Join us for a celebration of Midlands talent. Originally programmed for Birmingham International Dance Festival, these brilliant short works from Midlands-based artists were unfortunately cancelled due to the weather. DanceXchange is proud to be able to re-stage the event and showcase the thriving dance scene in the region.
Hosted by Tarju Le’Sano and BSL Interpreter Stacey Green.
Tom & Rob presents Break Free
If you wish to see a show that you will jiggle along in your chair, laugh, cry and smile ear to ear from beginning to end – then this is the show to see.
O’Driscoll Collective presents ONE%
ONE% is a 15-minute dance performance featuring the dynamic rawness of breakin’. Two b-boys with colliding mental states respond to
the energy of society around them, moving through emotions that can often be misunderstood.
Exploring the battle between two sides of the same psyche, ONE% sees the dancers coming up against each other – not in combat, but in wary uncertainty. Poignant themes of duality of the mind and the importance of mental health awareness drive the work, to convey the power of emotion, intensity and despair through movement and music.
Performed by West Midlands based artists Jamaal O’Driscoll and Marius Mates.
Linden Dance Company presents Reflection of You
Reflection of You is an explosive contemporary dance piece blending Contemporary and Afro-fusion styles. Inspired by Linden Dance Company’s research in psychology, the piece explores our emotional reactions within relationships and the effect our thoughts and perceptions of others can have on our own sense of self.
What do I think of you? What do you think of me? Are these thoughts the same, or opposing?
Christopher Radford and Sara Macqueen push their physicality to explore these themes in this thought-provoking and moving duet, ultimately showing how increased empathy and understanding can lead to a more harmonious lifestyle.
Marshon Dance Company presents Raw
Identity. Past, present, future. Is change inevitable? Can we “perfect” whilst remaining “raw”? Themes explored through the vehicle of street dance in this new work by Nathan Marsh, a choreographer from Birmingham UK – Director of Marshon Dance Company.