Last Saturday the nation was wowed by Britain’s Got Talent auditionees Another Kind of Blue. Their immersive performance captivated audiences with its mesmerising story-telling, told through a fusion of animation and contemporary dance. BGT is no stranger to innovative dance groups – 2013 winners Attraction engaged viewers with their shadow theatre performances - but Another Kind of Blue raised the bar further still.
Choreographer David Middendorp has always been fascinated by the possibilities of dance and animation, so he established the group in 2007 to realise his aspirations. I spoke to him about the troupe’s BGT audition piece and the unique blend of technology and dance.