Part of Works Ahead 2013 — booking details + information
Winner Turn Prize 2012
Ever had the urge to jump off a train platform? To slap a random stranger? Or to open the car-door on the motorway?
We all naturally have impulsive thoughts and through our upbringing in modern day society, we know that to “act” on our impulses could be frowned upon. We have learnt how to hide, ignore and suppress these impulsive urges … up until now.
Car-Door Moment, with its playful charisma, will open its arms and embrace all weird, hilarious and outrageous impulsive moments. Ellen Turner will go where no one dares to go, and experience life without consequences in a mischievous “tongue-in-cheek” physical dance work that celebrates our most instinctive and impulsive reactions to life.
Ellen Turner — a young, energetic dance artist twitching with energy — brings you Car-Door Moment: a journey of her most common and honest impulsive thoughts.
####Who is she?
Ellen Turner is a northern-based dancer and choreographer from Lancaster, who trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She started her career by joining Ludus dance company and toured work by Dylan Quinn, Yael Flexer, Ben Wright and Nigel Charnock. She has gone on to work with Maelstrom Dance Company, Brightfurnace Dance Company, and 12 Degrees North. She has also worked with Gary Clarke and Genevieve Say on her most recent work 5ive.
For the past year and half, Ellen has been perusing her choreographic aspirations by creating her newest work Car-Door Moment which won the Turn Prize 2012. She enjoys creating and performing high-energy work, which pushes audiences expectations of dance, whilst creating an entertaining atmosphere.
####What people have said about her
Car-Door Moment is a fresh, gutsy, funny, daring, challenging and down-right honest piece of dance theatre which made me crease with laughter, question my own limits and cringe with embarrassment. A wonderful display of life today from a young female performer with bags of charisma, tons of talent and a true comic at heart. Car-Door Moment should be seen by the masses. It will change your life forever
Ellen is a very funny young woman and talented dancer who’s ingeniously blended her skills into this extremely engaging piece of theatre.
Helen Gould, Co-Director La Petite Mort
The sheer energy and commitment to her performance is completely engaging. Great stuff.
Wieke Erringa, Artistic Director Yorkshire Dance