undertook to bring the book to fruition.  They also discuss Vardimon’s vibrant, evolving choreographic practice from the seeds of an idea through to the completion of a work.

Jasmin Vardimon
A leading force in British dance theatre for nearly twenty years, Jasmin Vardimon has built a reputation for challenging, exciting and visually stunning dance.  Formed in 1997, Jasmin Vardimon Company enjoys critical acclaim and sell-out performances all over the world. Jasmin Vardimon as also a named practitioner on the A Level syllabus, so this is a great opportunity for A level teachers and students to hear her talk about her work, and contribute to the discussion.

Libby Worth
Libby Worth is a movement practitioner and scholar with research interests in dance theatre, site specific performance and performer training.

Geoffrey Colman
In addition to his work at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Geoffrey Colman has worked alongside Vardimon as acting coach on her works Justitia, Park and Pinocchio.

Image credit: Flying dancer – Alastair Muir