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Ensemble Festival 24 Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July

Ensemble Festival 24

Chad Taylor – Closer to My Dreams

Chad Taylor – Closer to My Dreams
Follow the story of two young Black brothers from inner-city Manchester as they pursue their shared dream of becoming professional dancers. Weaving poetry and rap with hip hop choreography, the show is a joyous, heartfelt take on family and friendship and how we respond to the trials and tribulations life throws at us. Chad Taylor is the creator behind this new work featuring Chad alongside Ziggy Taylor, Kieron Simms, Miguel Gomez and Ellis Brownhill.
Dancer and choreographer Chad Taylor makes his Without Walls debut with Closer to My Dreams, a hip-hop infused walkabout dance piece. Five performers take audiences on a journey through the universal questions of how we respond to the trials and tribulations that life brings. This production is co-commissioned by Certain Blacks and Without Walls.

About Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor started dancing at the age of 11. He trained in the foundations of hip hop, and at 14 years of age started to widen his dance vocabulary with ballet, tap, and jazz. His professional experience started at age 15, with appearances on Top of the Pops and CD:UK.

Chad graduated from The Hammond with a National Diploma in Dance on a full scholarship. He went on to work with artists such as Cheryl Cole, Paloma Faith, Sade, Take That, Meat Loaf, Joe McElderry, Little Mix and LMFAO. He has worked with choreographers including Fatima Robinson and has performed at The X Factor final at the O2 Arena, the BRIT Awards and the Royal Variety Performance.

Creatively, Chad has shared his own work at venues such as HOME, Contact Theatre, The Lowry, The Curve in Leicester and Sadler’s Wells in London. His work has been featured as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers, Refract, SICK! Festival and Breakin’ Convention.

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