Are you ready for a season of fresh dance by young and hip UK based choreographers whose work is “confident, idiosyncratic and unconfined by technical dogma”?
Quite, but if we run this through the arts bullshit translator we estimate it means there will be bold new dance stuff that’s quirky, funky, artistically interesting, will make you think and be top notch although possibly a bit odd. Fundamentally, it will involve people moving about on a stage but beyond that, who knows what’s going to happen. The line up reads like the brat pack of new contemporary dance however so it really should be worth a look.
Here are the numbers you need to know: “Spring Loaded” runs from 13 April – 19 May with 12 different shows over 21 nights and involves 26 choreographers. Tickets cost between £5-15 (a steal!)
- The Dog Kennel Hill Project (11-12 May): “Man or Fish” has to be seen to be believed. Really.
- Mark Bruce Company (18-19 May): everything we’ve seen from this man so far has been the moving embodiment of sex on a rock ‘n’ roll stick so just do it.
It’s all happening at The Place which is one of the coolest places to see dance in London being an unthreatening, cosy gaff just opposite Euston with unreserved seating (unlucky you if you get the broken seats in rows 4 and 5) a friendly bar and a happy café in the basement.
For more information and to book tickets visit The Place website.
Image of Mark Bruce Company’s "Sea of Bones" courtesy of The Place