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Inspired by the best-selling novel and film The Hunger Games, 12 young tributes must compete in a battle to the death in this story of courage, survival and loyalty.
Paul McCartney Auditorium
In 2015, Writing on the Wall (WoW) premiered Estuary, a performance based on Sean Street's poetry of tides, rivers and harbours, with musical settings by Neil Campbell and featuring vocalist Perri Alleyne-Hughes. Two years on, WoW presents a completely new interpretation of the work in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer and dancer, Rachel Sweeney, and with visual realisations by photographer/filmmaker/fine artist Peter Dover. Be prepared for a totally unique fusion of words, music, movement and stunning imagery.
This third year Dance production takes inspiration from one of the oldest, most iconic classical ballets in history of the same name, Giselle. The original story is one of innocence, betrayal, forgiveness and above everything, love. This one act performance encapsulates these elements from the original ballet, providing a stimulus for our current day interpretation of the original narrative. Encompassing a range of Dance styles such as commercial and contemporary, we invite professional choreographers working in the industry and specialising in varying genres to contribute to this performance. Forging all aspects of our dancers' training as artists, choreographers will truly reveal the diversity of our final year students. Performed by third-year Dance students.
Suitable for all ages. May contain scenes which younger children might find scary.
Karen and Kevin are now established as one of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing most popular dance couples. Karen has appeared in four series of TV's most watched programme, partnering Nicky Byrne from Westlife, "Hairy Biker" Dave Myers, reached the final with Mark Wright before stealing the show on the last series with Jeremy Vine. Kevin set a new Strictly record on the last series by becoming the first professional ever to reach the final for three consecutive years. After making a spectacular debut with Breakfast News presenter Susanna Reid, he went on to make finals with popstar Frankie Bridge and recently Eastenders actress Kellie Bright.
Hi! We would like to invite you to our Dance Gallery, where you can discover In the Room some of the most prestigious pieces of our private collection. Ranging from the most minimalist to the most exuberant works, the most classic to the most contemporary works, and of course including our latest acquisition. Each unique oeuvre is entirely part of this collection. We urge you to relish this experience and tap into all of your senses. In the Room takes on the previous works of the Vargas & Brule repertoire, whilst simultaneously including their new creation. The idea is to revisit certain dancing duos that we have a specific interest in. We wish to reinvent these pieces by transforming them and placing them in another context, a more intimate context. In the Room is our testimony, our vision of dance.
The Infernal Galop - A French dance with English subtitles - This is France as seen by the uptight English imagination, with all the traditional clich?s joyously paraded for our entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach's inevitable Can-Can! Town and Country - Lie back and think of England.. Moving and hilarious, this heartfelt pastiche explores notions of national character from a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noel Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others. Spitfire - An advertisement divertissement: A celebration of male vanity and an affectionate comment on the preening grandeur of the danseur noble, it places Perrot's Pas De Quatre (originally made as a kind of 'diva-off' for the four leading ballerina's of the 19th Century) in the world of men's mail order underwear advertising. Watch with Mother - Seen but not heard? - Conkers, Hopscotch, Doctors & Nurses; Children's games can be all-consuming, competitive and sometimes cruel. Based on Joyce Grenfell's famous "Nursery School" sketches ("George... Don't do that") and set to Percy Grainger's own piano compositions and arrangements of Bach and Faure, this 1991 piece has not been seen for nearly 25 years.
A beloved fairy-tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.
The My First Ballet series brings young audiences their first taste of ballet through the magic of fairy tales, captivating music and beautiful dance. The ballets feature graduating dancers of outstanding potential from English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet.
In 2014 Reckless Sleepers started putting the pieces of Negative Space together. We built a wooden frame and lined it with plasterboard and for several weeks started smashing up, smashing down, and then piecing the fragments of our destruction into creating our new theatre project making what we now call Negative Space. A sister project to Schr?dinger we opened up this black box world turning it upside down and the wrong way round, broke all of the rules that we had spent years establishing and made something new. The stage is a blank canvas, occupied only by one chair, one man and one woman desperately setting the stage. But it grows. And it Grows. Until it becomes something so fantastical that you barely believe it's happening. It's a love story. It's a slapstick comedy. It's a slasher, an action, a melodrama and not a single word is spoken throughout. Soon all these different stories are spiralling around each other before they start smashing towards the project's conclusion and it is Intense.
Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The ?Remembering Fred Tour' will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests. Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood's most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. Remembering Fred will feature songs such as They Can't Take That Away From Me, Night & Day, S'Wonderful, Cheek To Cheek, Puttin' On The Ritz, Let's Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight, Top Hat, White Tie & Tail and many others.
Animal Science - The scientist disfigures the life of the animals in order to create a new form for them. Their rage turns against him. Eventually they melt together becoming a unique energy in the universe. This performance won the first prize in the International Solo Contemporary Dance Contest in Augusburg in Germany, 1996. Primavera Siciliana (Sicilian Spring) - During Spring time images of the past come to mind. One starts thinking about how the present is dominated by its past and this subsequently this alters ones thoughts. Given this inner power the old personalities in one start to relive while dancing. But then all these personalities scatter while dancing, not knowing anymore which of them leads the dance. In this piece the dance is characterised by the use of a two -faced mask that symbolises the various personalities. This choreography won the first prize in Die Platze Contemporary Dance Festival in Tokyo, 2006.
Verve - the touring group from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds showing the next generation of contemporary dance.
VERVE presents an exhilarating double bill of work by exciting international choreographers. Performed by a company of eleven dancers trained at some of the world's leading conservatoires, the work is physically daring and thought provoking. For 2017 the company has a repertoire of four distinct dance works choreographed by James Cousins, Carlos Pons Guerra, Leila McMillan and Matthias Sperling. Two of these works will be presented as part of the Cornerstone Arts Festival. VERVE is the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD). Each year the company commissions leading choreographers to create an exciting new programme of contemporary dance work which tours extensively across the UK and internationally. VERVE is led by Artistic Director Matthew Robinson.