Full range of performances from acclaimed company.
DanceXchange the Midlands-based dance house, has announced its latest performance season from 22nd September until 2nd December 2017.
The new season at The Patrick Centre sees dx present performances that are inspired by the science behind the sun and the magic of the moon; an exploration of the cathartic power of dance and the enduring link between dance and music; and shared stories of womanhood and community. In addition, at Birmingham Weekender festival in September, dx will be showcasing work by its current Associate Artists and producing two new outdoor performances which will go on to premiere at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2018.
The Birmingham Weekender programme includes:
• Two new outdoor performances co-commissioned by International Dance Festival Birmingham 2018 and Birmingham Weekender Festival; Modern Warrior, a fast paced kung fu inspired performance by Rosie Kay Dance Company and Moon by 2Faced Dance Company, a circus-based family show.
• Two performances presented by current dx’s Associates; a preview of DeNada Dance Theatre’s new work TORO: DeNada’s Beauty and the Bull in The Patrick Centre and ORBIS a visually astonishing duet by Humanhood, which takes place outdoors in the round.
The Patrick Centre programme includes:
• Dance, film and music combine to take audiences on a journey through the universe with Alexander Whitley Dance Company’s unique 8 Minutes.
• In partnership with Fierce Festival, Lucy Suggate’s Pilgrim explores the transformative qualities of dance whilst Michele Rizzo’s Higher, a UK premiere, takes audiences clubbing, experiencing the cathartic power of dance.
• The Head Wrap Diaries by Uchenna Dance brings audiences a unique blend of House, Waacking and Vogue fused with African and Contemporary dance.
• Zero, a visually and sonically mesmerising duet by Humanhood
• The world premiere of What The Moon Saw by 2Faced Dance Company. A re-imagination of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale through dance and circus performance for young audiences.
Lucie Mirkova, Artistic Director at DanceXchange said: “From the science of the sun to the magic of the moon, we look forward to presenting work by some of the UK’s most exciting choreographers and dance companies as part of our autumn performance season.
“We are particularly excited about the continued development of our strong partnerships with Fierce Festival and Birmingham Weekender. With Fierce we will be presenting two exciting choreographic works exploring club culture. At Birmingham Weekender we are presenting work by our current and past Associate Artists, showcasing the great choreographic talent based in the West Midlands.”
Throughout the performance season, DanceXchange will be running its hugely popular dance class programme beginning on 18th September. The programme offers a huge variety of styles to suit all ages and skill levels and this season includes new classes for adults in Ballroom, African Dance Workout, Musical Tap and Commercial, plus circus skills for 7-11 year olds.
To find out more about the autumn season including sneak previews of the shows or to check out the full range of dance classes visit www.dancexchange.org.uk