Dancing is more than just spinning around a ballroom. It can tell a story and express emotions that perhaps even words can’t. So let us tempt you with some of the best movement-based storytelling we have coming up!
1) Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty – 4-8 Apr – Norwich Theatre Royal
A decade since its premiere, this retelling of Sleeping Beauty is a dark, sumptuous gothic romance of Aurora, who sleeps for 100 years, and Leo, a vampire.
2) Joss Arnott’s Tin Man – 14 – 16 Apr – Norwich Theatre Playhouse
This visually stunning and humorous dance production for families and children aged 7+ explores a re-imagined story of the Tin Man, the Witch and new friendships with the Scarecrow and Lion. Enchanting storytelling meets stunning costumes and design. A treat for all the family.
3) 5 Soldiers – 20 – 22 Apr – Norwich Theatre Playhouse
Intense physical and athletic dance theatre based on military field research, exploring how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.
4) An intimate evening of dance curated by Carlos Acosta – 18 – 20 May – Norwich Theatre Playhouse
Acosta Danza returns to Norwich again with a breathtaking evening of dance. Features a series of solos and duets specially curated by Carlos from the company’s wide-ranging and diverse repertoire of choreography, including Sidi Larbi’s iconic Faun.
5) Ailey 2 – 6 – 7 Oct – Norwich Theatre Royal
Alvin Ailey is one of the most iconic dancers of the last century. We are hugely excited to welcome his company of dancers on its first-ever visit to Norwich! The company is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of incredible dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding and emerging choreographers.
The performance will include Ailey’s much-loved Revelations as well as Robert Battle’s thrilling The Hunt, Francesca Harper’s tender and hopeful Freedom Series and the incredible energy of William Forsythe’s Enemy in the Figure (excerpt).
We have some amazing opportunities for anyone seeking new dance and movement skills.
Our highly experienced practitioners are committed to creating and encouraging an environment for you to explore the space and have fun. No previous dance experience is required, just a passion for learning new skills. Dance Lab for Over 50s (15 May – 10 Jul) will help build strength and improve musicality and Unwind with Movement (8 Jun – 6 Jul) uses movement-based practice to help you decompress from a hard day.