Walker's style is inspired by hip-hop and contemporary movement, and a huge passion for film, which translates to a highly cinematic experience on stage and TV. His versatility has taken him from working with pop stars such as Kylie Minogue, to international companies like Chicago's Joffrey Ballet. Walker is also the founder and Artistic Director of 201 Dance Company, and choreographer of 201's award-winning SKIN ("A masterpiece of human sensitivity" - ★★★★★ Ed Fringe Review) and SMOTHER ("Taking Hip-Hop into thrillingly new terrain" - ★★★★ The Guardian).See Full Biography
Andrea is adapting Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake's award-winning picture book: "SAD BOOK" for the stage. The production will be making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021. Read 201 Dance Company's full statement below:
We want to share some exciting news! Back in March, we were just about to announce our next full-length production, which would have premiered at Edinburgh Fringe 2020. Then lockdown happened. Last week, we found out we're one of the lucky and grateful recipients of Arts Council England's Emergency Grant, which will help us to keep working on this project. Thank you ACE!!
To celebrate such happy news during such difficult times, we think it's time we reveal what we've been creating this past year:
We are honoured to be adapting Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake's award-winning "SAD BOOK" for the stage. This is a very personal story about what it means to be sad, with some truly beautiful - and sometimes haunting - writing and imagery. We're so grateful to Michael for lending his beautiful story to us. "SAD BOOK" is already pencilled for an EdFringe 2021 run. We're working with some incredibly talented performers, animators, projection artists, composers, musicians and designers to bring to you one of our biggest productions to date, with a fusion of choreography, animation, design, and original composition that we are very proud of. We are so excited to bring Sad Book's pages to life, and we can't wait to share our hard work with you all.️ Meanwhile, stay safe!
Read what The Guardian thought about Sad Book by CLICKING HERE.