PERFORMANCES: 4 by 20 | Emerging choreographers platform


Tuesday 19 July 2022


The performances by our 4 by 20 winners were a fantastic opportunity to see work by up-and-coming choreographers at the start of their careers in the intimate setting of the tithe barn. The performances were followed by a post-show Q&A with the artists.


The event presented the work of AOmaon Collectif and Roseanna Anderson. 4 by 20 is a platform for emerging choreographers who have previously presented at least one staged performance. It supports an open call and selection process leading to the presentation of two works within Festival each year, one previously existing and the other brand new, created specifically for the Festival and funded by the programme.

4 by 20 takes its name from the number of dancers – no more than 4 and the optimum length of time – no more than 20 minutes. It is hoped that this platform will travel across venues and become a benchmark for emerging talent presentation. In acknowledgement of the lack of opportunity for female choreographers, this year’s call out for 4 by 20 was aimed at female identifying participants only.


Photos (above): Jamie Randall


The 4 by 20 Choreographers

Roseanna Anderson

Roseanna Anderson is a dancer, choreographer and director, working as an independent artist & co-director of Impermanence. In 2022, she performed in the production of Dr Semmelweis, starring Mark Rylance.

Photo: Jake Duncan

AOmaon Collectif

AOmaon is created by two young French artists : Olivia Grassot and Adélie Lavail. It all began during their training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance where they developed their artistic identity and found a common interest in choreography to generate their own creative language.

Photo: Luke Walker