First Encounters is a series of short dance films looking at the first moment of a potential romantic relationship or a first date situation. Each of the stories were taken from stories volunteered by the general public.

The premier screening took place in May 2018 at the University of Chester.

The evening was set up much like a speed dating event. Audience members had the opportunity to meet and talk to new people whilst experiencing each film. At each station the audience members had 5 minutes before moving on to the next and meeting someone new!

Tinder Couple

Dance Artists

  • Connor Elliman
  • Emmalie Moore

Coffee Shop

Dance Artists

  • Ethan Brokenshire  
  • Sally Hendry

Club 1

Featured Dance Artists

  • Sally Hendry
  • Emmalie Moore

Ensemble
Ethan Brokenshire, Ciara Clayton, Connor Elliman,
Paige Jones, Beth Layland, Paige Lyon

Walk

Dance Artists

  • Beth Layland
  • Emmalie Moore

Club 2

Featured Dance Artists

  • Ethan Brokenshire
  • Ciara Clayton

Ensemble
Ciara Clayton, Connor Elliman, Sally Hendry,
Paige Jones, Beth Layland, Paige Lyon, Emmalie Moore

Space

Dance Artists

  • Ethan Brokenshire  
  • Paige Lyon

Sofa

Dance Artists

  • Ethan Brokenshire
  • Sally Hendry
  • Emmalie Moore
  • Ryan Wilkinson

Club 3

Featured Dance Artists

  • Connor Elliman  
  • Paige Lyon

Ensemble
Ethan Brokenshire, Ciara Clayton, Sally Hendry,
Paige Jones, Beth Layland, Emmalie Moore

Tinder

Dance artists

  • Ethan Brokenshire
  • Ciara Clayton
  • Connor Elliman
  • Beth Layland
  • Paige Lyon
  • Emmalie Moore

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