5 x artists. 5 x writers. 5 x researchers. Bringing together diverse voices for an online series of arts and culture, in response to the global issues of 2020.
“As part of the Legacies and Futures season we invited five writers and five researchers to respond to the provocation “Everything is changing. Nothing has changed. Change is coming.” Their work is presented as part of the 5x5x5 series alongside the artwork of five artists commissioned through The Arts Institute Covid-19 art fund. The series takes stock of this tumultuous time as we are living it through...
Silence Between Waves is a film performed by a cast of three exceptional Singaporean dancers shot on Torbay's scenic Berry Head.
Taking inspiration from the headland's views and environment and with a soundscape featuring recorded local stories by Torbay's Sound Communities, Silence Between Waves frames a conversation through movement and sound, connecting two countries and places across the sea by reflecting on home and far away. This film features a powerful international ensemble as a metaphor for how our oceans and dance share worldwide connectivity and...
During these unprecedented times when many have been forced to down tools, Plymouth-based Hip Hop Social Collective, Street Factory, creators of the UK’s first Hip Hop theatre, are continuing to reach out with their well-known positive vibe as they continue to stay connected with their community by providing elemental well-being support, mentoring, dance and fitness classes and encouraging...
The Rising is an empowering highly charged double bill of dance and live music. It explores what makes people feel alive, using influences of Fijian culture and ideas of community, vulnerability and surrender.
Featuring original compositions by multi award-winning musicians Will McNicol & Luke Selby, dramaturgy by Chris Fogg and lighting design by Tim Hardy.
HeatherWalrondCompany is a professional contemporary dance company based in Devon. It is supported by Arts Council England and led by Choreographer & Artistic Director Heather Richmond.
A night of music and dance to fundraise for street children in Uganda. This is part of my walk300 campaign, which is a 300-mile walk starting in June to honour the miles children have to walk in order to survive. Find out more about my Journey at walk300.com
Featured acts: That Swing Thing City College Plymouth level 3 dance HNC level 4 dance
Rising is the successful debut production of Aakash Odedra Company in 2011.
Featuring four works tailor-made for Aakash as a soloist, this production explores different processes and aesthetics using Aakash’s traditional background in Kathak and Bharata Natyam to create a distinct flavour of contemporary dance.
The solos are choreographed by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Aakash himself.
Solo One: Nritta – by Aakash Odedra Solo Two: In the Shadow of Man – by Akram Khan Solo Three: CUT – by Russell Maliphant Solo Four: Constellation – by Sidi...
With Sarah Fairhall, part of the Trans-form: Trevor Bell exhibition
Experience the magnitude and intricate detail of Trevor Bell's works first-hand, as you join Sarah Fairhall in a very special dance workshop held among his paintings in the gallery. You will be guided on a sensitive journey, experiencing the paintings directly through movement, absorbing light and colour and vibration as an enquiry leading towards improvisation.
Sarah Fairhall is an experienced dance performer and teacher specialising in improvisational forms for performance. A Laban graduate, she...
Running time: 60 mins (plus interval) Age suitability: 8 years+
An exceptional group of six dancers perform two dramatic explorations of genius in an inspirational performance full of eminent talent and creative power. Gary Clarke’s Beethoven takes a touching and darkly humorous look at the extraordinary personal life and musical works of Ludwig van Beethoven. Lea Anderson has created a stylised, gently humorous and visually stunning exploration of the legend of the vampire Nosferatu and his depiction in film.
“One of the brightest companies in British Dance” Donald Hutera...
Returning to Plymouth with their new work created by 2016-17 Guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet, National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) present a unique piece of theatre which addresses themes of melancholia, ritual, control and abandon.
Run by Sadler’s Wells, NYDC has established a reputation for producing performances with a diverse cast of dancers who are expressive, brave and shaping the future of dance in this country.