North West Dance Performance Listings

 

What's On Spring 2018

Below is a list of Dance Performances that you can go and see this spring in the North West, it is great to see so much dance in the region and such a variety for all tastes and ages, there is something here for everyone…..

If there are any performances that I have left out then please send to me and I will be sure to get them out on social media.
Jane Atherton, jane.atherton@cheshiredance.org

At a Glance or Scroll Down for Companies

February
31st Jan – 3rd Feb - Hofesh Shechter Company presents : Grand Finale – Home, Manchester
6th February Motionhouse:Charge – Storyhouse Chester
7th February Lost Dog:Juliette and Romeo - Nuffield Theatre Lancaster Arts
9th Feb - Queer Contact’18: 201 Dance Company Skin -  Waterside Plaza Sale
10th Feb -  Queer Contact’18: House of Suarez and Contact – Vogue Ball – Manchester Academy
12th February – Fallen Angels DanceTheatre: Dark Night Ends – Storyhouse Chester
13th February - Clara and the Kingdom of the Sweets – Allegro Dance Company – Pyramid Parr Hall, Warrington
13th February – The Chit Chat Chalk Show – Hawk Dance Theatre
16th February – Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Giselle – Storyhouse Chester
17th February – Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake – Storyhouse Chester
17th Feburary – Dance Sampled – The Lowry, Manchester
26th February – Flamenco Festival – Jesus Carmona – The Lowry, Manchester
27th February – Flamenco Festival  - Rafaela Corrasco – The Lowry, Manchester
28th February – Birmingham Royal Ballet – The Lowry Manchester

March
1st-3rd March – Birmingham Royal Ballet – The Lowry, Manchester
1st March – Verve Mixed Bill – Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster Arts
2nd –3rd  March – Company Chameleon - 10 – The Lowry, Manchester
2nd – 4th March – World at Your Feet – Blackpool Grand
3th – 17th March – Mathew Bourne’s Cinderella – The Lowry, Manchester
8th March – Jean Abreu Solo for Two – Axis Arts Centre MMU Crewe Campus
15th March - Ceci n’es pas Noire et Clay – The Lowry Manchester
16th March – Transitions Dance Company – Fallibroome Academy
17th March – Brendan Cole:All Night Long – Storyhouse Chester
19th – 21st March – Salford Dance Explosion – The Lowry, Manchester
20 – 21st March – Ballet Columbia – The Lowry, Manchester
24th – 25th March – U:dance NW – The Lowry, Manchester
26th March – IF Dance Festival – Lancaster Arts

April
1st April – Toro: Beauty and the Bull – The Lowry, Manchester
3rd – 7th April - Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic presents The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk – Home, Manchester
17th – 18th April – Mark Bruce company presents Macbeth – Blackpool Grand Theatre
18th April – Zero – The Lowry, Manchester
20th-21st April – Rumpelstiltskin – The Lowry, Manchester

May
5th – 6th May – My first Ballet – Swan Lake – Blackpool Grand Theatre
12th May – Chalk About – Cheshire Rural Touring – Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port
TBC – NOW Dance – Cheshire Dance Platfrom - University of Chester
13th May - Vienna Festival Ballet Present Sleeping Beauty – Pyramid Parr Hall Warrington
19th May - Swan Lake / Loch na hEala – The Lowry, Manchester
19th May - Daughter Daughter / Performance with Hope – The Lowry, Manchester
20th May – School of Moon Shonen – The Lowry Manchester
27th May - Skool of Street presents – Arti-Dodgers Twist – Home, Manchester

 

The Low Down

February

Hofesh Shechter Company presents : Grand Finale – 31st Jan – 3rd Feb – 19.30 – Tickets from £10.00 (age 13+) – Home Manchester

Hofesh SchecterHofesh Shechter has single-handedly created a new genre: part dance, part gig, part theatre and wholly original, his work has its own instantly identifiable and entirely unique voice.Grand Finale is the feverishly anticipated new show from this internationally acclaimed artist and comes to HOME as part of an extensive world tour. Grand Finale shows us a world in freefall, where humanity spirals through surreal scenes and emotions towards its own end point. Mythic and elemental, Shechter’s vision is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy.
https://homemcr.org/production/grand-finale/

