CYPHER STORIES A Hip-Hop mash up! Cypher Stories uses elements of Hip Hop culture, presented in a Cabaret style: acts and short performances by different artists. A live DJ will accompany the artists on stage providing a fresh soundtrack to acts ranging from the Cyr Wheel and juggling to aerial and street dance. Swindon Dance CAT Alumnus Kieran Warner and Chris Thomas are recent graduates from the National Centre for Circus Arts.
Uncelebrated Journey throws a spotlight on Swindon's finest talent and celebrates the 'hidden jewels' of the Town's performing arts community. Featuring an electic mix of music, film and dance performances including Swindon Dance Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) and specially commissioned pieces from Helen Ganberg (Swerve Dance Theatre Company) and choreographer Banxy. The poetry and writing of Alfred Williams, Swindon's celebrated Hammerman Poet, will weave a story through the performance illustrating his and the town's unique journey from a quiet…
'Game Plan' Which are the dreams, which are the nightmare, and which is real? Facing the zombie of self-doubt, the monster of insecurity and the ogre of uncertainty, Sam is struggling to face the day. It's time to wake up and play the game! GAME PLAN is a show that encourages us to believe that we all have the courage to bounce back! Partners Theatre Company are joined for the evening by Learners from Uplands Educational Trust who are performing…
'SILK ROAD' A sensory delight of Flamenco, Kathak and Contemporary Dance. Performed with an evocative live score, SILK ROAD is a fascinating exploration of the rituals along nomadic routes, conjuring images of the pilgrims, monks, traders and urban dwellers who made their way from China to the Iberian Peninsula. Find out more about SILK ROAD and meet the dancers at a Post Show Talk.
'Puzzle Creature' Inspired by artist/architect duo Arakawa and Madeline Gins, PUZZLE CREATURE combines dance, immersive set design and a surround sound score and questions attitudes to aging and the body. The audience will occupy the same space as the performers and the three exquisite dance artists drive the performance with wearable body sculptures from Ana Rajcevic creating curious imprints of choreographed action. PUZZLE CREATURE includes both British and Japanese Sign Language. https://vimeo.com/286492079
'For You I Long The Longest' A double-bill of autobiographic stories told through raw and exhilarating dance theatre. With intimate storytelling and intricate choreography, the evening blurs the lines between fantasy and reality in an honest and often comical, search for a happily ever after. Tonight will also feature a specially commissioned piece by Luke Brown, performed by students on the CAT at Swindon Dance. watch a short clip here https://www.lukebrowndance.com/works/i-long-longest/