Balbir Singh Dance Company will perform three entirely different shows in three Lancashire venues over four days this autumn.
The three groundbreaking performances, “Taming The Kung Fu Dragon”, “Venetian Ballroom” and “Painting The Indian Gods”, all blend a variety of art forms and feature as double-bills.
The shows are part of Dance Across the North, led by Blaize, which will see over 10,000 people across the North of England experience world-class dance and music within their local communities.
“Taming The Kung Fu Dragon”, a show that combines contemporary dance with the martial arts tradition, will be performed at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham St. Annes on Wednesday 5 October at 7.30pm.
Tickets for the show, which is a double-bill that includes classical Indian dance in the first half, can be purchased directly from the venue by calling 01253 794221.
“Venetian Ballroom” is set in the heydays of Venice, with sumptuous gowns, masks and live music accompanying Venetian Ballroom dances that set the backdrop of a woman’s coming of age story.
The show, another double-bill featuring a concert from world renowned saxophonist Jesse Bannister, will be performed at The Rainhall Centre in Barnoldswick on Friday 7 October at 7pm. There will also be a free workshop, open to all, at 6pm ahead of the live performance. Tickets for the show can be booked by calling 01282 345200.
“Painting The Indian Gods” is a stunning visual and aural depiction of Indian Gods, brought to life by a storyteller, musicians and an artist painting live on stage. The show, that also includes classical Indian music in the second half, will visit The Bureau in Blackburn on Sunday 9 October at 6pm. Tickets can be booked by calling 07845 964802.
The three shows form part of Spot On Lancashire’s autumn season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.
Speaking ahead of the performances, Spot On’s Sue Robinson said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring these three completely different but equally brilliant pieces of dance work to Lancashire. Balbir Singh is held in extremely high regard and the way in which all three of these shows merge various art forms from dance and live music, to martial arts and even painting, mean that they will appeal to a wide range of people. We’re expecting all the shows to be very popular and would strongly advise booking in advance. We’re in for three special nights across Lancashire!”