Italian choreographer Mauro de Candia begins an intense creative process during the second week of January 2024 which continues until the premiere of JAMES at the end of February. The choreographer who has a rich and diverse artistic background, is the ideal person for this very theatrical project. His vision leads him away from the purely narrative- instead he draws on the dancers’ physical and expressive talents to produce a series of balletic tableaux. It pushes our young artists to the max as it entails working closely with de Candia in the creative process, at times using improvisation in a manner most of them had never attempted.
It is highly satisfying to see all of them grow as artists during a hard but rewarding five weeks.

© Alain Honorez