Motionhouse: Charge –  6th Feb 7.30 – Tickets from £16.50 – Storyhouse Chester

Motionhouse bring their incredible new multi-media show Charge, a unique collaboration between art and science.
Coming to Storyhouse for one night only, the show sees six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep in to the human body, telling the important story of energy in our lives.

https://www.storyhouse.com/event/motionhouse

Lost Dog: Juliette and Romeo – 7th Feb -20.00 – Tickets from £9.50 – Nuffield Theatre Lancaster Arts

Lost Dog’s new show, Juliet and Romeo - A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.  Well they lived at least.  Now they’re 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.

https://www.lancasterarts.org/whats-on/lost-dog-juliet-and-romeo

Queer Contact’18: 201 Dance Company Skin-  9th Feb – 19.30 – Tickets from £10.00 (age 12+) – Waterside Sale

This is not my body. This is not my body. This is not my body.  After the sell-out international tour of Smother , 201’s award-winning Hip Hop theatre returns to Queer Contact with SKIN: a boy’s intimate journey of gender transition to discover a body that feels like home.  Fusing urban and contemporary styles with an original score, choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of 7 dancers in a fast paced, emotionally driven story of family, identity and belonging.
https://contactmcr.com/events/201-dance-company-skin/

Queer Contact’18: House of Suarez and Contact – Vogue Ball – 10th Feb 19.00 – Tickets from £15.00 (age 18+) – Manchester Academy

Vogue Ball is back for it's largest Manchester event yet.  Club culture meets high art, as Vogue Houses come together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy in a catwalk spectacular reminiscent of 1970s/80s New York at its most glamorous.Celebrating global vogue culture, an extravaganza of costume and drama will be displayed as the fiercest voguers and performers battle in this multi-award winning event.
https://contactmcr.com/events/house-suarez-contact-vogue-ball/

The Chit Chat Chalk Show – Hawk Dance Theatre – 13th Feb 11.30  & 14.30 – Tickets from £4.50 – (age 3-8)  - Waterside, Sale

Join Hawk Dance Theatre & The Knotted Project on our magical chalky adventure for 3-8 year olds!  The Chit Chat Chalk Show follows Kiko, a confused young girl, struggling to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in. With the help of her quirky new friends, she embarks upon a quest to discover the mixture of emotions & colours that make her unique! Anger, jealousy, happiness & many more emotions, join our wonderful characters discovering them all!  The Chit Chat Chalk Show is charming, physical & packed with interaction for children aged 3-8 years & their families. Sitting amongst the set & performers, the children in the audience play an essential part in helping Kiko on her journey
https://watersidearts.org/whats-on/2156-the-chit-chat-chalk-show/?utm_source=Dance+Manchester+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=42e66bef78-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_04bba907c6-42e66bef78-95330333

Clara and the Kingdom of the Sweets – Allegro Dance Company – 13th Feb – 19.00 – Tickets from £7.00 – Pyramid Parr Hall

“Clara and the Prince travel to the beautiful Land of Sweets. He recounts for her, how he had been saved from the Mouse King by Clara and had been transformed back into his own self. In honour of the young heroine, a celebration of sweets from around the world is produced: chocolate from Spain, coffee from Arabia, tea from China, and candy canes from Russia all dance for their amusement. To conclude the night, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier perform a dance. A final waltz is performed by all the sweets, after which the Sugar Plum Fairy ushers Clara and the Prince down from their throne. He bows to her, she kisses Clara goodbye, and leads them to on a magical journey through the winter forest.  This Touring Company takes many styles of dance to the community including Spanish, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap. The company aims to raise the quality of arts education amongst young people through innovative performances. Our interactive workshops offer opportunities for individuals to engage in diverse and creative activities.
http://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/clara-kingdom-sweets-allegro-dance-company/

