Leap Day Dancing is a special programme of works by Oxford artists featuring dance, live music and film to join Dancin’ Oxford’s tenth anniversary celebrations.  Guest performers will include Crossover Intergenerational Dance, Joelle Pappas Projects and Jos Baker presenting the UK premiere of his new solo Of No Fixed Abode.  Full programme:

Allan Hutson with his solo performance Am I Real! which takes the Idea of objects having a soul from the ballet Petrushka.  Left on the shelf in the toy shop, a lonesome figure is destining to venture out and explore the beauty life has to offer.

Taut from Cecilia Macfarlane’s Crossover Intergenerational Dance, explores architectural forms and archetypal relationships between generations. Inspiration is taken from the live music of the cello, the sounds that emerge as the strings meet is echoed in the dance.

Jos Baker presents the UK premiere of his new solo Of No Fixed Abode –  a man travels the world alone; searching for acceptance, recognition and a place to call his own. He carries his life on his back as a radio, which provides his only companionship.

Inappropriate Behaviour is a dance film by Sonia York-Pryce featuring Susie Crow and shown to acclaim as an installation in Australia in  2015.  Susie was one of eight participating dancers drawn from the UK and Australia.  Sonia subsequently won the Gold Medal in the first ever Joie de Vivre Dance Film Competition here in the UK for her composite film drawn from their improvisations.

Joëlle Pappas’ Mother is a multi-media piece where dance and film are engaged in an intense dialogue. In the face of adversity, destruction and devastation, a woman battles through her memories and emotions to give new meaning to the Present.

Rain by Paulette Mae is an extract taken from ‘The Water Scenarios’ – a new project currently being created, collaging a mesh of voices with things to say about the weather and demonstrates the interface of dance with live text, song, sound art and visual art.

Date:  Monday 29th February 7.30pm

Venue:  Arts at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ

Tickets:  You can also buy tickets over the phone 01865 305305, or in person at the Oxford Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street or online here

 

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