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Ballet Revolucion is an explosive fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and hip hop from a company of supremely talented Cuban dancers and live musicians. They have already bowled over audiences throughout Australia and now they prepare to cast their Cuban spell on audiences in London for the first time. The outstanding live band will perform popular hits from Shakira, Ricky Martin, Beyonce and many more, while the phenomenal dancers display their raw athleticism and virtuosity in dance styles from classical ballet to salsa, samba and even martial arts.
This incredible show features dancers from one of the world's most prestigious dance institutions, the Escuela Nacional de Arte, bringing a Cuban twist to a range of dance styles. With an authentic eight piece Cuban band playing live on stage, Ballet Revolucion "delivers an endorphin high" (The Guardian) that's unrivalled on the London stage.
Fresh from wowing audiences across the country with Midnight Tango, TV’s Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring you their sensational new production Dance ‘Til Dawn, a show straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Fusing Big Band hits, dance, romance and comedy into a smash hit spectacle, Dance ‘Til Dawn transports you to the seductive age of Los Angeles in the 1940s. In the midst of a Hollywood film shoot leading man Bobby Burns is murdered and a romance develops between beautiful starlet Sadie Strauss (Flavia Cacace) and her handsome lover Tony DeLuca (Vincent Simone). As a plot to frame Tony DeLuca unfolds, the duo use their flawless footwork and spellbinding choreography to Tango and Quickstep their way out of trouble and into each other’s arms.
Dance ‘Til Dawn is an unforgettable evening of timeless sophistication, breathtaking world class dance with stunning sets, glamorous costumes and a full live band performing iconic numbers including "Feeling Good", "Moon River" and "Stand By Me".
"Filled with sharp comic timing, classic and modern tunes and innovative dances that will take your breath away" - WhatsOnStage *****
John is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre. Newson interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, where movement and spoken word combine to create an intense, moving and poignant theatrical experience. ...and that's why I come here, because it's another door that's opened, you never know where this is gonna lead. DV8 Physical Theatre return to the National following their acclaimed productions: To Be Straight With You and Can We Talk About This? Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 16yrs+
Running time: 1hr 20mins
This dynamic show fuses the ancient Korean fighting art of Tae-kwon-do with Tae-Kyun and other Asian Martial Arts. Throw a dash of acrobatics and you have one hell of an evening out. Jump is the first show of its kind to blend Martial Arts performance with a compelling and hilarious narrative. Fantasy and fighting come together as acrobatics and Martial Arts combine in a dazzling, jaw dropping hilarious comedy spectacle, ideal for all the family.
One of Korea's biggest-selling shows, Jump now has its very own permanent theatre in Seoul and has toured throughout Europe, Asia and America, having been seen by over 3.5 million of people worldwide in 60 cities of 27 countries. This madcap action-packed display of Tae-kwon-do, jaw-dropping flips, dazzling acrobatics and swashbuckling sword fights is a show like no other.
Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers) are an astonishingly talented young French-Canadian company who have pioneered a whole new brand of circus.
Directed by company artistic directors Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, the show features a cast of eight acrobats showcasing explosive circus skills and astonishing aerial stunts. Created to celebrate the company's ten year anniversary, Sequence 8 explores how relationships can be represented through acrobatics, focusing on how we define ourselves against others. A fantastic show for the whole family, Sequence 8 features incredible original music and beautifully constructed sets, providing the perfect backdrop for the performers' outlandish talents.
Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance, has thrilled audiences worldwide and catapulted Irish dance to a new dimension and unprecedented worldwide acclaim. As the story unfolds, the Little Spirit travels through time to help the Lord of the Dance protect his people from the challenge of Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord. As this evil dark power challenges the hero, the incredible adventure continues, drawing its audience into a mythical universe of love, danger, and desire.
When a little boy builds a snowman in his garden, little does he know what Christmas Eve has in store for him. That night, he can't sleep, so he opens the front door and amazingly the snowman has come to life. The boy shows him into a cozy home and, in return, the snowman introduces the boy to his wintry world. They join hands and fly up into the night. As they fly, other snowman from the surrounding gardens take off to join them as they travel to the Snowman's Ball where Father Christmas gives the boy a present of a scarf. Next morning, having returned home, the boy is saddened to find the snowman has melted. His tears turn to joy however when he discovers the scarf and he remembers his fantastic journey.
Stomp finds beauty and music in the mundane - from boots and bins to zippo lighters and plumber's plungers - everything including the kitchen sink becomes part of this production as a cast of 8 performers make instruments out of brooms and turn hand-clapping into conversation. With energy and toe-tapping exuberance, Stomp takes the clutter and junk of everyday life and transforms it into a theatrical event.
Run time 1hr 45mins