A Dancer's Journey
Dancers' Career Development is thrilled to share with you the release of ‘A Dancer's Journey’ - a moving and powerful short film that follows the emotional arc of the feelings faced by dancers as they move towards and through the end of their performing career.
Through dramatic choreography and personal stories, the film presents a rare insight into the lives of these incredible artists in a moment of their lives that is both challenging and exciting, yet often unseen.
We learn of the role that Dancers’ Career Development plays as it walks alongside and supports dancers in their journey, as they explore their life beyond performing.
With exciting possibilities...
Featuring the beautiful Eve Mutso, DCD supported dancer and former Principal dancer with Scottish Ballet, and written and directed by the visionary Emma Flett, former dancer and film maker.
The film was premiered at a private screening for special guests from the film and dance world at London's Ham Yard Hotel, followed by a glittering reception.
DCD supports all professional dancers, including independent contemporary, commercial and Musical Theatre dancers to successfully navigate career transition.
We are incredibly grateful to Kit Kemp, co-owner and Design Director for Firmdale Hotels; Bloomsbury Flowers, founded by DCD supported dancers Stephen Wicks and Mark Welford; Kevin O'Hare, Director of DCD Contributing Company The Royal Ballet; Christopher Hampson, CEO and Artistic Director of DCD Contributing Company Scottish Ballet; and Andrej Uspenski, DCD supported dancer and photographer, for supporting the screening event and what was a very special evening for DCD.
Photo credit: David Wootton, Chair of DCD Contributing Company Northern Ballet; DCD Grants Committee member Maxine Room; and Kevin O'Hare,Director of DCD Contributing Company The Royal Ballet at 'A Dancer's Journey' Film Premiere at Ham Yard Hotel, taken by DCD supported dancer Andrej Uspenski
Photo credit: Dame Monica Mason and Britt Tajet-Foxell at 'A Dancer's Journey' Film Premiere at Ham Yard Hotel, taken by DCD supported dancer Andrej Uspenski
About Writer and Director Emma Flett
Writer/Director 'A Dancer's Journey’. Emma trained at the Royal Ballet School and went on to a career as an Actor performing at the RSC and in the West End.
Emma is now writing and directing films, she also choreographs and enjoys bringing together all the disciplines she has worked in through the medium of film.
Together with Special Treats Productions Emma is making a Feature Film about Dancers.
Photo credit: Emma Flett together with Stephen Wicks and Kit Kemp at 'A Dancer's Journey' Film Premiere at Ham Yard Hotel, taken by DCD supported dancer Andrej Uspenski
About Eve Mutso
Eve is former Principal dancer of Scottish Ballet. She danced with the company for thirteen years after joining them from Estonian National Ballet in 2003. During that time she was nominated three times for the Critics Circle National Dance Awards.
In 2014, Eve choreographed and performed elEven as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This was followed by Ink of Innocence in 2015, and Unknown in 2016. She continues to choreograph and develop various creative partnerships.
A Dancer’s Journey was shot within weeks of her leaving Scottish Ballet in the beginning on 2016.
Photo credit: Eve Mutso speaking at 'A Dancer's Journey' Film Premiere at Ham Yard Hotel, taken by DCD supported dancer Andrej Uspenski
Photo credit: 'A Dancer's Journey' Film Premiere at Ham Yard Hotel, taken by DCD supported dancer Andrej Uspenski
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Together, we can make a life changing difference to professional dancers across the UK.