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre: Dark Night Ends – 12th Feb 1pm - Free admission  - Age 16+ - Storyhouse Chester

An interactive dance theatre performance by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre where live dance, spoken word and real-life stories explore the realities of addiction and recovery.
This special event involves the 1 hr performance followed by a facilitated conversation post show for 30 minutes. You are then invited to stay for networking in the bar until 3.30pm.
https://www.storyhouse.com/event/fallen-angels-dark-night-ends

Probe Now You See It – 13th Feb – 19.30 pm – Tickets from £5.00 – Axis Arts Centre Crewe

Written, choreographed and performed by acclaimed dancer and performer Antonia Grove, Now You See It is a dialogue between wonder and reason, reality and imagination, small ideas and mammoth consequences. It marries straight talking dance with story-telling, anecdotes and a little bit of magic.Antonia has worked with award-winning theatremaker, writer and performer Sue MacLaine as co-director and the piece features an expansive sound score created in collaboration with composer/musician Scott Smith, and an epic lighting design by Aideen Malone.
http://www.axisartscentre.org.uk/?ai1ec_event=massive-owl-castle-rock-2-2&instance_id=2215

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Giselle – 16th  Feb 7:30pm -  Tickets from £20.50 – Storyhouse Chester

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company now makes its debut at Storyhouse, Chester.  Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!
Giselle is one of the few 19th century Romantic ballets to survive intact, the quintessential story of unrequited love.
https://www.storyhouse.com/event/giselle

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake  17th  Feb –18th  Feb 2:30pm & 7:30pm - Tickets from £20.50 – Storyhouse Chester

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company now makes its debut at Storyhouse, Chester.  Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!
Swan Lake is Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, a tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score.
https://www.storyhouse.com/event/swan-lake

Dance Sampled –17th Feb – All Day – Free – The Lowry Manchester

A celebration of dance in all its forms, showcasing the very best of international dance talent in enticing bitesize performances. Watch the show and join in, with a day jam-packed full of dance activities for all ages.
Including one of Spain's biggest flamenco dancers, a juggling circus dance troupe and an African-infused explosion of colour and dance.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/sampled2

Flamenco Festival – 26th Feb – Times tbc – The Lowry Manchester

Jesús Carmona—a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution— has shared the stage with Spain’s most legendary dancers. He was a principal dancer with the prestigious Ballet Nacional de España for three years before creating his own award-winning company. The flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves that make him a dynamo of a dancer translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company
https://www.thelowry.com/events/flamenco-festival-jesus-carmona

 Flamenco  Festival – 27th Feb – Times tbc – The Lowry Manchester

Rafaela Carrasco’s approach to flamenco dance can be summed up by the title of her 2004 piece Fuera de los límites (Beyond the Limits). Carrasco, born in 1972, is one of the most important flamenco dancers of her generation, and a revolutionary creator of cutting edge flamenco choreography, something that she has proved with her own company and with the works she created for Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía as Artistic Director (2013-2016).
https://www.thelowry.com/events/flamenco-festival-rafaela-corrasco

Birmingham Royal Ballet – Sleeping Beauty- 28th Feb – 3rd March – 17.30 – Tickets from £17.00  - The Lowry Manchester

The curse of a wicked fairy, one touch of a spindle, and a beautiful princess falls into a deep, enchanted sleep which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince. 
The Sleeping Beauty is transformed into one of the grandest ballets ever created, with a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Marius Petipa

https://www.thelowry.com/events/the-sleeping-beauty

First Steps | Fri 2 March, 1pm
Pre-Show Talk | Fri 2 March, 6.30pm
Company Class On Stage | Sat 3 March, 10.45am
Audience Open Day | Sat 3 March, 12pm

 

March

Company Chameleon – 10 – 1st –2nd March – 20.00 – Tickets from £10.50 – The Lowry, Manchester

