Namron

Namron OBE has had a prolific career spanning over half a century. He began is dance career at the Willesden Jazz Ballet Group in 1961 whilst also studying as a mechanical engineering apprentice at AEI Neasden. The Willesden Jazz Ballet was one of the first Community Dance groups in London in the early sixties. He continued his training with a scholarship at Rambert Ballet School in 1965.

He is widely credited as the first black dancer to be employed by a British dance company. In 1969 he was a founder and member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre. Remaining in the company for eighteen years, touring globally and working with the renowned choreographers of the time including Robert Cohan, Alvin Ailey, Anna Sokolow, Robert North, Talley Beattie, Richard Alston and Siobhan Davies.

In 1985 Namron became a founder member of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance teaching staff. As a freelancer, he was appointed first rehearsal director at Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds. Now based in London, he works as a guest teacher at Millennium Dance 2000, as well as at Middlesex University and for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. In 2003 he was appointed Associate Artist for Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble. He performed in a self-Choreograp hed solo work, Missing, at the Summer Collection, Clore Studios, Royal Opera House, London in July 2004, as well as, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a two-week run.

Most recently, Namron was involved in Anniversary by Alan Lyddiard, choreographed by Royston Maldoom, a new multi-media dance and theatre performance created by older artists, including performers from various dance traditions and backgrounds.

Lastly, Namron was performing in Learning to Dance. A duet of astonishing virtuosity and grace, the piece is a reflection on the contrasting relationships of Guru-disciple and teacher-student, a brief reference to Samuel Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece Waiting for Godot, choreographed by Balbir Singh.

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The Idea (learning to dance)
My destiny to bring them together
Natural curiosity and questions (learning to dance)
Composer thoughts (learning to dance)
The story (love and spice)
Dance with live cooking
On the trail of love and spice
Love, spice – and healthy eating
Breakdown of The Strategists
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (1)
An interview with Kuldip Singh Bist of the Delhi Hurricanes
Overview of The Strategists
Decreasing Infinity in India
Painter research
A dancer reflects on Love and Spice
Sooraj Subramaniam
Breakdown of the piece (12)
Dancer notes performance (flatlands)
Breakdown of the piece (love and spice)
Moon, dance
The Collaborators
Bones, Bodies and Beats
Peacock Lake – genesis of the concept
Script (12)
BMX and Flatland terminology
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (2)
Running order (full contact)
Watersplash! Uncovering hidden histories to reach new audiences
When Worlds Collide
Immersed in music
In the presence of geniuses
Namron
Olga Maloney
Exploring hidden worlds
Gary Beacom
A bridge to India
Jesse Bannister
A lost art?
Full Contact – highlights from the script
Kimberley Hardy
body/painting – dancers at an exhibition
Firing up the Mehfil Machine
Baines Cards
Who was Sir Hans Krebs?
Synchro in the city
Kali Chandrasegaram
Creative Case – challenges along the way
The Guru-Shishya relationship
Padmashri Guru Pratap Pawar
What is Kathak?
Life blood
A new aesthetic in the sport-art of synchro
AquaKathak – the creative water workout
Balbir on working with Gary
Colouring your emotions
Abirami Eswar
Care Homes Tour Leeds 2020
The Work: Act 1
The Work: Act 2
Artists
Erica Mulkern
John Ball
Artistic Highlights
Creative Case in action – July to September 2019
Covid-19 Update on Monday, April 6th, 2020
John Curry Olympic and World Champion
Finding my way in The Creative Spirit of John Curry
Talent Development – Abirami Eshwar
Talent Development – Kimberley Hardy
Collaborators: Lorna Brown and Gary Beacom