Tuesday, 16 August 2016 07:27

Pavilion Dance South West Autumn Season 2016

Pavilion Dance South West is returning to its Bournemouth venue, Pavilion Dance, for it's autumn season, 17 September to 18 December 2016.

The programme features a strong line-up of leading dance companies, presenting not only a variety of dance styles but also a strong element of storytelling. Several performances in the autumn are re-interpretations of familiar themes from literature and fairytales, and audiences can expect an exciting new take on stories they think they know, from a variation on Dickens’ Oliver Twist (Fagin’s Twist by Avant Garde Dance Company) and a new interpretation of Melville’s Moby Dick (Leviathan by James Wilton Dance) to a twisted new version of Little Red Riding Hood (RED by Mischief Dance; Hatch & Scratch) or dance inspired by Jeff VanderMeer (Bloom by James Finnemore; Hatch & Scratch) and T.S. Eliot (Burnt Norton by Richard Chappell Dance; PDSW Introduces...).

Artistic Director Deryck Newland comments, “We are delighted that, as a National Dance Development Organisation, we are able to bring some of the most exciting and explosive dance companies in the UK to Bournemouth. You don't need to go to Brighton, Bristol or London to see great contemporary performance anymore! What's more, we are actively involved with supporting the creation of some of the work that we show. Pavilion Dance South West are co-commissioners of Avant Garde's Fagin's Twist, which we present on 22nd and 23rd September.” He adds, “We are committed to supporting dance makers to test new ideas and to developing opportunities for emerging South West choreographers. To this end we are delighted that our season includes another edition of Hatch & Scratch, for audiences to feed ideas into work in development, and a new annual feature, PDSW Introduces..., featuring three promising artists from our region.”

The season also features a programme of professional Family Performances, starting with The Nodines by Rick Nodine and Simonetta Alessandrini, which introduces us to a family of dancers. The Adventures Of the Little Ghost by Sophie Nüzel is based on Ottfried Preussler’s popular children’s book of the same title. 2+1 by Tara Pilbrow explores the highs and lows of early parenthood while Wriggle Dance Theatre’s The Colour Of Me delves into the world of colours and emotions.

On Screen, live and recorded screenings of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet feature ballet classics such as The Nutcracker as well as productions that are rarely seen in the West, such as the two Shostakovich ballets The Golden Age and The Bright Stream.

Pavilion Dance South West is also part of Purbeck Film Festival’s 25th anniversary with a red carpet screening of Carmen, part of Carlos Saura’s Flamenco film trilogy.

In recognition of the International Day of Older Persons we celebrate mature dancers in our Joie de Vivre platform on 9 October with an open workshop and a performance featuring Company of Elders (Sadler’s Wells), PRIME (Scotland), Patricia Glynn (Ireland) and YAMA Dance (SW England). For young people the season offers opportunities to explore career opportunities in the dance industry as well as Supercharged half term fun.

To book please call 01202 203630

SEASON LISTINGS

HATCH & SCRATCH (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Sat Sep 17, 7.30pm
Pioneered by Battersea Arts Centre, “scratching” is presenting new performance in development to an audience to receive feedback. We have invited three of the dance companies we are supporting to present their work in progress:
Mischief Company's new work RED is a twisted adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. James Finnemore’s Bloom (extract) is loosely based on Jeff VanderMeer's The Southern Reach Trilogy. Felicity Kerr’s abstract work explores J.S. Bach's Fugue in C minor from The Well-Tempered Clavichord.
Tickets: £6

FAGIN’S TWIST by Avant Garde Dance Company (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu & Fri Sep 22 & 23, 7.30pm
See Dickens’ Oliver Twist in a new light as Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance flips your expectations of five familiar characters, with their unmatched contemporary hip hop style.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 8+

THE NODINES by Rick Nodine & Simonetta Alessandri (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Sep 25, 1pm & 3.30pm
The Nodines are a family of dancers. Rick (dad), Simonetta (mum) and Stella (daughter) share moments of familiarity, trust and mischief with the audience and ask “what is physically possible?”
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) | Suitable for 3+ years and all their family

CREATIVE CAREERS FAIR (TAKE PART)
Tue 27 Sept, 9.30am-2.30pm
Listen to talks, take part in workshops, and ask questions about what it's really like to work in the dance industry. Students, teachers and parents all welcome to attend.
FREE

LEVIATHAN by James Wilton Dance (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu & Fri Oct 6 & 7, 7.30pm (Thu) & 8pm (Fri)
Multi award-winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s groundbreaking novel, Moby Dick. Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew is drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6

JOIE DE VIVRE (TAKE PART)
Platform of Companies of Mature Dancers
Sun Oct 09, 2.30pm-4pm (open workshop), 5pm-6.15pm (performance)
Open workshop - Aimed at over 50s with or without any previous dance experience, this class will give you a taster of some of the classes available at PDSW.
Around the building, you will be able to look at a photographic exhibition and watch our winning short dance films.
Performance - We are delighted to be hosting companies such as YAMA Dance from the South West and guests Company of Elders (Sadler's Wells), PRIME (Scotland) and solo artist Patricia Glynn (Ireland).
Tickets: £15 ( workshop + performance) / £10 performance only

GETTING OUT OF THE BOX by Karla Shacklock Company (TAKE PART)
Mon, 10 Oct, 1pm
Join Karla Shacklock for an afternoon of talking, reflecting and listening and thinking about how to survive as an artist.
FREE

THE GOLDEN AGE (LIVE) (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Sun Oct 16, 4pm
In a seaside town where business and the Mafia are flourishing, the Golden Age cabaret is the favourite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revellers. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but she is also the friend of a local gangster …
Tickets: £10/£8/£6

DOUBLE POINTS: K & MOTEL by Rosie Kay Dance Company (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Oct 20, 7.30pm
Two athletic and intelligent dance duets from Best Independent Company (National Dance Awards) Rosie Kay Dance Company.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 12+. Parental guidance advised, Motel contains some adult content

CARMEN (ON SCREEN)
Directed by Carlos Saura
Fri Oct 21, 6pm (dinner), 7.45pm (screening)
In celebration of Purbeck Film Festival’s 25th anniversary, come along to our red carpet screening of Carmen, part of Carlos Saura’s Flamenco trilogy. Alongside the film, we’ll be offering a tapas meal at The Terrace café.
Tickets: £6 film only

SUPERCHARGED (TAKE PART)
Half Term Fun for ages 5 to 12
Tue-Thu Oct 25-27, 10am-5pm
Join us for three days of supercharged fun this October Half Term. You’ll take part in the major Street Dance styles, bust some high-energy breakdancing moves and design your own superhuman character.
Tickets: £60, booking essential

THE ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE GHOST by Sophie Nüzel (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Oct 30, 1pm & 4pm
In a locked chest in a dusty attic of a very old castle lives the Little Ghost. At the stroke of midnight each night the Little Ghost wakes up. He haunts the castle, visits the knights as well as his friend the owl. At the stroke of one, he falls asleep in his chest. His greatest wish is to see the world in daylight, just once...
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) | Suitable for 4+ years

THE ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE GHOST PRE-SHOW WORKSHOPS (TAKE PART)
Sun Oct 30, 11.45am & 2.45pm
Dive into the world of the Little Ghost to explore themes of the show.
FREE to ticket holders of The Adventures Of the Little Ghost but booking essential| Suitable for 4-9 years

PDSW INTRODUCES... (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Nov 03, 7.30pm
Burnt Norton by Richard Chappell Dance takes T.S Eliot's eponymous poem as the point of departure for a gripping and electrifying blend of contemporary dance, classical ballet, capoeira and improvisation.
Heather Walrond Company presents The Rising, a highly-charged exploration of what makes people feel alive, accompanied by live music from Will McNicol and Luke Selby.
Free Three present Practice number 21, an improvised conversation in movement and sound.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6

THE BRIGHT STREAM (RECORDED) (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Sun Nov 06, 3pm
During harvest festival on a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend, Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening …
Tickets: £10/£8/£6

2 + 1 by Tara Pilbrow (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Nov 13, 1pm & 4pm
Becoming a parent is a profound shift in our identity, lifestyle, routine and perception, a period of intense highs and lows. Performers Amir Giles and Tara Pilbrow will have you laughing out loud as they navigate the fatigue, confusion, and moments of complete hysteria hand in hand.
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) Suitable for 3+ months and especially their parents!

RUN by 2Faced Dance Company (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Nov 17, 7.30pm
RUN explores the darker side of humanity through an explosion of movement, theatre, music and design.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 11+

OUR MIGHTY GROOVE by Uchenna Dance (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Dec 01, 7.30pm
Set within a New York underground night club and using a blend of club styles House, Waacking and Vogue, fused with African and Contemporary Dance, Our Mighty Groove is the theatre clubbing experience that empowers you to let go and LIVE YOUR LIFE on the dance floor!
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6

THE COLOUR OF ME by Wriggle Dance Theatre (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Dec 04, 11am & 3pm
Come and experience the beautiful rainbow of emotions that lives inside each and every one of us.
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) | Suitable for 3-7 years and their families

AUTUMN REVUE (TAKE PART)
Sun Dec 11, 6pm
With 45 weekly dance classes, the Revue celebrates all of the fun, laughter and hard work that happens here in our dance studios throughout the Autumn class term. Join us for an entertaining evening of dance performances from PDSW classes, companies and visiting artists.
Tickets: £6

THE NUTCRACKER (RECORDED) (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sun Dec 18, 3pm
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll is transformed into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King, whose army is threatening Marie.
Tickets: £10/£8/£6

To book please call 01202 203630

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