Some of the most interesting and innovative dance work being created by northern artists will be showcased at the Unity Theatre this week
Northern Dances, presented by Merseyside Dance Initiative on Thursday (October 11) brings together talented choreographers and performers from Liverpool, Manchester, Yorkshire, and Newcastle.
Liverpool-based company taciturn (pictured) gives city audiences another chance to see the Edinburgh Festival hit Worst Case Scenario. Inspired by the best-selling disaster handbook, the piece is a mad dash through some of the most hair-raising situations you might never have to face, packed with advice on what to do when your parachute fails to open and how to take a punch – and was first performed in the city earlier in the year.
Manchester based company The Mustdashios’s Chips follows two northern girls in sequined pants on a booze-fuelled night on the tiles. From Newcastle, Dance City‘s associate artist Robby Graham collaborates with contemporary dancer Debbie Waistell on a brand new piece of contemporary breakdance, A Step Too Far.
Jordan Massarella from Leeds presents Visitors, a series of cheap yet chic glamorous incidents.
MDI’s artistic director Karen Gallagher MBE said: “The evening is a partnership between ourselves and three other northern dance development agencies: Yorkshire Dance, Dance City and Edinburgh’s Dance Base. Part of the Northern Platform, we’re all working to strengthen the dance sector and are delighted to bring together some of the most exciting choreographers and performers currently making work in the northern region.”
Tickets for the show cost £8 or £6 for concessions and are available from the Unity Theatre box office on 0844 873 2888 or at www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk