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AN ENERGETIC AND EXCITING DOUBLE BILL OF DANCE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AGED 7+

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THE ROCK

Devised and Choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald

The Rock is a coming of age story about a group of mischievous and adventurous children who hang out at a dark, eerie clearing called The Rock on the edge of town. The discovery of a mysterious map leads to a strange and thrilling encounter that will change their lives forever.

Combining a range of contemporary dance styles with high octane acrobatics, and a sweeping soundtrack by James Baranowski (recently worked with Danny Boyle and The xx), The Rock is an exciting dance performance full of adventure, magic and exhilarating escapades.

Tamsin Fitzgerald is the founder of the all male 2Faced Dance Company. Tamsin’s critically acclaimed work for 2Faced has included 7.0, Still Breathing and State of Matter. She was awarded a prestigious Rayne Fellowship for her choreography, which has led her to work alongside Australian Dance Theatre, The Ballet Boyz, and the Birmingham Rep.

The Rock was created with support from DanceXchange

 

THE SUITCASE STORY

Devised and Choreographed by Christopher Marney

A poignant and uplifting dance show about a little girl and her magical, travelling suitcase.

Lonely and finding herself caught in the middle of her parents’ differences, a little girl seeks comfort in a dream world. From inside her charmed suitcase she conjures up an imaginary friend that no one but her can see. Brimming with humour and tenderness, The Suitcase Story is a sensitive and heart-warming tale.

Christopher Marney has choreographed and performed in an exceptional range of critically acclaimed productions from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures (Swan Lake) to creating work for ballet companies and London’s West End.

The Suitcase Story was created with support from Sadlers Wells

 

Devised and choreographed by: Tamsin Fitzgerald (The Rock), Christopher Marney (The Suitcase Story)
Original Score: Alex Baranowski (The Rock)
Costume and Set Designer: Yann Seabra (The Rock), Fiona Chivers (The Suitcase Story)
Lighting Designer: James Mackenzie
Artistic Director: Claire Cunningham
Dramaturge: Lu Kemp
Rehearsal Director: Corey Baker
Production Manager: Ed Yetton
Dancers: Orris Gordon, Fania Grigoriou, Chris Knight, Yukiko Masui, Jordi Calpe Serrats, Sheridan Sherratt and Julie Ann Minaai (understudy)

Check out the latest audience feedback here

LEARNING RESOURCE PACK

A Learning Resource Pack for Key Stage 2 & 3 teachers is now available. Please click here to download.

If you are a member of the media click here to get in touch.

TOUR DATES

JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE, DANCEEAST, IPSWICH
Saturday 2nd March 2013 (11.00am & 2.00pm)
Tickets: £6 (get 4 for £20)
Box Office: 01473 295230
www.danceeast.co.uk

 

DANCE CITY, NEWCASTLE
Wednesday 10th April 2013 (10.30am & 1.15pm)
Tickets: £6
Box Office: 0191 261 0505
www.dancecity.co.uk

 

DANCEXCHANGE, 
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
Saturday 4th May – 5th May 2013 (12.00pm & 3.00pm)
Tickets: £4
Box Office: 0844 338 5000
www.dancexchange.org.uk

 

DÉDA, DERBY
Friday 31st May 2013 (11.30am)
Tickets: £6
Box Office: 01332 370911
www.deda.uk.com

PAVILION DANCE SOUTH WEST, BOURNEMOUTH
Monday 8th April 2013 (11.30am)
Tickets: £5 (babes in arms free)
Box Office: 01202 203630
www.paviliondance.org.uk

 

GULBENKIAN THEATRE, CANTERBURY
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 (11.00am & 5.30pm)
Tickets: £6
Box Office: 01227 769075
www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

 

LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM
Sunday 12th – Monday 13th May 2013 (3.30pm on Sunday 12th May // 10.30am & 1.30pm on Monday 13th May)
Tickets: £6.50
Box Office: 0115 846 7777
www.lakesidearts.org.uk