Friday 5th May, 7.45pm
VERVE is the Postgraduate Performance Company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD)
Dancers are enrolled on the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
VERVE presents four exhilarating new dance works by international choreographers, performed by a company of eleven dancers trained at some of the world’s most prestigious dance schools.
Carlos Pons Guerra’s wild Rita explores what happens when we suppress the vitality and desires of youth, set in a nunnery and featuring a soundtrack of Cuban percussion and Mexican Rancheras.
Using a combination of improvised and explosive set choreography, Leila McMillan’s work Continuum looks at how we find strength in each other, and ourselves, to destroy and rebuild.
Exploring a hypnotic choreographic task Matthias Sperling calls ‘looping’, the dancers in Soft Power Generator ask: Can movement and the body generate power and knowledge for us?
Finally, James Cousins’ highly physical, full company work A Fable of Our Time considers current political climates in the world that create and maintain stark divisions in society.
Not sure what to expect? Click here to watch the trailer.
Are you a wheelchair user or do you have limited mobility?
Please contact the box office in advance on 01992 531500 who will arrange seating for you and book your tickets.
Tickets: £15*, £13* for concessions or £10* for groups and schools
Duration: 1 hour, 40 mins inc a 20 mins interval
Suitable for: most ages, although we recommend most suited to those aged 8+
* Please Note: On-line bookings of up to 9 tickets will be subject to a single £2.50 transaction fee. There is an additional charge of £1.00 for postage or collect for free from the Box Office. (For bookings of 9+ please contact the box office directly on 01992 531500)