Norwegian dance heading to Slaidburn

A Norwegian dance company will perform in Slaidburn for one night only this October.

Panta Rei Dance Theatre will bring their show “I Wish Her Well” to Slaidburn Village Hall on Friday 7 October at 7.30pm. Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages eight and above, can be booked by calling 01254 660360 and will be sold on a “pay what you thought it was worth” basis.

“I Wish Her Well” is an intricate performance, combining storytelling, high tempo energy and an evocative sound score by British composer, Nathaniel Reed, that infuses the performance with melody and atmosphere. It is a captivating production that seeks to move and engage its audience.

Act one is based on the stories of four women who are closely related to the dancers. Act two is based on the diaries of a 16 year-old girl. She is now an 85 year-old woman who generously shared her thoughts and experiences with the choreographers and dancers.

The performance has toured to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

This show comes to you as part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative – a strategic touring project funded by Arts Council England, delivered by the National Rural Touring Forum, The Place, Take Art and China Plate.

Speaking ahead of the show, Panta Rei’s Silje Bævre Lian said:

“We are really looking forward to bringing “I Wish Her Well” to Lancashire, which is a new place for us to tour. Touring rurally in England is one of our favorite ways of touring as we get to meet the audience close up and talk to them. We hope we can bring in both grandparents and grandchildren and everyone in between to this performance, as it tells the simple stories of people’s everyday lives that are universally meaningful, but nonetheless remain invisible when official history is written.”

The show forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s autumn season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.

For more information about the show or to see the full Spot On season programme, visit our what’s on page, call Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or email