National Dance Award nominees, Company Chameleon rewind and fast forward in the world premiere of a new triple bill celebrating their 10th anniversary year.
Featuring three dance pieces, which use engaging and athletic choreography to explore human and personal issues, 10 showcases Chameleon’s trademark style of creating socially relevant dance theatre that is both powerful and original.
Rites, the first major piece of work made by the company in 2007, is a male duet about growing up on the journey from boyhood to manhood, exploring the question what does it mean to be a man? Imprint, a new trio by Kevin Edward Turner, is unashamedly about love, romance and relationships, and the imprint they leave on us; and Anthony Missen’s new solo, Trip, takes you into the dark arena of self-deception, exploring the line between true and false identity.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/10

Verve Mixed Bill – 1st March – 20.00 – Tickets from £9.50 – Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster

Experience an evening of physically charged and refreshingly original dance, performed by dance artists on the cusp of their professional careers. See where dance is right now… and where it may go next.
Verve presents an exhilarating programme of bold new dance work created by internationally-acclaimed choreographers Hannes Langolf (Germany) and Sita Ostheimer (Germany), a reworking of the award-winning Riders by Lenka Vagnerová (Czech Republic) and a new work by Verve Artistic Director Matthew Robinson (UK), his first for the company.

https://www.lancasterarts.org/whats-on/verve-mixed-bill

World at Your Feet – 2nd – 4th March – 14.00 & 19.00 – Tickets from £13.00 – Blackpool Grand Theatre

Our 8th World At Your Feet is crammed full with the usual smorgasbord of dance delights – Irish, ballet, jazz, tap and scenes from musicals.
https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/world-at-your-feet/

Matthew Bourne’s – Cinderella – 3rd-17th March -  14.00 & 19.30 – Tickets from £31.50 – The Lowry, Mancheter

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes and Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures return to The Lowry with one of their most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War.
Matthew Bourne’s vivid and touching interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time 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.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/matthew-bournes-cinderella

Jean Abreu – Solo for Two – 8th March – 19.30 – Tickets from £5.00 – Axis Arts Centre, Crewe

British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu spends exactly half of his life in Brazil and the other half in Britain. Solo for two is the second solo production of a trilogy in which he explores his own identity in-between.In the first solo Blood, made in collaboration with Gilbert and George, Jean focused on the inside of the body. Now Solo for Two focuses on the outward journey, and on the cycles of letting go and new beginning which characterize the experience of someone in-between different cultures and dance languages.Jean Abreu choreographed his first work in 2003 and later that year was honoured with the Jerwood Choreography Award. Since then, his work has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Brazil including performances for London Dance Umbrella, the Royal Opera House and the Southbank Centre.
http://www.axisartscentre.org.uk/?ai1ec_event=massive-owl-castle-rock-2-2-2-4-2&instance_id=2219

Ceci n’es pas Noire et Clay – 15th March – 20.00 – Tickets from £10.00 – The Lowry, Manchester

Ceci n’est pas Noire (This is not Black) is a melange of dance, theatre, spoken word and song. It is the journey of Alessandra Seutin, an African-European woman down memory lane, a winding road between Europe and Africa. As perceptions of her change from place to place, she plays with masks, roles, attitudes, and highlights the idea that what you see is not always what you get!
In Clay American contemporary dancer Asha Thomas and British flamenco dancer Yinka Esi Graves, draw from their collective memory and experiences to create a unique shared language through movement. One dancer of half Jamaican and Ghanian descent and the other from a long line of Southern Baptist preachers, explore the connections between who they believe themselves to be, and the unconscious parts that make up who they are. ‘Clay’ asks us to locate the parts of ourselves that have formed over long periods of time and survived the wear of migration, to still be found within us today.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/ceci-nest-pas-noire-and-clay

Transitions Dance Company - 16th March – 19.30 – Tickets from £5.00 – Fallibroome Academy

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  Transitions Dance Company brings together the world’s most exciting choreographers with exceptional young dancers. Based at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, Transitions is a post graduate company that has an international reputation for the consistent quality of its choreography, production and performers.  By commissioning new work from outstanding choreographers and recruiting dancers emerging onto the international dance scene, Transitions Dance Company continues to contribute to the explosive field of contemporary dance. Join us for what promises to be an inspirational evening.
http://fallibroome.academy/show/transitions-dance-company/

