Collins William


Classical Ballet / Choreographer

William Collins is a Scottish choreographer and winner of the ITs Festival 2010. The jury called his winning work ‘a fantastic and original piece with several hidden layers.
This makes it an exciting work to watch.’ That duet brought forth memories of despair in Collins’ cultural heritage in which he quotes Disney, Hemmingway, Hollywood, Frances Bacon and Oprah Winfrey.

A mainstay of this work is its fragmentary nature, a quality representative of how Collins uses the internet as a pick ‘n mix of knowledge and culture. Similarly, the dancers are constantly reassessing where they put their interests and points of focus within the performance. This produces an awkward overabundance of choices wherein no one ‘route’ is pursuable, which is serendipitously reminiscent of the despair present in the original choreography.

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