Dance! All we want to do is dance…
All we want to do is dance… care to join us?
Here at The Grand Theatre, we love putting on all different types of shows. From drama to entertainment, to comedy and pantos, to musicals and dance shows. This post is focusing on our upcoming dance shows so keep reading if you’re a dancer/dance lover because you simply cannot miss these amazing shows…
DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATRE
National Dance Company Wales – Folk
– 19TH SEP TO 20TH SEP
National Dance Company Wales is an award-winning company presenting work by some of the most celebrated international choreographers alongside creations by the hottest new talent from Wales. Now National Dance Company Wales presents a triple bill of astonishing dance to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.
The Triple Bill:
Folk by Caroline Finn
A darkly comic vision of society presented in Finn’s quirky and engaging style. Expressing themes of social relationships, familiar yet surreal scenes come alive to an eclectic and enchanting landscape.
They Seek to Find the Happiness They Seem by Lee Johnston
A heart-wrenching exploration of the separation and disconnection within a relationship, set to music by Max Richter.
Profundis by Roy Assaf
Playful, vibrant and provocative. Roy Assaf’s Profundis uses a haunting and exotic soundtrack along with whimsical wordplay to challenge us to ask questions about what art really means.
– 30TH SEP
Tap Factory is an International hit-show for all the family, featuring urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics. Tap Factory is so much more than a tap show – full of high energy dance, explosive percussion and unbelievable acrobatics, all wrapped up in a fun-filled evening. The stunning live music and choreography is created from the most ordinary of objects by a highly talented, internationally renowned cast of award-winning tap dancers. On stage the show features; 4 pairs of tap shoes, 12 oil barrels, 1 stepladder, 4 trash bins, 1 bucket, 1 toolbox, 1 broom, 12 cans, 4 wood mallets and eight handsome men. Coming soon!
– 17TH TO 21ST OCT
STOMP is returning. And it’s bigger and LOUDER than ever! STOMP, the British theatrical sensation that has become a truly global phenomenon, is an infectious mix of percussion, dance, theatre and comedy with an exhilarating soundtrack inspired by the commotion of everyday life. Eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, bin lids, and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm enjoyed by audiences of all ages the world over. The show was created in Brighton by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas in 1991, previewing at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre and premiering to critical and popular acclaim at the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Fringe…
Vincent and Flavia – Tango Moderno
– 24TH TO 28TH OCT
Tango Moderno is the irresistible hot new stage spectacular from tango superstars Vincent Simoneand Flavia Cacace. Tango is the rhythm of the city, the heat of the streets and the pulse of life, intoxicating the world with its incredible passion and intensity. Dance partners for over two decades, world champions, Strictly Come Dancing favourites and West End stage stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring together their famous tango style with dazzling theatrical flair to give you a Tango for Today. Vincent and Flavia return with their new production, following the incredible successes of Midnight Tango, hailed as ‘a triumph’ by the Daily Telegraph, the ‘utterly unmissable’ Dance Til Dawn (Smooth Radio) and the ‘fabulous must-see’ The Last Tango (Radio Times), promising you a classic yet fresh and modern show.
We can’t wait for this one…
– 3RD AND 4TH NOV
Jasmin Vardimon Company presents a brand new adaptation of the classic tale, Pinocchio. Be charmed by Jasmin Vardimon’s joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairytale. With humour, engaging drama and theatrical innovation, Pinocchio takes us on a magical journey as he discovers what it is to be human. With trademark choreographic style, Vardimon’s breath-taking dancers bring to life the enchanting world of the famous marionette in this visual delight for all the family…
“Simple yet elaborate, stark but magical, Pinocchio is a pretty impressive achievement.”
Joss Arnott Dance Triple Bill
– 22ND NOV
Joss Arnott Dance new classical contemporary programme for 2017 will take you on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. Created in collaboration with the some of the industry’s foremost, award-winning dancers, composers and designers, Arnott’s new Triple Bill consists of two brand new dance works – A Movement in 3 and RUSH – alongside the company’s internationally award-winning solo V that will feature live music for the first time. Expect a highly charged, visually stunning and musically led evening of dance that explodes with power and technical brilliance.
“The perfect tonic for British contemporary dance”
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming dance shows. We’re so excited for each show and hope you are too!