Fans of modern dance are spoiled for choice at The Lowry this fall, with no fewer than five acclaimed companies going on stage in October and November.
The Salford venue has long been considered the home of dance in the Northwest — and that reputation will only be further strengthened by this latest round of performances.
First up is Ballet Black: Double Bill from Tue 12-Wednesday 13 October, where Royal Ballet’s Olivier award-winning choreographer, Will Tuckett, mixes classical ballet, poetry and music to explore ideas of home and belonging in ‘Then Or Now ‘. Accompanied by this will be a performance by fellow Olivier award-winning choreographer, Mthuthuzeli November, who is considering the purpose of life in ‘The Waiting Game’.
Warm on the heels from Fri 22 – Saturday 23 October is The Lost Happy Endings – which contains an original story by Carol Ann Duffy and is retold through the dance media. Packed with spirit, adventure and glorious surprises, this fantasy family show is narrated by Joanna Lumley.
The October offer ends with Agudo Dance Company’s Carmen on Tuesday 26 October. Jose Agudo draws on his unique palette of Flamenco and contemporary dance to create a dramatic adaptation of Prosper Merimée’s classic short story, set to an original Flamenco-infused score by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and with additional numbers by Kefaya.
November starts with Dickson Mbi’s’ Enowate ‘on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 November, where Mbi convenes several identities in this fascinating solo performance inspired by a life-changing journey to his ancestors’ home in Cameroon. Enowate, meaning ‘truth stands’, draws on undulating elements of hip hop and contemporary dance combined with original music and animated projections.
And the last dance offer is BLKDOG on Friday the 26th. November, where Botis Seva beautifully and brutally reflects on how today’s young people are doing in a world not built for them.
Tickets for all performances are available at: www.thelowry.com