Thu 14 Feb 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+
3Fall Dance Company presents 3 new professional works as well as pieces from emerging choreographers from the University of Chichester. Carmine De Amicis, who dances for Richard Alston Dance Company, has created the work ‘1943’. The piece is situated in a small Italian town under invasion during World War II.
Antonia Grove’s ‘Ha Ha Ha’ explores uniformity and individuality within a group, as well as ideas of ritual practices and tribal dance.
James Wilton’s ‘R504’ is an intense work exploring the regimes of Stalinst Russia.
The show offers a mix of theatrical and captivating representations of contemporary dance theatre within a variety of themes.
Image credit: Andrew Worsfold
Often on Stage
Thu 28 Feb 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+
Figs in Wigs are often onstage but how did we get here and how do we leave?
Often Onstage is an offbeat facetious romp that explores the ins and outs of theatre through the medium of dance. Expect nods to the new, bows to the bard, blood baths and drag kings. With one step forward and two hundred steps back, this choreographic exercise in comings and goings gleefully disrupts traditional theatrical conventions.. unearthing dormant anxieties about life choices along the way.
What if the only thing keeping you going are inspirational quotes and a subsidised income from your side project as a Backstreet Boys tribute act? It’s only a matter of time before we sell out, and we don’t mean tickets.
“There is a life-affirming joyfulness to their routines, which fuse a happy daftness with more formally complex and layered repetitions.”
“Colourful, irreverent and unashamedly daft”
“pitch-perfect mimicry and humorously questionable dancing”
Image credit: Rosie Collins
Thu 7 Mar 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+
Before we begin, I should warn you: This story ends with a dragon. But every story ends with a dragon. If you make it to ‘Happily Ever After’ and there isn’t a dragon nearby … the story isn’t over yet.
Seth Kriebel’s Beowulf is an interactive performance-game inviting you to explore the world of a legendary story from our ancient past … without leaving your seat.
An evocative soundscape accompanies your journey through strange lands, discovering forgotten monsters and bringing a Viking hero’s tale back to life 1,000 years after his adventures. Each show is unique, guided by your choices… illuminating the original epic and asking why, after all these years, we still tell each other stories about monsters that lurk in dark.
“Delivers both laughter and poetry”
Image credit: Photo by Mark Vessey, Illustration by Sarah Ferrari
The Hotel Experience
Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+
A man checks into a hotel the night before his wedding, unaware that things may not be as they seem.
As the clock ticks the walls around him seem to blur and dissolve. As fragments of his memories begin to tumble into the room, the hotel staff are transformed into past friends and lovers as they step through the walls and into his Hotel Experience. They fall from the ceilings, crawl out from under the bed and step out of wardrobes to face him once more with full force and in vivid colours. His stay becomes a night of doubt, hope, crisis, and unexpected encounters. When the sun rises, he has an important decision to make.
Check-in to your local venue to watch your friends and family guest star alongside our four mesmerising dancers in this extraordinary night of dance. Come and find out why Lîla Dance are rapidly becoming one of Britain’s fastest growing dance companies, with a reputation for redefining community involvement in professional productions.
Image credit: Dougie Evans
Thu 21 Mar 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+
mapdance is an established exciting company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally. mapdance performs diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers.
This year the company has commissioned new works by Anthony Missen (Company Chameleon), Didy Veldman, Jose Agudo as well as a re-staging of Liz Aggiss’s History Repeating … created especially for mapdance. The mixed repertory offers a refreshing mixture of dance theatre, intricate lyrical choreography, fast-paced athleticism and wry humour.
“Leaping and turning in zesty spurts with an insouciance that leaves nothing to chance”
Donald Hutera (2016)
Image credits: Rachel Cherry
Thu 25 Apr 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+
Do you ever get confused or overwhelmed by politics?
Do you ever feel like the only way to make a difference is to change everything?
Do you ever think that if you can’t change everything immediately there’s no point trying?
Luca reached a point where thinking about politics made her want to lie down on the pavement and not get up. Instead of doing this she is throwing a party. A political party. There will be drinks, dancing and eggs! No experts. No big words.
This is a show about getting messy with the messiness of politics.
An ARC Stockton Production co-commissioned by the Albany, Camden People’s Theatre, Northern Stage and Unity Theatre
Luca Rutherford’s Political Party, Written & Performed by Luca Rutherford, Directed by Alex Swift
Designed by Bethany Wells, Original Music + Sound Design by Jamie Cook, Script Advise from Chris Goode & Dougald Hine, Movement by Lizzie J Klotz & Alys North, Lighting Design by Michael Morgan
Image credit: Luca Rutherford