Artists announced for Testing Ground: Experiments in Dance 2018!

We were overwhelmed with applications from fantastic dance artists and companies from across the city and beyond. Thank you to everyone who applied, we can now announce who will be taking part in the next Testing Ground: Experiments in Dance at Circomedia, 20th April 2018.

Yama Dance Company
Yama Dance Company

This April’s programme features a fantastic all-female line-up of ambitious artists, from solo dancers, to a 17-strong company of women over 60. We’ll see a whole range of dance voices: aerial, contemporary, comedy, improvisation, experimental and a visual-art inspired duet. We’re delighted to announce the line up:

  • YAMA DANCE COMPANY | Women, know your place!
    A politically charged and playful reimagining of a beauty pageant, with Yama Dance‘s 17-strong company of female dancers over 60.
    A dance aerial work-in-progress from Full Tilt Aerial experimenting with a new piece of counterweight apparatus, asking how we can “unplug” and reconnect with ourselves.
  • LUCY WATERHOUSE | Schiele’s Women
    A bold new female duet choreographed by Lucy Waterhouse exploring the voyeuristic eye of artist Schiele, translating his expressionistic and jarring depiction of the human body into movement.

    Hazel Lam
    Hazel Lam
  • ALICE SMITH and SKYE REYNOLDS | Indebted to Dance
    A solo piece by bright young graduate Alice Smith, exploring the economy of values, putting the world of minimum wage work into a dance space.
  • HAZEL LAM | To The Lighthouse
    Multi-disciplinary artist Hazel Lam brings dance and circus to her experimental work about solitude, abandonment and the departure of loved ones.

Join us for what promises to be a brave and bold evening of early stage dance pieces, and share your thoughts at a crucial stage in their development. Find out more here.

Alice Smith
Alice Smith

Testing Ground: Experiments in Dance
Circomedia Portland Square
20 April 2018

Get your tickets here.

Testing Ground: Experiments in Dance was set up in 2009 as a platform for dance artists to test out early stage work in front of a friendly and supportive audience, and have the audience’s thoughts feed in to a crucial stage of their work’s development.

Testing Ground runs bi-annually and is a collaboration between Theatre Bristol, Circomedia and BathDance. It is supported by Laila Diallo.

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