Dance: Sampled is bite-sized introduction to all that dance has to offer

Dance: Sampled
A bite-sized introduction to all that dance has to offer.

At The Lowry Fri 24 – Sat 25 February

A showcase that brings together breath-taking acrobatics, scandalous ballet and flamboyant flamenco, Dance: Sampled brings dance fans of all genres into the same world for one evening.

Following its London run, dance taster festival Dance: Sampled will tour to The Lowry on Fri 24 and Sat 25 February 2017 as part of The Movement, a new producing partnership between The Lowry, Sadler’s Wells and Birmingham Hippodrome.

In a single evening Dance: Sampled showcases a wide variety of world-class dance, from classical ballet to hip hop, contemporary and tango. The bite-sized excerpts give audiences a chance to experience a broad range of dance at affordable prices, with tickets available for just £15. Alongside the performances audience members can also participate in an array of workshops and foyer activities across the two days.

The 2017 festival includes work from dotdotdot dance, a new company of three young British flamenco dancers. The group all trained in different dance styles prior to dedicating themselves to Flamenco in it’s native land, Spain. They had been performing in prestigious venues across Spain as solo dancers before joining forces in 2014 to create their first full length original production. dotdotdot dance aims to make work which explores how flamenco can be expressed in a contemporary context, acknowledging the intertwining of cultures that shape our lives.

Former Argentinian world champion tango dancers Claudio Gonzalezand Julia Urruty will bring the passion and sensuality of Argentina in a breathtakingly stunning and passionate tango.

Acosta Danza, a dance company founded by international dance iconCarlos Acosta following his exceptional career as a ballet star, will perform Faun – a sensual reimagining by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui of Nijinsky’s ballet.

Carlos Pons Guerra will present work inspired by Jean Genet’s provocative play, ‘The Maids’, and performed by Northern Ballet dancers. This dark comedic ballet, titled Paradis, toys with gender and performance as it delves into the darker side of femininity and power.

Before presenting the show in its entirety at The Lowry in May 2017Northern Ballet will perform an extract from Casanova, choreographed by Kenneth Tindall. Tindall was nominated for Best Classical Choreography and the Emerging Artist Award at the 2015 National Dance Awards. The production features a new score from composer Kerry Muzzey and set & costume design by Christopher Oram. The work tells the sensational story of the infamous Italian adventurer in a seductive masquerade of passion and politics. Dance: Sampled will offer audiences a first glimpse at this major new production prior to the start of its UK tour.

Winner of the BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2015 Connor Scott has received national recognition as a bright new talent in choreography. As part of Dance: Sampled, Connor will present an original piece of work exploring loneliness, nostalgia and joy.

The Ruggeds, a well-recognised name in the b-boy game and 2015 World Champions, will bring Adrenaline to the Lyric stage. A performance filled with acrobatics, risks, music and energy as they push their physical limits and unlock our adrenaline.
Completing the bill is Shobana Jeyasingh Dance performing an extract from Bayadère – The Ninth Life, a dance theatre work commissioned by the Royal Ballet Studio Programme in 2015 and inspired by French choreographer Marius Petipa’s ballet La Bayadère.
Sampled is presented as part of The Movement, a dance producing partnership between Birmingham Hippodrome, The Lowry and Sadler’s Wells. Supported by Arts Council England. The Movement aims to nurture talent and bring large scale dance productions to even wider audiences.

Listings Info
Dance: Sampled
The Lowry, Salford
Fri 24– Sat 25 February 2017
Tickets: £15 (Including booking fees)
Box office: 0843 208 6000