Jamaal Burkmar Dance

 

 Jamaal Burkmar Dance

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Jamaal Burkmar is a graduate of the Northern School for Contemporary Dance in Leeds. In 2005 he joined the ACE Dance and Music Youth company. Jamaal’s first creation as a student ‘Ocean’ was commissioned for VERVE, the postgraduate company at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Since graduating Ocean has been reworked three times on different groups and performed at several highly prestigious events.

During this period Jamaal was also successful in gaining his first Grants for the Arts Award for the creation of a short work called ‘Sonder’. It was during the summer of the same year that Jamaal applied and won the highly prestigious New Adventures Choreography Award. More recently Jamaal has completed his first large scale site specific work as a choreographer for Theatre Rites and the Manchester International Festival.

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Further Reading

"Originally from Leicester, Jamaal trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. His interest in dance was piqued by his younger brother Zane, who wanted Tap dance lessons at a local school. In 2005, Jamaal joined ACE Dance and Music’s youth company.

After a particularly difficult year in which Jamaal’s passion for the art waned, he considered dropping out of his course and quitting dance completely. After deciding to finish his course hoping that the passion would come back, Jamaal was able to rally and find inspiration from other sources, especially music, movies and literature. This inspiration eventually led to the creation of a piece he made in his second year entitled ‘Ocean’. The piece was commissioned for VERVE, the postgraduate company at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance by Gianluca Vincentini."