The KVN Dance Company uses the art of movement and dance to create original inspiring works that have a unique identity. Kevan Allen's eclectic style & direction pulls from all dance techniques - incorporating a diverse mix of what dance has become today.
Kevan Allen created the KVN dance company in 2017 after the success of a workshop in Los Angeles the previous year. It has been a passion of his to showcase his work through his own company for many years and so KVN was formed.
Kevan made his choreographic debut at the age of 17 with the conception & creation of his first dance company “Beauxartz”, who were the first independent dance company to feature in a ten week television series for Channel 4, UK. Since then he has become one of the most dynamic contributors to choreography today and his extensive body of work as a creative director and choreographer can be seen world wide comprising major recording artists, theatre, commercial, TV & corporate events.
Theatre includes: Jesus Christ Superstar; The Taming of the Shrew/RSC; Chess; Urinetown; The Winslow Boy; Titanic; Imagine This.
Film includes: Chicken Little; 13 Going on 30.
Television includes: So You Think You Can Dance; Over The Rainbow; I’d Do Anything; The John Bishop Show; America's Got Talent; Strictly Dance Fever; So Graham Norton; Popstars.
Hugo Boss chose Kevan to be their featured choreographer & face for their Global Ad Campaign and he has a high profile amongst the media, often being sort after for interviews and contributions for various TV shows.
The retelling of the classical ballet Coppelia is the first production from the KVN Dance Company.
A full re-mix of Delibes original classical score is used to explore the story, delving deeper into the background of all the characters and why Dr.Coppelius was so intent on creating a life sized doll for himself. The original production of Coppelia focuses mostly on the relationship between Swanhilder and her betrothed, Franz and how the doll of Coppelia comes between them. This aspect is explored but we also focus on how the doll effects all the relationships amongst the villagers and how Dr.Coppelius is ostracized by the community.
Through the story we see how the villagers' perception changes and how Dr.Coppelius finally overcomes the prejudice and gossip that surrounds him and how he eventually becomes accepted.
This will be a true reworking of the ballet on all levels, bringing the story stunningly to life for the audience of today.
Photography: Andrea Whelan // www.Andreawhelan.com
Morgan Jean Quinn Tom Russell
Kyle Hill Danni Everdale
Micheal Downing Liam Duffy
Kelly Ewins Joe Mascot
Kathryn Corfield Ellis Rose Rother
Ediz Ibrahim Jeanie Ryan
Danny Fogerty Morgan Beveridge
Tamsin January Bethany Rose Harrison
Nathan Colman Karl Bowe
Producer/Assistant: Heidi Ashton
Assistant: Tim Stanley
KVN logo & Coppelia Graphic Design: Tim Stanley
Wardrobe: Wendy Olver
Make up: Liza Macawili Ramos
Music: Rickard Berg
Camera: Nathan Kim & Matt Warnes
Photography: Andrea Whelan