ER Dance

East Riding Youth Dance Platform

The East Riding Youth Dance Platform returns taking over Bridlington Spa with an evening of vibrant dance, choreographed and created by groups of the 12 week Youth Dance programme. Local Dance artists work with groups based in Beverley, Bridlington, Goole, Hornsea, Withernsea and Pocklington, all devising an exciting array of dance pieces.

We are especially proud to be working with professional dance artists: Toni-Amanda Wharram, Laura Bulless, Becky Kirby, Samantha Rogerson, Alexandra Doe, Kelly Ann Smith, Carla Morrill, Caroline Smalley and Dawn Holgate who bring with them years of dance experience and are passing this on to our young people.
East Riding Youth Dance County Company will also be performing the piece they performed at FRESH in April, along with a new piece of work.

The Platform is also pleased to welcome invited guests DAZL Youth Dance from Leeds who will be performing their own creative pieces.

The event promises to be an exciting and stimulating evening of community youth dance.

ROSETTA

Hull Dance Choreographic Prize winners from 2017 Ed and Živilė return after an international tour to present their work, Rosetta. An exploration of digital technology and experimental movement, the performance explores the conflict between mind and body as we journey through the fundamental aspects of communication.

LUMI – IN THE HEART OF LIGHT

For babies aged 0-12 months and their families. By choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander and Šeiko dance company dancers.

For more information about this event please www.hulldance.com

The audience is invited to wander and explore luminous objects, to move with the dancers and give free rein to their curiosity. Stay for a long time or a short time. Pop in pop out.

This is an international collaboration between Lithuanian Seiko Dance Company and Swedish based choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander.

 

I WISH TO BE THE BLOSSOM A FERN

A rare chance to see this flagship Lithuanian company led by Birutė Letukaitė. Don’t miss their first ever UK performance, it is a specially created dance piece featuring dancers from many different countries. The piece explores the close dynamic between humans and nature, and that as part of our quest to reconnect with the natural world we need to get back to our roots.

KAYA

KAYA explores the human experiences of displacement, drawing on the strength and resilience of those searching for a new community. Brighton based choreographer Ceyda Tanc creates dynamic dance fusing her Turkish heritage with modern British culture and challenging gender stereotypes using the virtuoso movement of male Turkish dances for her all female company.

BIRDS

Birds is inspired by the Aristophanes’ play, a comedy, where all the world’s birds create a new city in the sky. Lithuania’s dance theatre company Okarukas bring their unique style of contemporary dance enriched by butoh and create an exciting site-specific work in Hull.

ONE LAST DANCE

An Chéad Damhsa – Drop In Performance

One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa is a perambulating dance between Guildford (Rita’s home in the UK as an Erasmus student in 1994) and Cloughjordan (the rural Irish village where she moved post-Brexit). On her journey, Rita walked, danced and stayed with other EU citizens including some from Hull. In this drop-in event, Rita shares the stories of her collaborators and the dances they made together.

Transgression 2019

Hull’s only Contemporary Dance Festival -Transgressions is back!

Leading companies from Lithuania join UK based dance artists for a weekend of performances in unusual spaces.

Developed in partnership with the Lithuanian Culture Institute, Transgressions asks the questions; how do people with dual-cultural heritage or, who are newly arrived in a country, use dance to find their identity as individuals and artists?

A mixture of free and paid dance events taking place across the City

10 May SMUDGE 66-68 Humber Street

11 May ONE LAST DANCE 66-68 Humber Street

11 May BIRDS George Street Car Park

11 May WORKSHOP 66-68 Humber Street

11 May KAYA Trinity Market Hall

11 May GOOF-OFF Hull New Theatre Lounge Bar

11 May I WISH TO BE THE BLOSSOM A FERN Ferens Studio

12 May WORKSHOP State of the Arts Academy Studio High Street

12 May LUMI – IN THE HEART OF LIGHT

12 May ROSETTA 66-68 Humber Street

We want people to watch dance, talk dance, love dance.

HERE COMES THE BOYS

Watch Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, giants of the ballroom and Latin world, battle it out on the dance floor when they visit the Bonus Arena, Hull on 17th July 2019.

They are here to impress, willing us to cheer them on, as they go head to head in a dance-off! Battling each other every night, in Latin, Ballroom, commercial and contemporary! They need you to decide who the champion is.

DJ’s will select the tracks, and spin the decks, whilst the boys will show you why they are the true heavyweights of dance.

HERE COME THE BOYS

Watch Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, giants of the ballroom and Latin world, battle it out on the dance floor when they visit the Bonus Arena, Hull.

They are here to impress, willing us to cheer them on, as they go head to head in a dance-off! Battling each other every night, in Latin, Ballroom, commercial and contemporary! They need you to decide who the champion is.

DJ’s will select the tracks, and spin the decks, whilst the boys will show you why they are the true heavyweights of dance.

SWINGING AT THE COTTON CLUB

FEATURING THE LINDY HOP DANCE COMPANY
THE HARRY STRUTTERS HOT RHYTHM ORCHESTRA

Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, ‘The Cotton Club’!

‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club – New York’s most celebrated nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s.

Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines.

In this show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company, alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.

HERE COME THE GIRLS

An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners. The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!

Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour.

This is one show not to miss! There is a meet and greet opportunity pre show to meet the Pro dancers, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one of these

Face In / Let’s Talk About Dis – Candoco Dance Company

IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme:

The renowned company of disabled and non-disabled dancers continue to offer profound, boundary-pushing experiences in its latest double bill, Face In by Yasmeen Godder and Let’s Talk About Disby Hetain Patel.

The performance on Friday 29 March, will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer – Altered Skin

IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme

In a bedazzling mix of comedy, theatre and dance, Shane Shambhu reveals his journey from a ‘fat kid’ in the cultural melting pot of East London to international performer. Told through a fresh and captivating blend of comedy, impeccable characterisations and mesmerising dance, he rips up ideas of race, language and culture, re-imagining them to leave you with gestures of hope.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.

Ladylike – Ella Mesma

IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme:

Are you a chicken or are you a heroine? In the wake of #MeToo comes a funny and furious show from Ella Mesma Company.

Fusing dynamic hip hop with the tempestuous and sexually charged Rumba, Ladylike is a new piece of dance theatre which takes a fierce, frank and funny look at the potential and the limitations of gender roles in today’s society.

Based on interviews with young women and female hip hop and Latin dancers, Ella Mesma Company has created a new ritual for women to explore pleasure, consent, and gender roles – purging cliches and celebrating sisterhood.

Fat Blokes – Scottee

A sort of dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public, Fat Blokes uncovers why fat men are never sexy but are always funny, always the ‘before’ but never the ‘after’ shot.

The show is made in collaboration with Lea Anderson and four fat blokes who’ve never done this sort of thing before. Prepare yourself for a show about pent up aggression, riot grrrl and the hokey cokey.

In 2016, Scottee was included in The Independent’s Rainbow List as one of Britain’s most influential LGBTQI+ people.

“Angry, lovable and tender show… an act of theatrical consciousness-raising” – The Guardian

Fat Blokes is supported using funding from Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and Home, Manchester.

Age recommendation: 18+
Haze and flashing lights (not strobe) are used during the performance. There is partial nudity in the show.