Curated by Nottingham based dance artist Gareth Woodward and supported by Inspire Arts, Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Dance4, Xzibit provides a unique opportunity for young people to create and present their own choreography.

Xzibit is an intensive creative choreography programme for young people aged between 13 – 19. Each young choreographer creates thier own work making all decisions, selecting dancers, lighting, costume, sound and movement content while being mentored by high profiled professional dancers and choreographers and supported throughout by programme leaders Gareth and Jasmine.

In addition to the existing Nottinghamshire programme, there is now opportunity for young people in the surrounding regions to benefit from this creative choregraphic opportunity. Gareth has now extended the Xzibit Young Creative programme to cover intensives in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

The collection of works created is curated into a series of ‘Xzibits’ which are performed in an evening of high quality youth dance work, created and performed by the young people involved at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Sunday 24 March 2019.

Applications are live for Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. To to be part of Xzibit Young Creatives 2019 young people should apply online.

Please note the deadline for Nottinghamshire is Friday 7 December. Deadlines for applications in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire is Thursday 21 March.

Invited Nottinghamshire applicants will attend a selection day at iC4C led by Gareth and his team and a decision will be made as to which young people will be choreographers and who will be dancers for Xzibit Young Creatives 2019.  Xzibit celebrates a diverse range of ideas from young people and encourages those from differnet dance styles to apply. A similar format will be followed in the surrounding regions at local venues to be announced.

Xzibit is one of six U.Dance events held in the East Midlands. A panel of dance industry experts will attend the six events and choose two groups from each to be put forward to One Dance UK.  A decision will then be made as to which group from the East Midlands region will progress to take part in U.Dance 2019 national festival which will take place at the South Bank Centre, London on 20 and 21 July 2019.