18th May to 22nd May at Ashford Designer Outlet
Internationally renowned dance company presents a thrilling new immersive experience at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford.
From 18th – 22nd May 2021, Jasmin Vardimon’s JV2 company will present a series of daily performances, raising money for charity and showcasing the best in young dance talent.
Jasmin Vardimon, known for visually stunning, physical dance theatre presents a thrilling new immersive performance, Canvas will take place within two repurposed retail units, which have been transformed into a stunning theatrical set, providing a magical backdrop for the 14 talented dancers of JV2. Bold and dramatic, with striking set design, guests will be invited into a multi-sensory world.
One by one, the audience will be guided through a mysterious, captivating and inspiring performance culminating in a spectacular centre-stage finale. The show will offer an intimate and intriguing experience, fostering a sense of human connection at a time when contact between people has been so severely restricted.
The international JV2 ensemble, hand-picked by Jasmin Vardimon, have been training at their studio at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford since October 2020. The performance is an integral part of the JV2 Professional Development Diploma, a highly esteemed programme for those who aspire to a career as a professional performer. Now in its 9th year, the aim of the course is to develop young dancers into versatile performers with skills in a range of performance disciplines. This year’s JV2 dancers are from Italy, Russia, France, Cyprus, Bolivia, Spain, Switzerland, USA as well as the UK and have overcome the challenges of the pandemic to join the course.
The performance will feature local dancer George Perez, who was awarded the prestigious JV2 bursary grant in partnership with McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford in October 2020. George received the £2,500 bursary to contribute towards his studies with Jasmin Vardimon Company as part of a commitment to support the local community and arts industry at a vital time for the performance sector. Along with his fellow JV2 dancers, George will graduate following the live performances of Canvas at the end of May.
Performances will be around 20 minutes long and will be free of charge, with voluntary donations collected in aid of two nominated charities: Friends of William Harvey Hospital and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford’s 2021 charity partner, RNLI. Donations will be accepted at the performance via contactless card payments on the door. Performances will take place at 6pm with additional afternoon performances on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd May, the final performance will take place at lunchtime on Sunday 23rd May.
Advance booking is required, please visit: http://jasminvardimon.eventbrite.com
Canvas will be Covid secure with a dedicated booking system (including Test and Trace registration) strict guest number control, social distancing, mandatory audience face coverings and fogging between performances.
Free of charge with voluntary donations and will be free of charge, with voluntary donations collected in aid of two nominated charities: Friends of William Harvey Hospital and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford’s 2021 charity partner, RNLI. Donations will be accepted at the performance via contactless card payments on the door.