We are delighted to be supporting our former student James Rosental who is currently working on an exciting new project; a Wigan-based contemporary dance film titled ‘Born&Bread’.
Based on the lives, times and memoirs of Wigan’s mill workers, ‘Born&Bread’ is described as a ‘virtual time capsule’, celebrating previously untold stories of the town through the medium of contemporary dance, alongside an emotional musical score by Owen Hamilton. The film primarily focuses on the ‘breadwinner’ of the families with the title drawing inspiration from the old colloquial term ‘Born and Bred’.
Referring to the core motives behind the project, James said: “My main aim is to create a dance film that is accessible to all, involving as many professional artists as possible. I am convinced that ‘Born&Bread’ will attract new audiences, open hearts as well as minds whilst also enabling people to take a look at Wigan’s heritage in an entirely new light”.
After studying Performing Arts at Winstanley College, James has impressively gone on to train at one of the UK’s most renowned institutions for contemporary dance where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree. He has worked, performed and choreographed extensively throughout the UK and Europe, touring with dance company EDge17. James has also been awarded his first professional opera contract to perform in France next season.
James added: “My dance educational journey began at Winstanley College and it was truly heart-warming to receive so many applications from other former Winstanley students who like me, are now working professionally in the industry”.
Keep up the fabulous work James!