Experience a new kind of Freedom
Award-winning choreographer Jasmin Vardimon is
bringing her latest production Freedom to Canterbury’s Marlowe
Exploring the question ‘What is freedom?’, the work features six
dancers, fusing clever animation with live action and inventive set
It was devised and rehearsed at the Jasmin Vardimon Production
Space, a new multi-purpose studio in Ashford’s Stour Centre.
Jasmin, who founded the company in 1997, said: “We had been
working at various venues around London, but we really needed a
specific space as our shows are normally huge with lots of
“We found this place in Ashford which was perfect, with great
links to London, and we received support from Ashford council to
make it good for our needs by installing things like fully sprung
floors, big airy windows and a complete lighting rig.”
Jasmin commutes from the capital, where
she lives with artist husband Guy Bar-Amotz, an associate director
of the company, and their seven and a half-year-old daughter
She said: “I have been associate director of Sadler’s Wells
since 2006, so I have lots of work in London and at the moment I
have no plans to move to Kent, but you never know.”
Jasmin takes inspiration from a variety of sources, and one part
of Freedom was unknowingly choreographed by her daughter.
She said: “We were playing Led Zeppelin at home and I was
filming Mayam while she danced, and thought it would be perfect for
the show. I got the dancers to learn her movements. Kids have
amazing freedom in their bodies.”
Born and raised in central Israel, Vardimon moved to London in
1997, but has not danced professionally since the birth of
She said: “I do miss performing but I have such an amazing
company of dancers, and I love what I do.”
Freedom is at The Marlowe on Thursday, February 28 and
Friday, March 1. Tickets from £9. Call 01227 787787. For a
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