• Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Transitions Dance Company

    Transitions Dance Company

    2015

    Thu 30 Apr | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    In 2015, eleven of the best young dancers from across the world tour a triple bill of progressive dance works, featuring new commissions from three world-class choreographers.

    With a highly-energised and technically-challenging vocabulary, Bawren Tavaziva makes both pure, abstract work and dance theatre work accompanied by his own musical compositions; Zoi Dimitriou works with keen attention to space and tone, creating works which often have a personal and emotional signature; and Miguel Pereira surprises and subverts expectations with his unique take on performance and the body.

    The individuality and flair of the Transitions performers alongside the expert artistry of the choreographers makes this year’s tour unmissable. Book now to see the future stars of contemporary dance.

    www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/transitions-dance-company

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Mapdance

    MapDance 2015

    2015

    Thu 23 Apr | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    The University of Chichester’s MA performance company, mapdance is an established company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally.

    Performing diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers, this year’s commissions include new works by Jonathan Burrows, Rick Nodine, Lila Dance and Ofra Odel as well as a recreation by Kerry Nicholls.

    The mixed repertory offers a refreshing mixture of dance theatre, intricate and questioning choreography, fast-paced athleticism and wry humour.

    “mapdance is very much one of the leading players in terms of graduate performance of contemporary dance … it transcended what we may perceive to be student dance and held its own in terms of disciplined, focussed and innovative work from a very accomplished young ensemble.”
    Adrian Berry, Director of Jackson’s Lane, London.

    www.mapdance.org
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Christopher Brett Bailey

    This is how we die

    This is How we Die

    Thu 16 Apr | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultraviolence. From the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose.

    With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying.

    Written and performed: Christopher Brett Bailey. Musicians: George Percy, Alicia Jane Turner, Christopher Brett Bailey, and Apollo. Dramaturg: Anne Rieger. Lighting Design: Sherry Coenen. Produced by Beckie Darlington.

    An Ovalhouse commission, made with support from the Basement, Cambridge Junction and Norwich Arts Centre under East by South East. Supported by Arts Council England.

    “An absurd road movie of the soul cut with a razor wit and bubbling paranoia”

    ★★★★ The Guardian.

    www.christopherbrettbailey.com
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Chris Dobrowolski

    Chris Dobrowolski

    All Roads Lead To Rome

    Thu 12 Mar | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    “This is, what I like to call, pointing at pictures with a stick”
    Chris Dobrowolski.

    When Chris Dobrowolski was conceived his father bought a Triumph Herald Estate, a quintessentially-British car that itself was conceived in Turin, Italy. 45 years later, Chris lovingly repaired the car and drove it from his childhood home in Braintree, Essex, to Turin via Rome, Monte Casino and Bologna where his Polish father fought in WWII.

    Part story about his father’s time as a Polish soldier and part muse on our growing materialistic culture, All Roads Lead to Rome is a touching solo show of power-points and kinetic sculptures that brings together communism, consumerism and classic car mechanics.

    The All Roads Lead To Rome tour is presented by House.

    “Dobrowolski’s eccentric and theatrical manner transforms ‘pointing at pictures with a stick’ into an engaging and thoroughly interesting observation”
    Nerdgeist

    www.cdobo.com
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Hagit Yakira dance

    Hagit Dance

    …in the middle with you

    Thu 5 Mar | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    …in the middle with you is a poignant piece of contemporary dance delving into the very nature of human experience. At times heart-warmingly light and playful, at times stark and deeply entrancing, the choreography moves us in very personal ways. Live music and a cast of five dancers lure us in with personal stories of love, friendship, loss and life, energy and physicality to travel to a more muted and abstract experience that becomes highly intimate. Uplifting and inspiring …in the middle with you makes an emotional poem of the everyday life.

    Hagit Yakira dance is produced by Spin Arts Management and supported by Arts Council England, Laban Theatre, Independent Dance and Greenwich Dance.

    “Her choreography is lined throughout with a warmth and intimacy that radiates into the audience drawing us into these engaging dancers’ eclectic episodes of activity”
    Graham Watts in London Dance.

    www.hagityakira.com
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2015

    Two Destination Language

    Near Gone

    Near Gone

    Thu 26 Feb | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Near Gone is a heartfelt story about survival.

    Two performers have a difficult story to tell. They come on stage and launch themselves into an hourlong attempt to put into words the utterly unspeakable. Delivered in English and Bulgarian, with pounding gypsy-inspired music, this beautiful performance fills an empty space with two performers, hundreds of fresh flowers and a storm of emotion. A performance piece that packs a punch -transforming your very sense of what it is to be a mother, a father, a child. And you’ll leave more fully alive than ever. Performance company Two Destination Language have worked for the first time with acclaimed choreographer Charlotte Vincent (Vincent Dance Theatre) as their dramaturg on this work.

    Devised and Performed by Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie, dramaturgy by Charlotte Vincent and additional Direction by Charlotte Vincent.

    Near Gone is the winner of a Total Theatre Award (2014) and the Pulse Suitcase Prize (2013). Near Gone is a Colchester Arts Centre commission, supported by Arts Council England and The Point, Eastleigh. Two Destination Language is the collaborative performance practice of Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie.

    “Beautiful and somehow devastating”
    Exeunt Magazine.

    www.twodestinationlanguage.com