Y Dance

Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF)

A collection of four new and exhilarating contemporary dance works created by guest choreographers Alan Greig, Hagit Yakira, Steven Martin and Theo Clinkard. The annual Project Y tour showcases the extraordinary talent of some of the UK’s best young contemporary dancers aged 16 to 21 upon completion of the four-week intensive dance training programme – the Project Y Performance Course.

Project Y
Have what it takes?

Project Y is the only intensive dance training programme in the UK offering young dancers, aged 16 to 21, the experience of creating, rehearsing and performing as part of a touring contemporary dance company.

Spending four weeks during summer as a member of the 2017 Project Y Company, dancers will work with four choreographers to create and rehearse four new dance works before performing in venues across Scotland in the 2017 Project Y Tour.

Project Y 2017

The Project Y 2017 Company will rehearse and tour Scotland from Monday 10 July to Saturday 5 August 2017.


What we’re offering

Dancers in the 2017 Project Y company will:

  • Gain experience of creating and performing as a company member
  • Work with choreographers who have different processes, styles and movement
  • Be involved at the heart of the creative process
  • Gain experience of being in a technical rehearsal and performance process
  • Tour and perform in large scale, well-known venues across Scotland
  • Develop and strengthen your contemporary dance technique and creative skills
  • Gain invaluable experience of what it’s like to rehearse and perform as a professional dancer

2017 Dates

Rehearsals – Monday 10 July to Wednesday 2 August 2017

Tour – Thursday 3 to Saturday 5th August 2017

The Project Y 2017 Company will rehearse and tour Scotland from Monday 10 July to Saturday 5th August 2017.

2017 Choreographers

In 2017 the Project Y Company will work with choreographers Alan Greig, Hagit Yakira, Steven Martin and Theo Clinkard.

Course Fee

The Course Fee for Project Y is £550, but thanks to funding from The Leverhulme Trust all participants will be awarded a £200 grant towards the fee. Participants will therefore only be liable to pay £350.

2016 Production Reviews

Read the review from Joan Clevillé (Joan Clevillé Dance)

Read the review from Ruth Mills (Ruth Mills Dance)

Read the review Thomas Small (Shaper/Caper)


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