A Lyrical Dance Concert

A Lyrical Dance Concert

2013

In a mixed-up whirlwind of glamorous divas, guitar solos and gangster rappers, A Lyrical Dance Concert revisits the lyrics of well-loved pop music and transforms their powers through an unlikely choreographic lens. Inspired by the common-knowledge nature of pop songs, A Lyrical Dance Concert asks questions about what is shared and what is individual: what can we do together that we can’t do alone?

The show moves through sincere recital, detailed dancing, absurd wrestling match, raucous sing-along, sentimental slow-dance – and even a kind of hip-hop self-help group! Somehow, suddenly, the unexpected pairings of Mariah Carey and Dire Straits, punky shouting and angelic warbling, beautiful frocks and DIY logo-sweatshirts come together to form an experience that is spirited, challenging, and, most of all, a real fun time.

For more info visit A Lyrical Dance Concert website 

Performances 

2015

24-25 Feb, Northern Stage, Newcastle

28 Feb, The Maltings, Berwick Upon Tweed
 

2014

5 Nov, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

7 Nov, Greenwich Dance, London

13-14 Nov, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

15 Nov, The Basement, Brighton

19 Nov, Seven Arts, Leeds

25 Nov, Exeter Phoenix, Devon

2013

10 March, Jam Café, Nottingham (excerpts)

11 March, Create Theatre, Mansfield (PREMIÈRE)

12 March, Jam Café, Nottingham, full show

16 April, MINK, Middlesbrough, presented by Middlesbrough Council

18 April, Dance City, Newcastle

20 April, The Central, Gateshead, presented by Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

13 June, Y Theatre, Leicester

20 June, Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln
 

Performance and Choreography: Gillie Kleiman and Sara Lindström. 
Eleanor Sikorski (performer 2014/5)

 

Funded by: Arts Council England in co-production with Dance4, with additional support from Dance City, Northern Stage, MDT (Stockholm), and Konstnärsnämnden (Sweden).