Setting their sights on village halls and other small rural venues across the UK often unreached by touring theatre and especially dance, this Autumn b group, The Hiccup Project and Keira Martin are
It’s all supported by the National Rural Touring Forum’s (NRTF) three-year dance focused scheme, which served up its first ‘menu’ of work to regional touring schemes in 2016.
Point of Echoes by bgroup is the first new work commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, especially for the rural touring circuit. Set on an unnamed lighthouse, at an unknown time, somewhere on the coast of England, Point of Echoes is created by renowned UK choreographer Ben Wright and musician and writer Stuart Warwick.
Brighton-based dance theatre duo The Hiccup Project bring its multi-award winning May-We-Go-Round to Cornwall, an honest, funny and provocative ride on the merry-go-round of romance, taking audiences along for the bittersweet ride.
Choreographed by Keira Martin and directed by Charlotte Vincent, Here Comes Trouble draws on social and cultural influences from Yorkshire, Ireland and Jamaica, rhythmically weaving together traditional music, authentic song and moving, gutsy Irish and Contemporary dance. Heading to the East Ridings of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cornwall, Martin will share hard hitting and heart-warming chapters of her life, revealing her heritage, her strength and her vulnerability.
Speaking about the tours, Claire Smith, Project Manager of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative said “We are delighted with the response to performances that have happened with the First Menu companies – companies and audiences seemed thrilled at the unique opportunity this project is offering.”
We are more than excited to continue our partnership with the Dance Initiative, which has allowed us to bring some brilliant new dance work to audiences and participants from Cornwall over the last year! Let’s get Cornwall dancing! This lovely video explains the whole thing, and gives you a warm feeling inside!