IMPROVISED DANCE WILL HAVE YOU ON EDGE OF YOUR SEAT
Quick Shifts (UK) will be staging three shows over the coming months, with the first on Sunday, January 26, which will skilfully evolve as the performances progress.
A desire to develop support for improvisation in Leicester and across the East Midlands saw Embrace Arts collaborate with Dance4, an international dance organisation based in Nottingham, to produce Quick Shifts.
Its international collective of performers delve deep into the art of performance and improvisation to create each unique show which is based on a particular theme.
Paul Russ, chief executive at Dance4, said: “Quick Shifts provides a unique experience for performers and audiences and is a great experience for anyone interested in the performing arts at any level.
“It will be fascinating to see the direction each performance takes and how those taking part and the audiences respond to help shape the theme of future shows.”
The theme for the first performance is ‘Double Take’ which will look at the process of recall, reflection and repetition, exploring how choices we make in one moment might be used to inform the next. It will be hosted by Jo Breslin and Eleanor Walker.
However, the themes for subsequent performances on Sunday, March 16 at 6pm, hosted by Miriam Keye and Sunday, April 13 at 6pm, hosted by Jill Cowley and Marie Fitzpatrick have yet to be decided.
That will be influenced by feedback from performers and the audience as the theme for each event is always determined following a performance.
“These performances will have the audiences on the edge of their seats as they wait to see how they take shape on the night,” Paul Russ added. “They are suitable for anyone and everyone who may be studying dance or exploring improvisation in their own area of performance art.”