Being Romeo & Juliet

Contact: Anna Demming ()

 South West Dance Theatre & Breathing Fire

Doors @ 6:30pm
Interval @ 8-8:15pm
Performance @ 7 – 9pm

South West Dance Theatre and Breathing Fire team up to bring home to you the riot of emotions that make up this legendary love story – the hatred between the two families sworn enemies, the love that knows no bounds, and the grief and tragedy that ultimately brings reconciliation. With Breathing Fire’s inimitable African griot-inspired playback theatre alongside SWDT’s signature blend of ballet, contemporary, jazz, capoeira, Latin and tap in a dance performance of Romeo and Juliet – we make you the audience the heroes and heroines experiencing how all this would feel using a mixture of pop, indie and classical music.

South West Dance Theatre draws from styles including ballet, tap, contemporary, Latin, commercial and capoeira, and has danced in venues from festivals and street performances to traditional theatres. The company has generated work around topics ranging from fairy tales to the physics of light and has repeatedly returned to Shakespeare. More details available at www.southwestdancetheatre.co.uk

Breathing Fire is the only all black all women playback theatre group in the UK. By sharing stories offered by the audience taps in to the griot – the culture of Afrikan storytelling, which is grounded in the group’s ancestral African Caribbean heritage. More details available at http://www.breathingfire.co.uk/

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