Closer To My Dreams

Chad Taylor

Dance, Music/Sound

Closer To My Dreams is the journey of two young black brothers from inner-city Manchester, describing their trials and tribulations to pursue their dream of becoming professional dancers.

Will they succeed with the odds stacked against them? The show weaves poetry/rap with Hip Hop choreography. Living very parallel lives, the story shows the journey of two brothers forging the relationships with their peers, family and romantic relationships. In a playful, heartfelt and unique take on family and friendship it explores universal questions of how we respond to the trials and tribulations that life throws at us, what path to take, when to hustle and when to let go.

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, practicing styles such as ballet, tap, and jazz.

His professional experience started at age 15, with appearances on Top of the Pops and CD:UK. At the age of 19, he graduated from The Hammond with a National Diploma in Dance on a full scholarship. He then went on to work in the professional world 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. Chad’s work has been featured as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers, Refract, SICK! Festival and Breakin’ Convention.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Closer to my Dreams is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Certain Blacks, Switchflicker and Black Gold Arts. The R&D for Closer to my Dreams was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.

Image credits © David Oates

 

 

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