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Hofesh Shecter & Motionhouse lead an explosive dance season at The Grand

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The incredible HOFESH SHECTER and MOTIONHOUSE lead a new series of electrifying and enchanting dance shows at Blackpool Grand Theatre that will dazzle the senses and create unforgettable experiences for all.

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Shecter II – From England With Love Production Shot

Don’t miss out. Hot foot it to The Grand now to book for breathtaking new contemporary dance works from two of the genre’s most respected and creative companies…

The jaw-dropping Hofesh Schecter Company return to The Grand on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September with the compelling new work From England with Love from Shechter II – a company of exceptional young dancers aged 18 to 25 selected every two years by the renowned dance company as part of their development programme.

Hofesh Shechter is acknowledged as one of the most exciting artists making stage work today, and his distinctive dance style matched with his compositions of atmospheric and driving rock scores is recognised by dance lovers all over the world. Schecter II represents the next generation of world-class emerging artists from across globe.

From England with Love is an ode to this intricate and beautiful country and its multi-layered complexity. Through Shechter’s powerful choreography, the dancers evoke the paradox at the heart of this generous and soul–searching place, conflicted by its dark history and powerful attachment to old traditions. This playful and poignant piece has been described as ‘a peek into the heart and soul of this beautiful, yet complicated place’ and is performed to a rich score that combines the sounds of English composers in a clash with raging rock and electronics. Unmissable…

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Starchitects Production Shot

Blast off for a joyful cosmic adventure for the whole family with Starchitects from world-renowned dance-circus company Motionhouse on Friday 4 October. This exhilarating new work features the talented company’s distinctive, highly physical style which effortlessly integrates elements of circus and acrobatics with breathtaking dance and incredible digital imagery to surprise and delight audiences. Starchitects has been described by awe-inspired youngsters and their families as ‘totally awesome’, ‘funny, super smart and stunningly beautiful’, ‘hands down one of the best pieces of children’s theatre I’ve seen’, and ‘magical for both adult and child.’

With an easy-to-follow and humorous storyline and moments of joyful audience interaction, this visual spectacle is all about play and imagination in a world where anything is possible. Cardboard boxes become trains and a dressing up box is the start of countless adventures as the creative cast play Hide and Seek, Grandmother’s Footsteps and the children’s longtime favourite Floor is Lava. Perfect for a first trip to the theatre…

Love the classics too when it comes to dance?

Be captivated by award-winning soloists and magnificent corps-de-ballet from Varna International Ballet & Orchestra bringing exquisite classical productions in January 2025. Fall in love with Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of Romeo and Juliet on Monday 13 January featuring emotionally charged choreography set against Prokofiev’s soaring score; fly to get tickets for the greatest romantic ballet of all time as Swan Lake is brought beautifully to life on Tuesday 14 January with delicate white swans gliding in perfect formation, and treat the whole family to the magic of The Nutcracker on Wednesday 15 January as this most famous of fantasy ballets sweeps you away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.

And don’t forget! The gorgeously gifted Giovanni Pernice will be packing up his famous dance shoes once again for his brand new live show The Last Dance on Sunday 9 February. The former Strictly Come Dancing champion and BAFTA winner and his company of world class performers will bring a mesmerising production that transcends the boundaries of live performance. With a career rooted in passion, dedication, and unparalleled artistry, Giovanni has become a household name, captivating audiences worldwide with his electrifying performances and unmatched charisma. VIP meet and greet available.

What are you waiting for! Dance to The Grand and book your tickets for this dazzling season of dance at Blackpool Grand Theatre.

Book now by visiting blackpoolgrand.co.uk or call the box office on 01253 290 190.

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