The Channel Rose creative team is built and now for the fun part. The Sky Academy Arts Scholarship told applicants to "think big". The calibre of talent involved in this project is a great stride in direction of that goal. Tessa Howell, former producer and manager for Jasmin Vardimon Company and Vincent Dance Theatre has now taken on the role of creative producer for Eleesha Drennan Dance. She will bring her wealth of experience to the table giving a holistic boost to the project.
Composer Mark Bowden brings his cutting edge talent and skills to Channel Rose, riding the momentum of their successful 2012/2013 Virtual Descent/ Heartland collaboration. The reunion was completed by the addition of legendary solo percussionist Julian Warburton and renowned Saxophonist Simon Haram who will Perform Channel Rose live in Cardiff and London.
Annabeth Berkeley is an exceptional talent and has been a key highlight in Eleesha's previous work at NDCWales, will bring creative understanding to the dance team with her incomparable presence. Returning to the scene after 6 years in Germany Annamari Keskinen will pick up unfinished business to fulfil a long awaited collaboration. A uniquely voiced dancer who leaves her soul on the stage. Kenny Wing Tao Ho completes the trio of dancers with his fresh and prodigal talent bringing new life to Drennan's work.
Channel Rose will be expertly lit by Guy Hoare, bringing the whole thing to life with his reputable design. Finally, lending artistic flare and know how, NDC Wales technical director, Nia Thomson will be collaborating with Eleesha on costume and production logistics.