DanceEast are launching their highly anticipated Autumn season which features three premieres, and fresh work from a variety of choreographers at different stages in their careers.
The season begins with a premiere from James Wilton Dance, The Storm. Seven highly-skilled dancers present a fusion of acrobatics, break-dancing and martial arts that will not fail to impress the audience, alongside a soundtrack of electro-rock composed by Amarok.
“Handsomely crafted, ambitious and exciting” – The Times
A 40-minute installation, Contagion, sees Shobana Jeyasingh exploring ideas around viral pandemic and the metaphor of the virus conducting a parallel warfare against humans. Her choreography echoes the scientific features of a virus – rapid, random, agile and adaptive.
Jasmin Vardimon, presents her new work Medusa. Celebrating 20 years of the Jasmin Vardimon Company, this piece examines the gendered historical significance of Medusa; the myth, the symbolism and the philosophical idea of ‘reflection’.
Towards the end of October, DanceEast are working alongside SPILL Festival. Diamond, is a bitter sweet journey into LGBT liberation from 1957 to current day events through the thrilling biography of David Hoyle.
David Hoyle says: “The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a LGBT history we are proud of.”
The second SPILL feature is Imagined Touch from Jodee Mundy Collaborations. This piece is a sensorium created in collaboration with Deafblind artists Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens. Exploring their profound experience of living in a world without sight or sound.
Company Chameleon present a triple bill celebrating their 10th anniversary, featuring athletic choreography to explore human and personal issues. 10 showcases Chameleon’s trademark style of creating socially relevant dance theatre that is both powerful and original.
In November, DanceEast welcome local dance artist Holly Noble Dance for the first time with her premiere of Snow, which retells the familiar tale of Snow White within a Victorian Travelling Circus using modern and classical music, narration, circus and film. This performance is interactive and will be sign language interpreted and captioned; so, the audience will leave the theatre feeling more connected to these characters than ever before.
Always ending the year on a high, DanceEast have co-commissioned alongside The Place a premiere from Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, to re-create a story that is well known and loved, The Little Prince. The story is retold using Protein’s mix of humour, dance and music, encouraging the audience to look at the world through their hearts and reconnect with the child that’s in us all.
Brendan Keaney, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of DanceEast says: “If you haven’t been to a DanceEast Christmas show before, don’t miss this opportunity, Luca has pulled together a great creative team and we’re in for something very special!”
Public sale opens Friday 29 June, 9.00am
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