The Birmingham-based dance house has announced its latest performance season which runs from 15 February until 24 May in The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome.
The packed new programme features incredible new choreographic talent together with three critically acclaimed companies nominated for Best Independent company at the National Dance Awards 2018: Ballet Black, Lost Dog and Russell Maliphant Company. In addition, DanceXchange will also be partnering with Flatpack Festival 2019 to present a radical international dance work at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Throughout the season, DanceXchange will also be running its hugely popular dance class programme, where you’re invited to ’drop in’ and try out something new in the latest programme, which offers classes to suit all ages and skill levels with styles including street dance, swing, ballet, contemporary, salsa, commercial and jazz dance.
Launching on the 15 and 16 February with the UK Premiere of Torus by dx Associate Artists Humanhood, the Spring season also features:
- A thrilling double bill on 28 February of new work by two rising female choreographers, sharing personal stories of illness, love and loss. Léa Tirabasso presents The Ephemeral Life of an Octopus, at once absurd and grotesque, playful and liberating, inspired by her personal experience of cancer and the lived experience of illness. Yukiko Masui’s Falling Family is a visceral dance piece which explores in movement those moments in family life where extremes of emotion are felt.
- Lost Dog’s witty and engaging Juliet & Romeo on 14 March. Broadly based on Shakespeare’s deeply pessimistic teenage love story, this entertaining, amusing and tender dance theatre production explores contemporary culture’s celebration of youth and how it creates unrealistic expectations around love, sex and relationships.
- Awe-inspiring circus performers Nikki & JD’s new show Knot on 9 May. A finely crafted theatrical journey through the struggles of commitment, breath-taking hand-to-hand circus skills and delicate sensitivity tell a heart-wrenching tale of an impossible emotional choice.
And plenty more! To find out more, or to see a full schedule of dance classes, please click here.
Featured image credit: Ephemeral Life of an Octopus © Bohumil Kostohryz