Full programme launched by city dance house.
DanceXchange, the Birmingham dance house, announces its latest performance season which runs from 8th February until 26th April as the company builds up to the award-winning Birmingham International Dance Festival from 1st–24th June 2018.
Discover passion and power in these bold, outstanding dance theatre performances at the Patrick Centre including:
• A striking dance/theatre re-imagining of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of power, corruption and murder, Macbeth, by award winning Mark Bruce Company.
• A thrilling dance triple-bill Terra Firma which tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities, featuring choreography by Caroline Finn, Marcos Morau and Mario Bermudez Gil presented by National Dance Company Wales.
• The world premiere of DanceXchange Associate Carlos Pons Guerra’s Torro: Beauty and the Bull, a gender-questioning take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.
• Sinergia created and performed by Manuel Liñán, one of the most celebrated flamenco dancers of the moment.
Lucie Mirkova, Interim Artistic Director at DanceXchange said: “This short but strong season features extraordinary story-telling, great physicality and outstanding choreography by some of the best UK companies and international artists. We’re particularly thrilled to be presenting the world premiere of DanceXchange Associate Artist Carlos Pons Guerra’s latest work which promises to be thought-provoking.
“At the moment we’re also focused on finalising the programme for the biennial Birmingham International Dance Festival that will take place from 1- 24 June 2018, and we’re really looking forward to announcing some of the highlights in the next few weeks.”
Hot on the heels of the spring season DanceXchange’s award winning biennial Birmingham International Dance Festival returns from 1st–24th June 2018. Expect programme announcements in the coming weeks to include an amazing three weeks of dance in venues and outdoors that will see the whole city get dancing.
Throughout the performance season, DanceXchange will be running its highly popular dance class programme, offering a wide variety of styles to suit all ages and skill levels. This season includes new classes for adults in Ballroom, African Dance Workout, Musical Tap and Commercial, plus an expansion of the Saturday programme for children and young people which includes Street Dance, Musical Tap and Ballet.
To find out more about the spring season including sneak previews of the shows or to check out the full range of dance classes visit www.dancexchange.org.uk