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North X North

Residency: The Drop 1.0

North X North will be exploring the micro-moment of euphoria (a moment they’re calling The Drop) within music, and how it can be prolonged longer that a split second, where the audience can share a collective experience. The project will involve dance, immersive/physical theatre, radio, music composition and aerial performance. 

Their plan is to create a portfolio of work researching a number of ideas exploring this idea with different groups. The FABRIC residency will focus on an experience of being visually impaired and how sound influences the body, working with 2 professional artists, with a level of visual impairment and a group of community participants of varying abilities who are not visually impaired. 

More About North X North

North X North is a newly formed contemporary dance theatre company, created by Sophie Duncan and John Ross, with the aim of creating performances energised by electronic music, dance and theatre.  

Sophie is an award-winning choreographer/director and multi-discipline performer, producing works in contemporary theatre, dance, circus and short film, with theatres including Theatr Clwyd, Bibliotecha Alexandrina (Egypt), The Roundhouse, Teatrul Notarra (Bucharest) and The Old Vic

Sophie has performed as a dancer, actor, puppeteer, aerialist, vocalist and circus generalist with companies including Cirque Du Soleil, MGM, Franco Dragone and Florentina Holzinger.  

As a performer John has worked for amongst others, Tom Dale Company, Jasmin Vardimon, Gecko Theatre and Punchdrunk’s production of ‘Sleep No More’ in Shanghai. He has won numerous choreography awards including The Matthew Bourne Choreographer Award 13, Moko & Sadlers Wells Children’s Choreography Award 15 and was named BBC’s 32 one’s to watch of 2015.  He has worked as a movement director in theatre, film and opera wiith credits such as Hampstead, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Clwyd, The Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, Birmingham Rep and The Old Vic London. 


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Left image: John Ross by Alastair More
Right image: Sophie Duncan by Chris McGreevey

Sophie Duncan And John Ross