March 24, 2017
ACE – MUSIC & DANCE
At a time when more and more people across the world find themselves having to leave their own lands, ideas of home and belonging are changing.
Full of both intensive physical power and very human fragility, TEN choreographed by Jose Agudo, explores the concepts of moving away and leaving, looking at how and why people choose previously unimagined destinies over the lives they’d always thought they would live.
TEN combines contemporary dance with the essence of Flamanco, Kathak, Martial Arts and Ballet with ACE’s Afro-Fusion style with a music composition by Giuliano Modarelli created in collaboration with Beautiful Noise (Vincenzo Lamagna).
See a great review about TEN here https://susanwalkerartsblog.com/2017/02/11/ten-is-a-ten/
Watch a short trailer here:https://vimeo.com/193549218
April 7, 2017
DeNADA DANCE THEATRE
DeNada Dance Theatre present a gender-bending evening of seductive and provocative dance choreographed by Carlos Pons Querra.
Three short narrative works from this kitschy and filmic bill of contemporary dance with a very Spanish flavour – a true feast of meaty dance soaked in a salsa of passion.
Performed by an international cast of dancers, to a soundtrack of Latin vintage classics and Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo, with stunning period costume and set by Ryan Dawson Laight and a perfect mix of dance, jamon and drama, these three explosive period pieces will excite adult audiences of all backgrounds.
Age guidance: 14+ due to partial nudity and scenes of a sexual nature
Watch a short trailer here: https://vimeo.com/117096717
April 21, 2017
STATE OF EMERGENCY
Where do you come from? How did you reach this lace in your life? Where are you heading? Where is home?
Soweto, late 80s. A young man struggles against the security forces, confronts tribal tensions and deals with the death of his own mother. He falls in love with a girl from the wrong neighbourhood and together they decide to run away from home and everything they have ever known…
Where is Home? is a universal tale, investigating themes of global human migration and displacement. In this quest for adventure, freedom and love, the characters seek their fortunes, experience war and oppression, fall in love, discover the price of fame, and travel to distant lands only to find that what they seek was right under their noses all along.
A new twist on a 1000 year old fable with choreography by Bafana Matea, Michael Joseph and Dumisani Ngubane alongside an original music score by Steve Marshall and Grammy Winner Wouter Kellerman with Costumes by Natacha Lascosse (Acossi Jeans NY).
Watch a short trailer here: https://vimeo.com/208687945
April 22, 2017
Swindon Dance will be hosting its very first street dance styles battle, ‘West Country Clash (WCC)’ in partnership with Jam! Multi Styles Battle (MSB) and the Youth Dance Academy (YDA).
This exciting dance event will see talented street dancers from across the UK compete to music from a live DJ in the styles of; B-Boying, Hip-hop, Popping and under 18’s all styles. Take part or spectate, the event can be enjoyed by ALL AGES! Well-known international dance artists join the panel to judge the dancers as they battle it out and test their skill in the different street dance disciplines. Whether you regularly attend battles or this is your first venture into the world of live street dance this is an experience not to be missed!
Includes FREE workshops for ages 11+ included in entry price!
Jam! – Kieran Warner
Team Multi Styles Battle – Director Tyler Attwood
Youth Dance Academy is a Centre for Advanced Training and is supported by the Department for Education (DfE) Music and Dance Scheme
Tickets available from Swindon Dance 01793 601700 or on the door!