DanceXchange announce new performance season

Ground-breaking performances in store from dance company.

DanceXchange, the Midlands-based dance house has announced its performance season at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome from 1st October 2015–13th February 2016.
As DanceXchange works towards its co-produced International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016, the new season of dance offers something for everyone; ground-breaking contemporary dance; family-friendly productions; cutting-edge presentations of dance theatre; awe-inspiring circus dance and more; and all from some of the best international artists and companies working across the UK and the world today.

2015-16 season highlights include:

• Chotto Desh – Akram Khan Company’s and director Sue Buckmaster of Theatre-Rites’ family-friendly adaptation of Khan’s critically acclaimed DESH
• A world premiere by Gary Clarke Company marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the British miners’ strike
• A UK premiere co-presented with Fierce Festival
• Arthur Pita’s festive family-friendly The Little Match Girl is back by popular demand for 2 shows only
• Scottish Dance Theatre’s YAMA – a brand new, full-length version of choreographer Damien Jalet’s critically acclaimed work
• Work by James Cousins, the inaugural winner of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreography Award

David Massingham, artistic director of DanceXchange, said: “We’re in the middle of another exciting year for DanceXchange. We’ve seen Vidya Patel, one of our Centre for Advanced Training graduates reach the first ever BBC Young Dancer finals. We’re currently putting the finishing touches to the fifth edition of our co-produced International Dance Festival Birmingham for 2016.

“These events, and the announcement of the new performance season, serves as a fitting reminder that DanceXchange provides incredible participative and development opportunities for students and artists whist programming and presenting the best of dance performances from leading and emerging dance companies and choreographers. There really is something for everyone in 2015-16.”

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