Dance treats from the National Rural Touring Dance Initiative sees returning favourites and new offerings
Bringing new dance shows to village halls and other rural venues across the UK often unreached by touring arts companies, the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI) is serving up a feast of performances in Spring 2018, and Lancashire is lucky enough to receive three shows this March.
Spot On Rural Touring will be hosting three incredible dance companies in three very different locations this March:
The Little Love Cabaret by Spiltmilk is a scrapbook of real-life love stories from contributors aged 2 – 93 from across the country. Somewhere between a sketch show, dance performance, confessional, and a gushing love letter, Spiltmilk Dance rejoice in all things that make life brilliant.
Point of Echoes by bgroup is the first new work commissioned by the RTDI, 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.
May Contain Food, May Contain You by Luca Silvestrini’s Protein is a witty dance and music production encouraging audiences to bring their own locally produced food to the theatre and consider the sensory, cultural and social implications of food.
Speaking about the tours, Claire Smith, Project Manager of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative said, “We have been delighted with the response to our fabulous cohort of companies in this our 2nd RTDI Menu – companies new to Rural Touring and those returning for a second time are very excited by the reaction of audiences. We have seen audiences new to dance returning to see more – they liked it so much first time round!”
The dance performances form part of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring, taking professional arts events to village halls and libraries across the county. Speaking ahead of the dance performances, Spot On’s Lyndsey Wilson said: “To have the opportunity to bring such a high calibre of contemporary dance to rural venues in Lancashire is a real honour. Each show is so incredibly different, and each venue has chosen their show with such care and consideration. I know our venue hosts are really passionate about bringing a fantastic night out to their local audiences and the companies are really excited to perform in these unique spaces.”
The Little Love Cabaret by Spiltmilk
Fraser Hall, Cowan Bridge, LA6 2HS
Saturday 3 March – 7:30pm
Tickets are £9 Adult / £6 Under 18, students and disabled / £28 Family
Purchase tickets in person from Cowan Bridge Stores, Kirkby Lonsdale Tourist Information Office, text the box office on 07738 291734 or book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/450540
Friday 9 March – 7:30pm
Tickets are £10 each / £8 Students (up to age 26) *
*Student tickets available for purchase at the Box Office with production of Valid Student ID.
May Contain Food, May Contain You by Luca Silvestrini’s Protein
Whitechapel Village Hall, Preston, PR3 2EP
Saturday 10 March – 7:30pm
Tickets are £8.50 each
Call 01995 640504 / 01772 865750 to purchase tickets or book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/450208
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