Salfordly Comes Dancing!

Published: 17 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Through to March, The Lowry in Salford hosts a plethora of dance, from ballet to hip hop, featuring artists such as Botis Seva with BLKDOG, Alexander Whitley's Overflow, hip hop artist Joseph Toonga's Born To Manifest and Acosta Danza returns to perform new and existing works with Evolution.

Born to Manifest on 13 February is set to an original score from Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and explores the power and privilege that still oppress and dictate. Featuring a new score by Ryan Lee West, kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light and costumes by Ana Rajcevic, Alexander Whitley's Overflow on 18 March is a personal investigation into the presence and impact of technology and data on modern life.

Acosta Danza’s Evolution on 24 and 25 March includes Faun by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, a celebration of the 1960s and ‘70s in which Carlos Acosta will make a guest appearance. Completing the programme is Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg. The latest edition of BLKDOG on 26 March “explores the inner battlefield of an ageing artist trying to retain his youth” and is performed by Seva’s Botis company Far From The Norm.