Brendan Cole: All Night Long – 17th  March 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Tickets from £39 – The Storyhouse, Chester

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole and his sensational new cast have already been dazzling audiences throughout the UK with this, his brand new show. With all of the magic that one would expect from Strictly Come Dancing and more, Brendan will once again host his spectacular production with live dancers, musicians, and signers, all live on stage in a night of pure entertainment.
Expect live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm to make this an unforgettable night.
https://www.storyhouse.com/event/brendan-cole

Salford Dance Explosion – 19 -21st March – 19.00 – Tickets from £10.50 – The Lowry, Manchester

Now in its 10th Year, Salford Dance Explosion is a three day dance festival involving around 500 children from schools and community dance groups from across the North West. To celebrate our 10 years we are branching out and welcoming an adult group who will also be taking part this year. 
Join us for three exciting evenings to celebrate the talents and diversity of our young, and not so young, people in Salford and beyond as we welcome schools and groups from further afield. 

https://www.thelowry.com/events/salford-dance-explosion-2

 Ballet British Columbia – 20 – 21st March – 19.30 – Tickets from £13.00 – The Lowry, Manchester

Canada’s leading contemporary dance company
Canada’s Ballet British Columbia present an exhilarating evening of breathtaking dance by three internationally celebrated female choreographers.
Recognised for their fresh creativity, this 18-strong company of dancers will astound UK audiences with their unique blend of cool, classical elegance and contemporary flair.
Inspired by the work of Jeanette Winterson and Emily Dickinson, 16 + a room, by artistic director Emily Molnar, sparks with explosive, fast-paced choreography that pushes the dancers to their athletic and technical limits.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/ballet-british-columbia

 U.Dance – 24th – 25th March – 19.45 – Tickets from £6.00 – The Lowry, Manchester

NorthWestDance & The Lowry Youth Dance Partnership as they host the regional young people's dance festival celebrating U.Dance North West's tenth anniversary.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/u-dance-nw-2018

 

 IF Dance Festival – 26th March – 10.00 – Tickets from £15.00 -  Lancaster Arts, Lancaster University

A celebration of inclusion and dance
LPM Dance Theatre and Lancaster Arts bring together a broad range of renowned practitioners and companies specialising in dance as part of healthcare, child development, education and social change for a one-day festival of workshops, performance and discussions.

https://www.lancasterarts.org/whats-on/if-dance-festival

 

April

 Toro: Beauty and the Bull – 1st April – 20.00 – Tickets from £12.00 (age 14+) – The Lowry, Manchester

DeNada Dance Theatre presents Set in a circus sideshow of dystopian Hispanic airs, in a heady world of matadors, monsters in drag, female bulls and ladies of the night, Toro is a darkly comic and melodramatic spectacle about the fear and demonization of anything other.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/beauty-and-the-bull

 Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic presents The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk – 3rd – 7th April – 14.00 & 19.30 – Tickets from £10.00 - Home, Manchester

Perhaps you’ve seen them floating over a Russian village? Or perhaps you’ve seen her toppling forward, arms full of wild flowers, as he arches above her head and steals a kiss.
Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.
Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Emma Rice’s production is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall’s paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by Russian Jewish tradition.

https://homemcr.org/production/flying-lovers-vitebsk/

Mark Bruce Company presents Macbeth - 17th – 18th April  - 14.00 & 19.30 – Tickets from £8.00 – Blackpool Grand Theatre

Multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company present a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of ourselves.
Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeths unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control.

https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/mark-bruce-macbeth/

Zero – 18th April – 20.00 – Tickets from £10.00 – The Lowry, Manchester

Submerge into Humanhood’s hypnotic and powerful piece ‘ZERO'. A visually and sonically mesmerising performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights and virtuosic movement where the two dancers entangle through a ritualistic journey.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/zero

Rumpelstiltskin – 20th -21st April – 14.00 & 19.00 – Tickets from £15.00 (age 7+) – The Lowry, Manchester

