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Martin Lawrance


Martin Lawrance was born in Leicester and began dancing with Leicester Youth Dance Theatre under the direction of Sue Rosenbloom. He trained at Coventry Centre for the Performing Arts from 1989-1991 and at London Contemporary Dance School from 1991-1994. He performed with the postgraduate performance group 4D where he first worked with Richard Alston. Martin has restaged 10 of Richard Alston's choreographies, in Britain and overseas. In 2000, Martin was invited by the Meltdown Festival on the South Bank to make Thimble Rigging, to an original score by Scott Walker. He has created three works for London Contemporary Dance School, and two works for the State School of Dance in Athens, where he created Grey Allegro and Silken Steel. In June 2003, Martin presented a full evening of his work at The Place, and in 2004 Charge was commissioned for the Place Prize. Grey Allegro and Charge were subsequently taken into the Richard Alston Dance Company repertoire. More recently, for RADC, he has created About Face, Brink, Body & Soul and To Dance And Skylark. In November 2007, Martin retired from dancing and is now RADC's Rehearsal Director. In 2009, he made Pendulum for the Critics Circle Award winning Ballet Black Company, and in 2010 he made a piece for the Wycombe Swan dance project, DP6. In 2011 he made Other Than I for Richard Alston Dance Company.

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