Dance


March

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  • Night in the Museum with Lewys Holt

  • Thursday 30 March, 6pm - 7pm, £7 / £5
  • Join dance artist Lewys Holt as he explores new narratives and relationships between art and the onlooker.
    Through innovative and curious dance, comedy, visual arts and theatre, Lewys will interpret the contemporary themes within Ryan Gander’s exhibition, provoking us to look with new eyes at the world around us.
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May

  • Female dancer in nude leotard with her arms in the air looking at the sky
  • Autograph

  • Friday 5 May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (with 20 minute interval),
  • £10/ £8. For 12+ years
  • The rising talents of Protocol Dance Company, led by choreographer Lanre Malaolu, and dance artist Jessica Walker, take to the stage with provocative and innovative pieces exploring multifaceted themes of journey and identity.
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  • CLAY

  • Sunday 7 May, 7.30pm - 8.30pm,
  • £10/ £8. For 12+ years
  • In CLAY Asha Thomas, American contemporary dancer and Yinka Esi Graves, British flamenco dancer, draw from their collective memory and experiences to create a unique language between them. One dancer of half Jamaican and Ghanaian descent and the other from a long line of Southern Baptist preachers, explore the connections between who they believe themselves to be, and the unconscious parts that make up who they are. It is the place where this duo’s dance influences cross that evokes memories of distant lands, all to the unique soundscape of flamenco and electric guitarist Guillermo Guillén.
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  • Six males dancers stood onstage with arms outstretched and looking a the sky
  • Invisible Visibility: Diverse Voices within Integrated Dance

  • Thursday 11 May, 2pm - 5pm, £15
  • For 12+ years
  • A half day symposium reaching out to disabled dancers from BAME communities, putting forward an agenda for change, inclusion and ultimately visibility within the sector and beyond. The event is for producers, funders and creative practitioners, to offer an opportunity to discuss the key barriers that marginalise BAME artists from taking centre stage. The aim of the programme is to showcase best practice from the sector, alongside creating room for discussion and debate the panel will include local, national and international practitioners and will be followed by a networking opportunity.
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  • Contact Improvisation Jam

  • Sunday 14 May, 1pm - 4pm, Pay What You Think
  • Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space. The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dancer, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
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  • Dirty Rebirth (Work in Progess)

  • Sunday 14 May, 5pm - 6pm, Pay What You Think
  • For 16+ years. May cause offence
  • Being reborn is often imagined as a spiritual, enlightening experience. As part of the human condition we are required to perpetually reinvent ourselves, to grow and evolve to new forms. This, however, is not often done in the light. The reality is these moments happen in the darkest of places, where directions have no meaning and internal struggles amount to the psyche being ripped apart. This is when you experience a Dirty Rebirth.
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June

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  • Chicas Locas & Skytribe Burlesque Showcase

  • Saturday 10 June, 8pm - 10.30pm, £7
  • For 16+ years
  • A glamorous night of burlesque with Doe Demure's group, the Chicas Locas from Skytribe Dance Studio. Expect stockings, comedy and tease, plus performances from Skytribe Tribal fusion belly dance.
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  • Contact Improvisation Jam

  • Sunday 11 June, 1pm - 4pm, Pay What You Think
  • Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
  • The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dancer, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
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  • Come As Your Are

  • Sunday 11 June, 5pm - 6pm, Pay What You Think
  • For 18+ years. May cause offence
  • Scarlett Elizabeth Turner, artistic director of Fuelled Dance Theatre will be performing a physical theatre solo just this once. Exploring self struggles of gender stereotypes and sexuality in the form of a life journey from her childhood all the way through till her life now. Asking questions of our right to be accepted for who we are and not what society expects us to be.
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  • Image of a woman on a beach wearing a red shirt and holding a buoy
  • Buoy Up

  • Friday 16 June, 8pm - 9pm, £10/ £8
  • Choreographed and performed by Katie Hall
  • BUOY UP is a speaking dance; a taking of action, a protest that voices the responsibilities of being a life guard. Personal and shared stories on giving care, being care and finding care are exposed through a weaving of text and movement to reflect on the motions of being on guard. Not just having a body but wanting a body to survive.
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July

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  • Contact Improvisation Jam

  • Sunday 9 July, 1pm - 4pm, Pay What You Think
  • Whether you’re a seasoned contact dancer or someone who’s interested in what that might mean and wants to give it go, everyone is welcome to us join us in the space.
  • The first half of the session will be a workshop led by a guest dancer, leading the group through sensory warm up exercises and will look at some basic contact improvisational skill development. The workshop will then lead to an open jam for the remainder of the session.
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  • She's 12

  • Sunday 9 July, 5pm - 6pm, Pay What You Think
  • May cause offence. For 16+ years
  • In this fun, relatable, and heart-warming piece, Nadine Knew explores what it is like to be a 12 year old female in today’s society; through a series of autobiographical improvised sections, she addresses the sexualisation of young women and girls, the pressure society puts on females to wear makeup, and the special bond between sisters.
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