Dance the night away

Birmingham-based DanceXchange has announced its programme for the season right through the New Year.


This weekend, DanceXChange offers Without Stars/There We Have Been.The double bill is based on the novel Norwegian Wöod by Haruki Murakami. It portrays the story of two lovers in a tender production  that portrays two sides of love, loss and loyalty.

Without Stars shows the world through the woman’s eyes, as a quartet of dancers present a daringly intimate glimpse into a secluded world of fragile dependency.

In There We Have Been his version of events unfolds; a complicated web of relationships – a lost friend, a fading love, a breath of life – holds him hostage, as he battles with his past and fights for the present.

The inaugural winner of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreography Award, choreographer James Cousins was chosen for his “refreshing desire to entertain”. Like Bourne, Cousins knows how to communicate with an audience. Abstract yet utterly accessible, his choreography is dynamic, emotional and clever.

There We Have Been was originally produced by Re:Bourne for the New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase. It showcases on October 16th and 17th at The Patrick Centre at the Hippodrome.

Later in the autumn, the organisation presents Bromance which uses young acrobats- winners if the 2013 Circus Maximus Award- exploring explosive dance to a modern soundtrack. It’s on the 29th and 30th, also at The Patrick Centre.

And in mid-November, DanceXchange presents The Little Match Girlfrom choreographer Arthur Pita. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fable, it includes live music from Frank Moon.

Full information on all productions can be found at