Nottingham Playhouse - Dance Events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/category/dance Dance Events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[Juliet and Romeo]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet.

Friday 25 January 2019 at 7.30pm

£12.50 (£10.50 concessions)

Production Company: Lost Dog presents

Duration: Running time: 75 mins

Age Rating: Age 13+


<p><strong>Lost Dog’s</strong> new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Well, they lived at least. Now they are 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.</p> <p>With <strong>Lost Dog’s</strong> blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet, directed by Olivier Award-nominated <strong>Ben Duke</strong>, takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity. <strong>Juliet &amp; Romeo</strong> is co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, The Place and Warwick Arts Centre. The work is funded by Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts. Production time supported by Lancaster Arts and development time supported by Oval House through FiRST BiTES. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.</p> <p>Age recommendation: 13+</p> <p>Approx. running time: 75 minutes</p> <p>“Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy.”★★★★★ The Guardian</p> <p>“Superb. Devastating realism and dark humour.” ★★★★★ The Stage</p> <p>“Insightful, funny and rich. Smoulders with equal parts lust and loathing.”★★★★ Time Out</p> <p>“Squirmingly funny and no lessheartbreaking.” ★★★★ The Times </p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1363.4034.PPMlogored8cmsquareminusMembership/200x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /> <span class="caps">MEMBERS</span> <span class="caps">SAVE</span> 15%</p> <p>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</p> <p><strong>This show will be <span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-01-25T19:30:00 2019-01-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dancing England]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Watch the best in sword dancing, clogging, Morris, Border, North West, Carnival, Molly, and some of our more obscure folkloric traditions

Dancing England

Saturday 26 January 2019 at 6.30pm

Tickets: £17.50 (Concs £12.50)


<p>A Glimpse of Spring in the Depths of Winter with Dancing England’s Dance Extravaganza </p> <p><strong>Dancing England</strong> is bringing the best in traditional dance to the Nottingham Playhouse stage this coming January for an extravaganza of English culture that will be a sight to behold – even for many who think they know what traditional dance is all about. Blending together the history of our Sceptred Isle, its emotions and stories, combined with traditional English folklore, this event will present true English dance and music to a wider audience. </p> <p>Attendees can expect a marvellous concoction of Englishness. We’ve brought together such things as Carnival Morris; a pom-pom, tiptoed spectacle, to counterpoint the bedlam of Herefordshire’s wild and wondrous Border Morris. Cotswold Morris brings the vibes of the summer’s village fete to the stage, whilst the discipline and quasi-militaristic lines and power of the North West Clog Morris will blow you away. </p> <p>Look out for Heraldry coming to life as the giant 16th Century Snap the Dragon and its Whifflers from Norwich accompanies our distinguished guests, and then wanders about the Playhouse keeping all in order. Also, on show will be the oldest recorded dance tradition in Europe when the unique Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers take the stage. </p> <p>And how could we forget the award-winning English sword dancing teams? They will dazzle you with their flashing blades of steel. The out-of-work Molly-dancing Plough Boys from East Anglia demanding money with menaces? Or the Lancashire cloggers rattling out the complex rhythms of the old cotton mills?</p> <p>Not only do you get all the breathtaking action on stage, but the whole event comes together during the day with workshops, exhibitions, films, music, craft stalls, merchandise and downright oddities. </p> <p>If you want to experience an onstage celebration of all things English, and you want to get a true feel for what traditional English dance and indeed traditional English culture is all about, this is the event for you. Not only will you witness historical/authentic dance styles, but there are incredible stories that intertwined them. Experience how miners and workers entertained themselves before the Great War and see how the changing seasons and the working week were marked and celebrated in the form of dance and music. </p> <p>Watch our musicians and dancers tell the story of our industrial and rural history and heritage. You will not find a stage show like this anywhere else in the UK. </p> <p>On Saturday 26th January 2019, starting at 6.30pm, for one night only, you will experience a glimpse of spring in the depths of winter, whose brightness and colour could spark a new interest that continues to bloom throughout the new year.</p> <p>The show will end on a high with a fabulous ceilidh courtesy of the Melrose Ceilidh Band, one of the UK&#8217;s premier dance bands. Alongside a top notch caller, you can dance on the Playhouse stage with everyone to tunes traditional and new, with added voices. </p> ]]>
2019-01-26T18:30:00 2019-01-26T18:30:00
<![CDATA[FOOTLOOSE]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sophie’s Academy of Performing Arts proudly presents its show for 2019, Footloose.

