Friday, 30 September 2011

Pioneering male dance company returns to Birmingham

This autumn, one of the UK’s leading male dance companies returns to Birmingham with a darkly explosive triple bill as part of DanceXchange’s (dx) tenth anniversary season.

2Faced Dance are one of the UK’s most pioneering male dance companies and produce work that fuses athletic contemporary dance with elements of hip-hop. With a reputation for creating cutting edge work, the company will be performing In the Dust, a triple bill of break-infused contemporary dance. Th explosive triple bill features work from critically acclaimed choreographer Tom Dale, Place Prize finalist Freddie Opoku-Addaie and 2Faced Artistic Director and DanceXchange Associate Artist, Tasmin Fitzgerald, and explores themes of decay and destruction.

David Massingham, DanceXchange Artistic Director comments: “2Faced Dance Company has become renowned for pushing the boundaries of physical performance and creating work that is bold, adrenaline fuelled and inspiring. Their performances often have an electrifying vibe which not only captivates the audience but also leaves them itching to jump up and start dancing.”

In the Dust is part of a special tenth anniversary season for dx, celebrating a successful decade based at Birmingham Hippodrome. In the last ten years, dx has supported the production of over 50 major touring works including Akram Khan, Jasmin Vardimon and Rafael Bonachela as well as hosting a large number of performances in its studio theatre. The expanded 2011 season will not only showcase some of the best new names in the dance world but also features performances by some of the artists who have worked alongside dx in the last ten years.

To find out more information about dx or to purchase tickets for performances please visit http://www.dancexchange.org.uk/.  

No comments: