- Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April
- The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
- 01524 598500
Presented by Ludus Dance and The Dukes
Ludus Dance and The Dukes present two nights of performance that ‘Big Up’ the diverse and exciting range of high quality dance theatre talent on our very own doorstep.
With an exciting night of fresh, original performance from emerging professional artists and a second night of eclectic, energetic performance from community, school and youth groups across Lancashire and beyond, there’s bound to be something to tickle your fancy.
Technique, raw talent, dance across all forms, dance for camera… these pieces have been selected by a professional panel from Ludus Dance and The Dukes to take you through a journey of inspiration, tears and laughter.
(Concessions £2 off, Supporters receive an additional £1 off)
Chambers Dance Company – F
How fear can impact our life.
Sophie Barrow – Introductions
Nature, individuality and personality of 3 unique people in a collective space.
Ren Melling Dance – Jie Kai unravelling
Exploring energy within dancers kinesphere and projecting this out into the space.
Charlotte Young – Morning. Noon, Night
Daily habits and making the unconscious conscious.
AJ Dance Company – but found gaps inside the places she’d never fully seen
Explores themes from the poem ‘Let me tell the tale’ by Erin Hanson.
Adam John Roberts – Virtual Reality
Influence from the history of mobile phones and emoji language.
Emily Moves with Nana – Memoirs of a Grandchild
Discovering memories, music and objects all associated with the grandchild/grandparent experience.
Becki Parker – Hunting for the Unicorn
We have all heard of them but no one has ever seen one: exploring people’s understanding of autism.
Dope Male Performance Company – Blame Each Other
An exploration into a male’s perspective on how relationships can be affected through shifting the blame.
Edge Hill University – For you, on you, with you
Inspired by a Ted Hughes text and houses a series of rapid meetings and departures where the dancers explore different approaches to these bittersweet moments.
Please note that the performances may contain sensitive themes and are recommended for 14+ years.
Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School
More info to follow.
Movers and Groovers/Maelstrom Theatre – Doing a GRAND JOB!
Inspired by women’s roles in WW2.
About Turn and Chorley Boys – NGOMA
Inspired by African Tribal Culture.
MPower Youth – Mind the Gap H
How your mindset directly affects your life and the power you gain when you fill it with positive thought.
Mannin Youth Dance Company – Smothering Oxygen
The Earth’s Oxygen being smothered by Toxic waste released into the planet’s atmosphere.
Retrospective – Who do we think we are
The piece fuses dance styles and a music medley exploring themes of girl power and empowerment.
Jennifers Dancers – Chapter One
Exploring the history and foundation of different street dance styles.
Beaumont Performers – Rules
Ingleton Youth Dance – Roast Potato, Sweet Potato, Mash & Fries!
Exploring the challenges of finding your fit and building new friendships during transition.
Preston Youth Dance Company – CROWD
Exploring the concept of crowds, those we choose to be and those we don’t.
Stepping Stones School of Dance – Hunger Games
Exploring the outdoor environment.