Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Jamaal Burkmar

When? w/c 11 February, Monday - Thursday, 9am - 10.30am

Where? NSCD

 Jamaal's classes are music led, through improvisation and set material dancers are made to focus heavily on the quality of sound as well as the structure of different musical styles. Dancers expend a lot of energy and are challenged to change qualities at a dramatic pace and switch between both super quick and super slow movements.

Jamaal Burkmar is a graduate of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and has been creating work since 2012. His first creation 'Ocean' was commissioned by Gianluca Vincentini for the Postgraduate Company. Since then, Jamaal has gone on to be awarded the New Adventures Choreographer Award, has been a recipient of the Trailblazers fellowship through One Dance UK, amidst working on other projects, commissions and grants. Most recently, Jamaal completed work on a large site specific project as a choreographer for Theatre Rites for the Manchester International Festival and the Ruhrtriennalle.