Sunday 27 January 2019 at 5pm

£16.50

Production Company: Sophie’s Academy of Performing Arts


<p>Sophie’s Academy of Performing Arts proudly presents its show for 2019, Footloose.<br /> Featuring Ballet, Tap, Freestyle/Disco, Musical Theatre, Singing and Acro-Gymnastics, students age 2-18 entertain you in this. </p> ]]>
2019-01-27T17:00:00 2019-01-27T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Scuffed Shoes - Do As I Say, Not As I Do]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A UK Young Artists performance

Monday 11 February, 6-7pm

FREE


<h2><a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/uk-young-artists/">Part of UK Young Artists</a></h2> <p>Do As I Say, Not As I Do is a dance theatre show exploring the fears, enjoyments and the little routines that sustain human relationships, through the lens of unreliable memories. Partners who each want to come out on top, and a territorial struggle over bed space; the performance swings between the normal and the surreal as two sides of a couple do their best to express their relationship to you.</p> <p>This performance incorporates Artistic Signing and Gesture.</p> <p>Scuffed Shoes are a Midlands-based Dance Theatre company who use a mixture of dance, physical theatre and comedy with artistic signing and gesture incorporated into their work to create fresh, exciting and inclusive performances. Their work is driven by honest and accessible storytelling.</p> <p>This event is part of <span class="caps">UKYA</span> City Takeover, which brings 250 artists from 25 countries to Nottingham, 7-13 February 2019. Performance, visual arts, music, poetry and moving image will animate venues across the city. All events are free, see the full programme at <strong>www.ukyoungartists.co.uk/ukya-city-takeover-nottingham-2019-programme</strong></p> <p><strong>Age 16+</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-02-11T18:00:00 2019-02-11T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Dance Triple Bill - Bianca Hisse / Yu-Hsien Wu / Kim Geunyoung ]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 A UK Young Artists performance

Monday 11 February, 8-9.30pm

FREE


<h2><a href="https://cms.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/uk-young-artists/">Part of UK Young Artists</a></h2> <p><span class="caps">UKYA</span> City Takeover presents a trio of contemporary dance solos from international artists. Bianca Hisse&#8217;s pieces are focused on shifting the audience&#8217;s perspectives on the human body and investigating possibilities of non-human forms. Yu-Hsien Wu’s Dirty Paw is a contemporary dance solo that explores the purity of movements, which are interconnected between animals and human beings. Kim Geunyoung is a choreographer and dancer whose work is based on emotions and cultures of Korean traditions as a way to explore new forms of dance.</p> <p>This event is part of <span class="caps">UKYA</span> City Takeover, which brings 250 artists from 25 countries to Nottingham, 7-13 February 2019. Performance, visual arts, music, poetry and moving image will animate venues across the city. All events are free, see the full programme at <strong>www.ukyoungartists.co.uk/ukya-city-takeover-nottingham-2019-programme</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-02-11T20:00:00 2019-02-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Legends: Sandra Taylor School of Dance]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sandra Taylor School of Dance presents its 2019 showcase using a vibrant range of dance genres, from classical to contemporary

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 March 2019

Tickets: £16


<p>Drawing inspiration from legends past and present in the worlds of music, dance and art, Sandra Taylor School of Dance presents its 2019 showcase using a vibrant range of dance genres, from classical to contemporary.</p> <p><strong>An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-03-09T19:00:00 2019-03-10T14:30:00
<![CDATA[MADD College: Annual Showcase 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (affectionately known as MADD) trains professional performers for the world stage

Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June 2019, 7.30pm

Adults £23.50 Under 16's £19


<p><strong>Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama</strong> (affectionately known as <span class="caps">MADD</span>) trains professional performers for the world stage. One of its most famous alumni is Jay McGuiness (The Wanted and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Strictly Winner 2015). <br /> The talented youngsters of the full-time professional Musical Theatre course return to the Nottingham Playhouse with their Annual Showcase &#8211; a spectacular evening of show-stopping performances showcasing the incredible talent homegrown at the Nottingham college. Created by leading directors, choreographers, musical directors and technicians working in the profession today, and starring household names in the making, this <span class="caps">MADD</span> show is a night for all the family and an annual event at Nottingham Playhouse not to be missed! </p> ]]>
2019-06-28T19:30:00 2019-06-29T19:30:00