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Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner formed Company Chameleon in 2007. After meeting in 1994 at Trafford Youth Dance Theatre, they trained together at Northern School of Contemporary Dance before working collectively and independently with companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Rui Horta, Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatr and Henri Oguike Dance Company.
Company Chameleon rewinds and fast forwards in a new triple bill celebrating its 10th anniversary year. With a rich mix of movement techniques and athletic yet sensitive choreography, 10 explores human and personal issues, showcasing Chameleon's trademark style of creating dance theatre that is both powerful and original.
Ella Mesma Company makes dance theatre that draws upon Afro-Latin, Breaking, Aerial and Contemporary dance styles. Ladylike is a fierce, funny and provocative exploration of modern gender roles. Foreign Bodies is about the fear of ?cultural contamination' spreading from one generation to the next. Papillon combines dance and aerial silks and is a celebration of British diversity, culture and identity.
FERTILE GROUND is the North East's first professional graduate dance company. FERTILE GROUND nurtures, inspires and challenges its dancers and audiences and participants.
Fertile Ground is back with a new production and a new ensemble of early career dancers. ?Fully Grounded' is a double bill of contrasting works exploring the theme of borders and barriers, real and imagined, between people and cultures. Four North East based dancers will perform the works created by the specially invited nationally acclaimed choreographers, taking a journey through diverse genres of dance; jazz, contemporary and breakdance, testing the limits of the dancers and bringing you a fantastic, fresh dance experience.
'Britain Got Talent' finalists.
Zero is a duet performed with stunning physicality and flowing choreography that takes the audience on a mesmerising journey. Humanhood is a company to watch out for - one of the rising stars of contemporary dance. A visually and sonically mesmerising performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights and virtuosic movement where the two dancers entangle through a ritualistic journey. Experience a spiritual dance and be transported into a dream-like world of imagination and beauty.
A triple bill of work by Lizzie J Klotz featuring Fawn, Dancing with My Dad and To Suit. Fawn considers the concept of pleasing, as an instinctive response to fear, threat and failure. Dancing with My Dad is a film that explores the relationship between Lizzie and her Dad, David. To Suit is a funny and poignant look at animal courtship rituals, drawing comparisons between humans and birds.
London 1940...The Blackout... a siren sounds... New Adventures' production of Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative journey through London during the Second World War. Matthew Bourne's interpretation of Prokofiev's haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. First seen in the West End in 1997.
12 JUNE - 16 JUNE
KING'S THEATRE, GLASGOW
9 DECEMBER - 28 JANUARY
SADLER'S WELLS THEATRE, INNER LONDON
30 JANUARY - 3 FEBRUARY
THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
27 FEBRUARY - 3 MARCH
THEATRE ROYAL, NORWICH
17 APRIL - 23 APRIL
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
19 JUNE - 23 JUNE
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
20 MARCH - 24 MARCH
BRISTOL HIPPODROME, BRISTOL
1 MAY - 5 MAY
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
10 APRIL - 14 APRIL
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL
13 FEBRUARY - 17 FEBRUARY
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
6 FEBRUARY - 10 FEBRUARY
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, BIRMINGHAM
The best stories never get old, but you can tell them in new ways. NDCWales share fresh works from Marcos Morau, hailed as 'The next big thing in dance' and Mario Bermudez Gil, who wowed at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, alongside Folk from the company's own Artistic Director, Caroline Finn. Folk is a vintage fairy-tale twisted upside down. They say ?there's none so queer as folk' and in this quirky and surreal portrait of community life, Caroline's grim characters paint a fantastical picture.The theatrical choreography, and dark humour are accompanied by a captivating soundtrack and rich, haunting designs. Marcos Morau is known as a 'choreographer who doesn't dance' and he's been making waves across Europe with bold work drawing on inspiration from art, history and cinema. Tundra is powerful and generous and tears pages from history using notes from Russian folk dance, the USSR and revolution. Morau takes old ideas and uses contemporary dance to give them renewed meaning in a modern age. Mario Bermudez Gil will create a new work drawing on his Spanish roots and Israeli training give a unique flare which will blend with NDCWales' own brand of quirky theatricality to make a piece full of character and incredible skill.
This new commission will contain Eyal's signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement.
17th century Paris. The mood is tense as d'Artagnan and the three musketeers embark on an action-packed quest to save the Queen's reputation and the life of d'Artagnan's love. See the tale unfold in a whirlwind of adventure, romance and intrigue, accompanied by Sir Malcolm Arnold's sweeping score played live. A rip-roaring ballet with a classic love story at its heart, David Nixon's The Three Musketeers is bound to leave a smile on your face.
Guest artists from Yorkshire and Edinburgh showcase work alongside North East dance-makers. An eclectic evening of short pieces that provides a snapshot of contemporary dance across the north.
Featuring: Joelene English presents an extract from her new work and Viv Wood performs her story of a dancer of a certain age coming to terms with a new reality.
Phoenix Dance Company are one of the leading exponents of contemporary dance.
A lively celebration of the rise of multicultural Britain, Windrush spans the spirit, history and heritage of British Caribbean culture, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush that bought the first Caribbean migrants to the UK. Choreographed by Artistic Director Sharon Watson, the work features an uplifting soundtrack from calypso and jazz to RnB and drum-n-bass. Audiences will also be treated to performances of Calyx, a new commission by emerging choreographer Sandrine Monin that explores the themes of beauty, desire and decadence; and a revival of Shadows by Christopher Bruce, now featured in the AQA GCSE dance curriculum.
Performer Angus Balbernie (62) and the dancer Lisa Kirsch (26) meet and communicate through playful dance dialogues. They compare their own physical abilities, challenging themselves and each other. A moving and heartfelt exploration of humanity and ageing.
Dynamic, bold and risk-taking, Izindava is breath-taking to watch. Sounds, rhythms, rituals and language influence the dynamism of the choreography and the beautiful African spirit. Izindava, means ?news' in the Zimbabwean language ?Shona' and the show features a stark white stage and a film-scape of street life in Harare. Performed by a cast of stunning dancers, the company's distinctive style synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance and music create a powerful and immersive experience.