Jojo, a contemporary solo by Charlotte Edmonds set to Chinese Man’s Pandi Groove created on a classical ballet dancer, Joseph Sissens. The work gelled in a very comfortable, spontaneous way, albeit more Michael Jackson than Marius Petipa.
Edmonds has been on the Royal Ballet’s Young Choreographer Programme since 2015 and was its inaugural beneficiary. She’s also made pieces for the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company, Yorke Dance Project, the Genée International Ballet Competition and in November 2016 she created a show of new work alongside Robert Binet at the Royal Opera House’s Clore Studio as a celebration of their mentorship by McGregor. She only left school three years ago (after studying at the Royal Ballet School and then Rambert) and thereby represents a voice of the future.
Joseph Sissens performs Charlotte Edmonds’ jojo (excerpt)