Autumn Dance in Newcastle
17 August 2012
Reporter: Peter Lathan
Newcastle’s Dance City has announced it programme of dance performances from September to December.
The season begins with its regular showcase for NE dance makers, Public Announcement. This snapshot of what is happening in dance in the region will be on Thursday 27th September at 7.30 and will be followed by a post-show talk.
Ockham’s Razor comes to the venue from 11th to 14th October with a new full-length performance, Not Until We Are Lost, which will feature an original score from Graham Fitkin and a choir of twenty, brought together specially for this production from The Sage Gateshead.
The James Wilton Dance Company arrives on 20th October with a triple bill of contemporary dance influenced by martial arts, breakdance and copoeira: Cave, Falling Unknown and The Shortest Day.
The following week is NewcastleGateshead’s annual Juice Festival for children and young people and on Saturday 27th at 7pm Bad Taste Cru, in association with Dance City and Juice, presents Jam & Juice, an international hip hop performance featuring BirdGang (UK), Babson (France), Eugene Quiet (Lithuania), Trash Dollies (UK), DJ Rasp (UK) and, of course, Bad Taste Cru.
Sunday 28th sees the Just Jam International 1on1 BBoy Battle, with the preliminary round from 2 to 5pm and the finals will be at 6.
At 8pm on 17th November Smith Dance presents Agnes and Walter: a Little Love Story, inspired by Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
On 22nd November the Rosie Kay Dance Company perform There Is Hope and finally, from 5th to 8th December at 10.30am and 1.15pm Dance City and Seven Stories combine to produce Jack and the Beanstalk featuring aerial artists, dancers and storytellers.