Spring dance at The Point

2 Jan 2018

Stopgap Dance Company in ‘The Enormous Room’. Photography by Chris Parkes

Today The Point, Eastleigh – a regional powerhouse for contemporary performing arts – announces its spring dance programme.

Circomedia, Bristol’s celebrated educational institution for the circus arts, presents Cut the Mustard on Friday 2 February. The evening of performance will include awe-inspiring acrobatics and aerial work, performed by some of the country’s most exciting emerging artists working in the discipline. The cast and creative team will take part in a post-show Q&A in The Point’s foyer.

Opening the venue’s season of dance, Stopgap Dance Company presents The Enormous Room; a moving portrait of loss and love, performed by a small integrated ensemble of dancers. The first evening of a nationwide tour, the company is at The Point on Thursday 8 February. Before the performance Patfield & Triguero presents Gibbon; a poetic juggling production brimming with humour which will be performed in the Creation Space. Tickets are free to ticket-holders of The Enormous Room.

On Wednesday 28 February B-Group and China Plate present Point of Echoes, a new work commissioned by The Rural Touring Initiative. Renowned choreographer Ben Wright and musician and writer Stuart Warwick collaborate to bring you an intimate, haunting and theatrical tale of love, death and monsters.

Alexander Whitley Dance Company returns to the venue on Wednesday 14 March with 8 minutes; a unique fusion of dance, film and music which takes audiences on a journey through the universe, made in collaboration with scientists from STFC RAL Space.

ZoieLogic Dance Theatre presents Sleuth on Thursday 19 April. An interactive mystery show featuring mesmerising dance and fast-paced storytelling, the production will be performed in-the-round for an intimate performance experience.

On Thursday 26 April Max Calaf presents Nalukatak; a universal story inspired by the lives of the traditional Inuit. An exclusive preview, the evening will be a masterclass in circus, performed by one of Europe’s most exciting aerial artists.

The Eastleigh venue invites audiences behind-the-scenes this season as free sharing series Open Space continues. Giving people an opportunity to take a peek at the creative process of artists in residence in the Creation Space, eight companies will present works-in-progress at the informal performance-led event including integrated dance company Stopgap on 12 January and aerial connoisseurs Gravity & Levity on 2 March.

Alongside The Point’s performance programme the venue offers an array of professional development days for graduates, teachers and early career artists, led by some of the country’s most exciting companies including Jasmin Vardimon.

This season The Point is delighted to offer a ticket deal to audiences to see both of the venue’s in-the-round shows for just £15. This offer applies on Point of Echoes and Sleuth.

Following the 8th annual European Aerial Dance Festival in August 2017, Gravity & Levity returns to The Point to curate the first annual Healthier Aerial Dance Symposium, Dissecting Aerial. Made in association with One Dance UK, the event runs 13 and 14 January and has been designed as a springboard for aerialists to come together to discuss the discipline in a creative, encouraging environment.

This spring The Point continues its collaboration with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth and Lighthouse, Poole to engage as many people as possible in breath-taking dance.

To find out more about any of The Point’s dance programme and to book tickets visit The Point’s website, or call the Box Office on 023 8065 2333.