Moving Moments

Ready to move, express yourself through your body, share your experiences of 2017?

Moving Moments is part of the event series ‘The Conversation Continues,’ which derives from the research project ‘Gendering Cities of Culture’ situated within the GRACE Project.

Remembering Fred

We are thrilled to announce that the hit show Remembering Fred will be heading to our venue in 2018!

Next year Aljaz and Janette are bringing the show to us with new songs, new dances and a new look!

Come and see this great tribute show to Fred Astaire.

The Feel Good Fest

Feel Good Fest promotes well being and diversionary activities, offering new ways of thinking and tasters of new activities not considered before as an alternative to socialising with alcohol and improve mental health.

The event will host a wide range of activities including yoga, street art, meditation, dance massage and even a family FAVE (family rave), and is completely free to attend.

Sponge

Sponge

Big Imaginations and Turned On Its Head present Sponge.

Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through the squishiest, squashiest show for babies, young children and their grown-ups!

Sponge is a soft, bouncy adventure through playtime and dreamtime set to a funky 1970s soundtrack, including disco favourites The Hustle and Car Wash.

Follow a dad and daughter as they take you on a journey through springy environments, fascinating in shape, texture and touch.

You also get to meet the leggy character Splegs, who needs a bit of help walking.

Suitable for ages 4 months to under 4s and their grown-ups.

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals

With Strictly fever about to hit new heights, as the 16th series of the smash hit award-winning BBC One show returns to Saturday and Sunday night TV, fans will be delighted to hear the line-up of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals has now been released.

The show visits the Bonus Arena, Hull on 19 May 2019 and tickets are on sale now.

Starring 10 of the hugely popular and much-loved professional dancers from the Strictly Come Dancing television series, the 35 date tour kicks off at Salford’s Lowry Theatre on 3 May next year and will then dance its way around the country culminating at the Sunderland Empire on 2 June.

The exciting line-up of magnificent dancers and Strictly TV favourites performing on the tour are: reigning Strictly champion Katya Jones; 2017 semi-finalist AJ Pritchard; two-time Strictly finalist Giovanni Pernice; 2016 Strictly finalist Oti Mabuse; Australian Open Champion Dianne Buswell; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Clifton; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; three time Strictly semi-finalist Pasha Kovalev and 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez.

Audiences nationwide will enjoy the incredible talent of these multi award-winning world-class dancers as they perform stunningly choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines in exquisite costumes, with all the glitz, glamour, sequins and sparkle of the TV show – live on stage.

Direct from BBC One’s award-winning prime time TV show Strictly Come Dancing, this glamorous production will bring together some of our much-loved Strictly professional dancers as they take to the stage to dazzle with their dance prowess.

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta was developed in Hull, England and Vilnius, Lithuania. It is a collaboration between movement artist Zivilė Virkutytėn and digital artist Ed Grimoldby.

This solo movement performance is illuminated through cutting edge live motion tracking projection. Through the use of movement and technology a deeply introspective narrative is explored which traces the development of communication. It is an unrelenting sensory experience.

The performance was initially produced by Art’s Printing House Vilnius Lithuania and has been awarded by the Judges Professional Award Hull Dance Award 2017.

Movement and Choreography — Zivilė Virkutytėn
Projection Design — Ed Grimoldby
Music — Jūra Elena , Andrius Šiurys

This won the prize due to originality of physical vocabulary, form, genuine partnership with technology and theatrical charisma of the solo and performer. I loved the purity and the physicality of the choreography. It was fresh, and had a great balance of being challenging and arresting as well as very beautiful.” — Liv Lorent

Really brilliant unnerving and other worldly piece from Ed Grimoldby and Zivilė Virkutytėn last night at HullDancePrize. It felt like Stranger Things meets David Lynch meets dance. Captivating to watch.” — Yorkshire Dance

This performance contains flashing lights and loud music.