HATCH & SCRATCH (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Sat Sep 17, 7.30pm
Pioneered by Battersea Arts Centre, “scratching” is presenting new performance in development to an audience to receive feedback. We have invited three of the dance companies we are supporting to present their work in progress:
Mischief Company’s new work RED is a twisted adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood.
James Finnemore’s Bloom (extract) is loosely based on Jeff VanderMeer’s The Southern Reach Trilogy.
Felicity Kerr’s abstract work explores J.S. Bach’s Fugue in C minor from The Well-Tempered Clavichord.
FAGIN’S TWIST by Avant Garde Dance Company (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu & Fri Sep 22 & 23, 7.30pm
See Dickens’ Oliver Twist in a new light as Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance flips your expectations of five familiar characters, with their unmatched contemporary hip hop style.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 8+
THE NODINES by Rick Nodine & Simonetta Alessandri (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Sep 25, 1pm & 3.30pm
The Nodines are a family of dancers. Rick (dad), Simonetta (mum) and Stella (daughter) share moments of familiarity, trust and mischief with the audience and ask “what is physically possible?”
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) | Suitable for 3+ years and all their family
CREATIVE CAREERS FAIR (TAKE PART)
Tue 27 Sept, 9.30am-2.30pm
Listen to talks, take part in workshops, and ask questions about what it’s really like to work in the dance industry. Students, teachers and parents all welcome to attend.
LEVIATHAN by James Wilton Dance (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu & Fri Oct 6 & 7, 7.30pm (Thu) & 8pm (Fri)
Multi award-winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s groundbreaking novel, Moby Dick. Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew is drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.
JOIE DE VIVRE (TAKE PART)
Platform of Companies of Mature Dancers
Sun Oct 09, 2.30pm-4pm (open workshop), 5pm–6.15pm (performance)
Aimed at over 50s with or without any previous dance experience, this class will give you a taster of some of the classes available at PDSW.
Around the building, you will be able to look at a photographic exhibition and watch our winning short dance films.
We are delighted to be hosting companies such as YAMA Dance from the South West and guests Company of Elders (Sadler’s Wells), PRIME (Scotland) and solo artist Patricia Glynn (Ireland).
Tickets: £15 ( workshop + performance) / £10 performance only
GETTING OUT OF THE BOX by Karla Shacklock Company (TAKE PART)
Mon, 10 Oct, 1pm
Join Karla Shacklock for an afternoon of talking, reflecting and listening and thinking about how to survive as an artist.
THE GOLDEN AGE (LIVE) (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Sun Oct 16, 4pm
In a seaside town where business and the Mafia are flourishing, the Golden Age cabaret is the favourite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revellers. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but she is also the friend of a local gangster …
DOUBLE POINTS: K & MOTEL by Rosie Kay Dance Company (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Oct 20, 7.30pm
Two athletic and intelligent dance duets from Best Independent Company (National Dance Awards) Rosie Kay Dance Company.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 12+. Parental guidance advised, Motel contains some adult content
CARMEN (ON SCREEN)
Directed by Carlos Saura
Fri Oct 21, 6pm (dinner), 7.45pm (screening)
In celebration of Purbeck Film Festival’s 25th anniversary, come along to our red carpet screening of Carmen, part of Carlos Saura’s Flamenco trilogy. Alongside the film, we’ll be offering a tapas meal at The Terrace café.
Tickets: £6 film only
SUPERCHARGED (TAKE PART)
Half Term Fun for ages 5 to 12
Tue-Thu Oct 25-27, 10am-5pm
Join us for three days of supercharged fun this October Half Term. You’ll take part in the major Street Dance styles, bust some high-energy breakdancing moves and design your own superhuman character.
Tickets: £60, booking essential
THE ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE GHOST by Sophie Nüzel (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Oct 30, 1pm & 4pm
In a locked chest in a dusty attic of a very old castle lives the Little Ghost. At the stroke of midnight each night the Little Ghost wakes up. He haunts the castle, visits the knights as well as his friend the owl. At the stroke of one, he falls asleep in his chest. His greatest wish is to see the world in daylight, just once…
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) | Suitable for 4+ years
THE ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE GHOST PRE-SHOW WORKSHOPS (TAKE PART)
Sun Oct 30, 11.45am & 2.45pm
Dive into the world of the Little Ghost to explore themes of the show.
FREE to ticket holders of The Adventures Of the Little Ghost but booking essential| Suitable for 4-9 years
PDSW INTRODUCES… (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Nov 03, 7.30pm
Burnt Norton by Richard Chappell Dance takes T.S Eliot’s eponymous poem as the point of departure for a gripping and electrifying blend of contemporary dance, classical ballet, capoeira and improvisation.
Heather Walrond Company presents The Rising, a highly-charged exploration of what makes people feel alive, accompanied by live music from Will McNicol and Luke Selby.
Free Three present Practice number 21, an improvised conversation in movement and sound.
THE BRIGHT STREAM (RECORDED) (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Sun Nov 06, 3pm
During harvest festival on a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend, Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening …
2 + 1 by Tara Pilbrow (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Nov 13, 1pm & 4pm
Becoming a parent is a profound shift in our identity, lifestyle, routine and perception, a period of intense highs and lows. Performers Amir Giles and Tara Pilbrow will have you laughing out loud as they navigate the fatigue, confusion, and moments of complete hysteria hand in hand.
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) Suitable for 3+ months and especially their parents!
RUN by 2Faced Dance Company (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Nov 17, 7.30pm
RUN explores the darker side of humanity through an explosion of movement, theatre, music and design.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 11+
OUR MIGHTY GROOVE by Uchenna Dance (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu Dec 01, 7.30pm
Set within a New York underground night club and using a blend of club styles House, Waacking and Vogue, fused with African and Contemporary Dance, Our Mighty Groove is the theatre clubbing experience that empowers you to let go and LIVE YOUR LIFE on the dance floor!
THE COLOUR OF ME by Wriggle Dance Theatre (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun Dec 04, 11am & 3pm
Come and experience the beautiful rainbow of emotions that lives inside each and every one of us.
Tickets: £6 (under 2s free) | Suitable for 3-7 years and their families
AUTUMN REVUE (TAKE PART)
Sun Dec 11, 6pm
With 45 weekly dance classes, the Revue celebrates all of the fun, laughter and hard work that happens here in our dance studios throughout the Autumn class term. Join us for an entertaining evening of dance performances from PDSW classes, companies and visiting artists.
THE NUTCRACKER (RECORDED) (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sun Dec 18, 3pm
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll is transformed into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King, whose army is threatening Marie.
To book, please call 01202 203630 or visit www.pdsw.org.uk