Dane Hurst is an award-winning choreographer and dancer. He currently dances for Rambert Dance Company in London. Drawing from the descriptions by the media that articulate the artist at work a vivid picture is revealed of a performer with ‘huge emotional power and virtuoso technique’
Of his lastest choreographic work O’dabo (‘until I return again’ in Yoruba) (2014):
‘he produced one of the most stunning openings to a dance sequence that I have ever seen’
‘He moved like primordial flow out of his circle of light and into the world’.
His choreography is reminiscent: ‘of the sculptures of Rodin with their density, their mass.’
‘it was a dance that the audience surged forward to applaud ‘.
Ballet trained, South African born choreographer and dancer, Dane Hurst began his career in London in 2003, where he is now based. He holds a Master’s Degree in Choreography from the University of Kent and Central School of Ballet.
In 2014 he received the BEST MALE DANCER OF THE YEAR AWARD as voted by the Critics Circle National Dance Awards London. He has been a nominee for this award in 2006 and 2013. In 2012 he was voted 3rd by an international jury of dance writer’s and critic’s for Dance Europe Magazine’s Top 100 Dancers of the year 2012. The Spotlight Male Dancer of the Year Award was awarded to him in 2007.Dane won a choreographic award the MAMA’s Award with Kira Zhigalina for the Kinetika Art Fair 2012.
He has received commissions from Rambert, The Place Prize, The Barbican, RichMix, InTransit Festival, Stuttgart International Solo Dance Theatre Competition, Wilton’s Music Hall.
His choreographic works have been performed at the Peacock Theatre – Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis, Robin Howard Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Linbury Theatre – Royal Opera House, Wilton’s Music Hall, The Commonwealth Institute and the Hall for Cornwall – Truro.