Full of action and humour this emotionally rich fairytale is set in the rural world of sheep, straw, wool and spinning where the alchemist, Rumpelstiltskin is outcast until he is revealed to be "the true prince that he was”.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/rumpelstiltskin

 

May

My First Ballet – Swan Lake – 5th-6th May – 11.00 & 14.00 – Tickets from £13.00 – Pyramid Parr Hall, Warrington

My First Ballet gives children a first taste of the magical world of ballet
Enjoy one of the most famous ballets of all time together, in this beautifully adapted new version for children aged three upwards.
The evil magician Rothbart has turned the beautiful princess Odette into a swan; only at night can she return to human form. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save her or will he fall for Rothbart’s sorcery?
With a narrator to help the young audience follow the story, and a shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music, this is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet, and a fantastic family day out.

https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/my-first-ballet-swan-lake/

Curious Seed – Chalk About – 12th May – 14.00 – Whitby Hall Ellesmere Port

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? 

www.cheshireruraltouring.org

Now Dance Festival – Date tbc – Cheshire Dance Platform – University of Chester

 A collaboration with University of Chester, NOW Dance Festival is a full day celebration of Dance in Cheshire and the Creative Case for Diversity bringing together dancers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, both community and professional, to share their passion for the art form.

http://www.cheshiredance.org/performance.html

Vienna Festival Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty – 13th May – 14.30 – Tickets from £12.50 – Pyramid Parr Hall, Warrington

A classic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.
The wicked Carbosse casts a spell on Princess Aurora proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger – and die.  The Lilac Fairy changes the spell, and instead on the fateful day the Princess and the entire Palace fall into a deep sleep. A century later Prince Désiré revives the Princess with a kiss, the Palace awakes and a parade of fairytale characters attend the wedding.  Following the traditional tale of Sleeping Beauty, this ballet is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.

http://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/vienna-festival-ballet-present-sleeping-beauty/

Swan Lake / Loch na hEala – 19th – 20th May – 20.00 – Tickets from £20.00 – The Lowry, Manchester

Michael Keegan Dolan & Teaċ Daṁsa From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous of all story ballets, ‘Swan Lake’.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/swan-lake-loch-na-heala

Daughter Daughter / Performance with Hope – 19th May – 20.00 – Tickets from £10.00 – The Lowry, Manchester

Award-winning choreographer Joseph Toonga of Just Us Dance Theatre presents a new dance experience
Inspired by real stories from men and their daughters, this show is a highly physical and emotive new dance show about fatherhood.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/week-53-daughter-daughter

Innocence – 20th May – 14.30 & 15.30 – Tickets from £5.00 (age 3+) – The Lowry, Manchester

Scottish Dance Theatre
A unique playroom performance, Innocence invites little ones (and their adults), to explore William Blake’s imagination and enter a realm of mystery, fun and adventure.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/week-53-innocence

School of Moon Shonen – 20th May – 14.00 & 18.00 – Tickets from £20.00 – The Lowry, Manchester

This celebration of a micro-society on building, between robotics and a iconographic dance inpired by Pieta of Michelangelo, questions our the representation of childhood, fascination for artificial, and empathy for human body dancing.

https://www.thelowry.com/events/school-of-moon

Skool of Street presents – Arti-Dodgers Twist – 27th May – 19.30 – Tickets from £13.00 – Home, Manchester

One of Dickens’ most cherished story’s ‘Oliver Twist’ has been cleverly re-imagined in an explosion of Funk for the family. Follow the charismatic ‘Arti’ who despite his misfortune, tries hard to better his impoverished beginnings. The story is told through a thrilling fusion of Spoken word and Urban Dance.
Skool of Street was established in 2013 in Blackpool from a group of passionate HipHop artists who were already practising within the area. They are an Urban Collective and offer workshops, lessons, Arts experiences and performance opportunities. Who aim to break down barriers of social exclusion, and offer anyone and everyone the opportunity to get involved, no matter you’re background, ability or skill level.
https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/arti-dodgers-twist/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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