Birmingham Hippodrome have announced today (Wednesday 2 June) three exciting new dance productions, cementing Birmingham’s reputation as a vibrant city for dance.
In September, the venue will host the UK premiere of Passagers from one of Canada’s leading dance-circus companies, The 7 Fingers, presented by Dance Consortium. Made up of 18 member theatres including Birmingham Hippodrome, Dance Consortium tours the best contemporary dance from across the world to UK audiences.
Passagers is an intoxicating mix of dance, physical theatre, acrobatics, circus skills and original music and is the first UK tour for eleven years by Canadian contemporary circus trailblazers The 7 Fingers.
Also on sale today is the new production Nobody, from Hippodrome Associate Artists Motionhouse. Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us. Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style combines with mesmerising choreography to tell this ultimately uplifting story, full of twists and turns. There will also be a Relaxed performance of Nobody on Friday 4 February at 1pm.
Completing the exciting dance line up is a special digital family production. Birmingham Hippodrome have worked in partnership with Wriggle Dance Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and The Core at Corby Cube to produce Squidge, a fun interactive dance film with live music and digital projection. Streaming online in July, Squidge is a tale of friendship, compromise and how each and every one of us need touch to make us feel alive!
Chris Sudworth Director of Artistic Programme at Birmingham Hippodrome said: “We are delighted to be hosting the UK premiere from the internationally renowned The 7 Fingers, to add to the opening UK dates of our co-production of Message in a Bottle with Zoo Nation, Sadler’s Wells, Universal Music and The Lowry. It’s also exciting to be working in partnership with Wriggle Dance Theatre to premier Squidge – their new dance film for families – and to welcome back our Associate Artists Motionhouse to the Hippodrome stage. Birmingham is the largest dance hub outside of London and we are so excited to be presenting some of the very best dance back on our stage and online.”
- Squidge streams online at 11am Saturday 3 July, (with schools performances on 6 and 7 July)
- Passagers runs at Birmingham Hippodrome Tuesday 21 – Wed 22 September
- Nobody is on for one day only with two performances at Birmingham Hippodrome on Friday 4 February
Tickets are on sale today to Birmingham Hippodrome Friends and on general sale tomorrow (Thursday 3 June)