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Dance Along the South Coast

This spring four regional venues along the south coast have joined forces to allow you to see more high-quality professional dance.

By offering an exciting range of linked performances Dance Along the South Coast provides audiences with the opportunity to see more bold contemporary dance this season at The Point, Eastleigh, Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth and Lighthouse, Poole.

The scheme includes the choice of eight shows across the four venues; if you purchase a full price ticket from the selected shows you will be able to buy half-price tickets for a selected show at any of the other three venues. This is a fantastic chance to see more exceptional live dance; choosing from a programme of work that offers aerial and dance fusions to thought-provoking narratives of the modern world in which we live.

The full price performances and their locations are all listed below with everything you need to know about the shows. 

Kicking off the series is Neon Dance with Empathy, Thursday 25th February, 7.30pm at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth. The show explores why, how, and what makes us empathise with others through dance, theatre, spectacular lighting and bold sound design. Tickets are £12.

The Lighthouse, Poole showcase Motionhouse’s Broken, Thursday 10th March, 7.45pm. Suitable for all of the family, this performance is a startling array of acrobatic work with digital imagery and ground-breaking set design. Described as “… gut busting choreography” by The Times, Broken is one not to miss. Tickets are £16.

The Mayflower Theatre welcomes the box office-smashing Sleeping Beauty. Created by acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne in association with New Adventures, the gothic romance can be seen at the Mayflower Theatre, Tuesday 15th March, 7.30pm. Tickets are £19-£39.

Richard Alston Dance Company bring a night of contemporary dance curated especially for the intimate setting of The Point, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March, 7.30pm. The evening is a programme of new and classic work with dancers Liam Riddick, Vidya Patel and many more with the show introduced by acclaimed artist Richard Alston. Tickets are £18.

If you purchase a ticket for any of the four full price shows you can choose a half price show at any of the other three venues. The productions are listed below:

The Point begin their spring season with Joli Vyann and their world premiere of Imbalance. This is an exclusive opportunity to see this new work first on Thursday 21st January, 7.30pm. Love, Actually choreographer Jonathan Lunn has choreographed the piece which explores the modern world via our use of contemporary technology. Half price tickets are £7.

Pavilion Dance are playing host to Tentacle Tribe and Karol Cysewski as they present the fantastically original double bill Pixelated Squid & The Universe on Thursday 18th February, 7.30pm. Emmanuelle Le Phan and Elon Hoglund make up Tentacle Tribe and perform their creature-inspired piece Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid. Karol Cysewski follows this with Wonders of the Universe, an interpretation of the titular documentary. With a voice-over from the legendary Brian Cox, the show explores the origins of the universe. Half price tickets are £6.

For something completely different, check out the co-production from Sadler’s Wells and ZooNation, Into the Hoods: Remixed, Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th March, 7.30pm at Mayflower Theatre. Originally premiered on the West End in 2008, the narrative follows two lost children as they attempt to find coveted items in the ‘Ruff Endz Estate’. Directed by Katie Prince here, the production has fresh choreography, a remixed soundtrack and visually arresting designs that will leave a lasting impression. Half price tickets are £12.50.

Closing the offer is Kaash from world-renowned choreographer Akram Khan on Wednesday 13th April, 7.45pm. Akram Khan Company will perform at the Lighthouse, Poole. Winner of The Critics’ Circle’s National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography in 2002 Kaash melts Kathak and contemporary dance to focus on physicality and precision in the art form. The show features an ensemble of five international dancers. Half price tickets are £8.

To take advantage of the Dance Along the South Coast ticket offer in association with the Mayflower Theatre, The Point, Eastleigh, the Lighthouse, Poole and Pavilion Dance South West, purchase a ticket at full-price at the venue of your choice and you will be able to buy a half-price ticket to see dance at any one of the other three venues for further information.

For further information and to book please visit www.pdsw.org.uk/DASC2016 or phone the box office on 01202 203630. 

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