The UK has produced some of the brightest young choreographers in recent years, and Cornish born James Wilton is no exception.
Having been inspired to dance at school, he went on to join Cornwall Youth Dance which paved the way for his degree at London Contemporary Dance. Since graduating in 2010 he has been commissioned to choreograph work for dance companies and festivals both here in the UK and internationally.
Fresh out of his work to choreograph some of the opening ceremony for the Rugby League World Cup; during 2014, James will be touring his latest show: Last Man Standing, a piece commissioned by Dance City.
Fast becoming renowned for exhilarating choreography, James draws on martial arts, break dancing and aspects of capoeira to create raw and earthy performances propelled by his trademark soundtrack of heavy rock, ambient music and textured soundscapes.
Last Man Standing explores danger, the fragility of existence and the desire to survive, asking the question; When surrounded by these things in the relentless challenges of life, how do we respond?
• James Wilton Dance presents Last Man Standing at ARC on Wed 5 Feb at 7pm. Tickets are F: £12 C: £10 and can be purchased here.