Khronos is an all-male youth dance company founded in 2009 by Julia Dark at The Brit School. The company provides a creative and performance platform for young males in a safe and encouraging environment. There is an enthusiastic and highly competitive rapport between company members, always encouraging and motivating each to other to learn new skills and share creative ideas as well as developing new and innovative movement. The boys come from a range of dance backgrounds and experiences. Some with no prior formal dance training at all.
The boys have performed as a headlinging act at Move it! Dance proms at The Royal Albert Hall, ReFresh and Fresh @ The Place, Greenwich Dance Agency, Queen Elizabeth Halls, The Youth Commonwealth Dance Festival in Glasgow and most recently were semi-finalists in Britain’s Got Talent competition.
The company performs choreography embedded in contemporary technique and physical theatre with a clear focus on rhythm and dynamics. There is also a fusion with more urban styles drawing on the boy’s vast range of dance experiences. The company strives to create a new and exciting dance vocabulary that is powerful, athletic and challenging.
Every Khronos graduate is now studying or working in a career of their choice. Many of the company’s graduates have gone on to study at prestigious Dance Conservatoire’s such as London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert, Northern school of Contemporary Dance, Laban, Bird College, London Studio Centre, Performers College, LIPA and Urdang to name a few. Some now have successful performing careers and run their own creative and corporate companies.
In spring 2015 Khronos launched its Youth Dance Training Programme offering unique, all male, contemporary and urban classes to 8 – 15 year old boys. The classes are delivered by male dance professionals and are designed to offer gender specific movement vocabulary that challenges their athleticism, dynamism and stamina. The all-male learning environment is an exciting opportunity for young male dancers to fully engage in dance without prejudice. By opening our doors to the wider community we are making dance accessible to all young men no matter their ability or prior experience. We are keen to encourage anyone with a desire or passion for dance to come and engage in these exciting and unique classes.