Monday, 11 August 2014

Preview: Autumn/Winter 2014 season at Newcastle Dance City

Autumn/Winter 2014 season 
at Dance City

National Dance Company Wales Triple Bill
Saturday 27 September 8.00pm
Sunday 28 September 2.30pm
Tickets: £15 (£10 conc)
National Dance Company Wales returns to Dance City with a triple bill of inspirational dance.
Alexander Ekman’s Tuplet is a pulsating work that’s all about rhythm. With an electronic soundscape used alongside a score created in collaboration with the dancers’ own rhythmic impulses, irrational rhythms are made to stunning effect.
Stephen Shropshire’s thought-provoking Mythology is a mesmerising work complemented by Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together, an avant-garde composition for piano, jazz ensemble and spoken word.
Lee Johnston’s They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem is a beautiful and awe-inspiring work that uses existing forms of choreography, lighting and costume design to explore dislocation and separation within a relationship.

R.I.O.T. - Joseph Mercier | Panic Lab
Sat 18 Oct 2014, 8.00PM
A comic book come to life.
Four performers playing at superheroes are caught in a series of conflicts which are both personal, and intricately political. Spiced with comic book and action hero references, their epic adventure unfolds through action-packed choreography and projected illustrations, as they question what a superhero might look like in today’s complex and troubled world? Choreographer Joseph Mercier, in collaboration with his company PanicLab, brings his latest and most ambitious creation to date to Dance City for its world premiere.

Public Announcement
Monday 20 October 7.00pm
Tickets: £5
The year ahead looks exciting with several North East choreographers creating new dance pieces. Public Announcement gives a sneak preview into several of these works in progress.
Catch a glimpse of Nadia Iftkhar’s Dance City commission The Sense of an Ending with Red Road Dance Theatre ahead of its premiere in November; Kirstin Kelly Abbott’s collaboration with North East artist Alexander Millar which brings
The Gadgies to life; a new work by Anthony Lo Giudice as part of his year-long choreographic development project and a new piece by Dance City’s current Choreographic Associate Artist Robby Graham’s Southpaw Dance Company.

Bleu - Compagnia T.P.O
Sat 25 Oct 2014, 11.00AM
Set sail with us for the Mediterranean...
Follow sailor as he embarks on a magical journey to the bottom of the deep blue sea. Swim, splash, be carried on the wind and guided by the stars in this interactive and immersive adventure by Italy's award winning Compagnia T.P.O.
The performance combines theatre, dance and technical wizardry to transport you into an interactive world of play.
Part of Juice Festival & Family Arts Festival.

Chalk About - Curious Seed (in association with MOKO dance)
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 10.30AM
Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for…
Join Christine and Hendrik on their journey as they find answers to some big questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Is it the way we move, or how we talk? Our pasts or our futures? Or is it about the way we dance?
A fun-filled programme of family activities will be available before and after the show.

Jam & Juice – Bad Taste Cru
Saturday 1 November 7.00pm
Tickets: £10
Jam & Juice celebrates its 5th year and is sure to impress once again, bringing a range of performances that are starkly different, but all share their roots in Hip-Hop culture.
Jam & Juice is known for pushing the boundaries of Hip-Hop theatre, and offers a unique platform to see both community groups and professionals share the same stage.
In association with Juice Festival.

Just Jam International: 1-on-1 Breakin Battle: Preliminaries Sun 2 Nov 2014, 2.00PM £8.00
Finals Sun 2 Nov 2014, 6.00PM £10.00
All Day ticket £15
B-Boys and B-Girls from all over the world will compete for the coveted title of Just Jam Intl champion. Witness some of the world’s best breakers taking on the UK’s finest in a battle of all-round skill and talent. Book tickets for the preliminary rounds, the finals or the full day.
In association with Juice Festival.

Tue 4 Nov 2014, 7.00PM
FRESH, an artist led initiative is a platform for sharing and discussing work in the early stages of development.
An artist led initiative based at
Dance City, FRESH is an open forum for sharing and discussing new work. Artists may present work at an early stage of development in an informal studio setting.
FRESH is designed to bridge the gap between what happens in the studio and on the stage, to provide opportunity for experimentation, and to foster discussion of new work.
The event is organised by Hannah Marshall and Rachel Jean Birch, two dance artists based in the North East region. FRESH is a platform created for artists to build the foundations of new dance work, and to champion the work of artists in the region and further afield. FRESH takes place 3 times per year.
The Sense of an Ending – Red Road Dance Theatre
Saturday 15 November 8.00pm
Tickets: £5
The Sense of an Ending tells the stories of one hundred women through the voices and bodies of three female performers. The multi -generational cast tell tales of loss, resilience and growth through honest, evocative and poignant dance theatre. This is choreographer Nadia Iftkhar’s first full-length work.

Sometimes There’s Light (Sometimes There’s Dark) - MOVING DUST
Saturday 22 November 8.00pm
Tickets: £12 (£8 conc)
Venue: Boiler Shop, Stephenson Works
Moving Dust bring their latest multi-sensory performance to the atmospheric space of The Boiler Shop. Stories of love and loss emerge in the shifting beam of hand-held lights. Lyrical text and explosive dance combine as five performers interact with a movable light installation.
This unique event allows you to experience dance up-close. Feel the air move as the dancers pass by you, listen as they whisper in your ear and be enthralled by their amazing airborne choreography. Together we uncover the fragile story of love and loss trapped in the heartbeat at the centre of every life.

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