Residency Dates: Mon 1 - Fri 12 Feb 2016
John Ross Dance was initially set up in 2011 to allow John Ross to explore the connection between theatre and dance and how they can co-exist to tell stories through movement. John has won numerous awards for his choreographic works including The Matthew Bourne Choreographer Award in 2014. In 2015 he became one of the BBC's 32 Ones to Watch Fellows, hosted by Swindon Dance.
During his residency, John explored ideas inspired by American author Mitch Albom's book The Five People You Meet In Heaven. The book follows Eddy who passes on, and before entering heaven fully, meets five important people from specific times in his life. John will be exploring themes of influence, human connection and the power of even the smallest incidental meeting.
This residency is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation