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The class will explore Douglas’s vigorous, explosive andpowerful style.
Douglas Thorpe trained at London Contemporary Dance Schooland danced with Phoenix Dance Company for over 20 years.
He has since made work for ACE Dance & Music,Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig, and the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Douglas hasalso returned to Phoenix Dance Theatre as a choreographer, making TenderCrazy Love for the Particle Velocity programme and Beast for theIgnite Programme.
He has collaborated and performed with choreographersincluding Arthur Pita, Javier De Frutos and Henri Oguike, and in 2015 he wascommissioned to create a work for VERVE titled Dramatis Personae, sincereworked for Möbius Dance.
The founder of Leeds-based company Mad Dogs Dance Theatre,Douglas is known for explosive, powerful and highly physical work. He hasbeen tipped to be one of the most important new voices in UK dance, combiningintense and visceral movement with text, music and film. His pieces are knownfor shocking and provoking audiences, and often explore themes relevant tocontemporary society.