Rural Touring Dance Initiative Dates Autumn 2018
To find out more information and individual ticket prices and box office numbers please visit the Scheme websites directly. Wherever possible links direct to event pages are listed.
Point of Echoes – bgroup 10- 29 Sep
Leviathan - James Wilton Dance 16 Sep – 10 Nov
Juliet and Romeo – Lost Dog 18 Oct – 17 Nov
I-Infinite – Tom Dale Company 4 -20 Nov
Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer – Shane Shambhu 9-22 Nov
The Hotel Experience – Lila Dance 26 Nov – 1 Dec
Hansel and Gretel – Uchenna Dance 3- 8 Dec
The first shows in September will see bgoup’s Point of Echoes return to rural touring. Point of Echoes, a haunting tale of love, death and monsters set on a remote lighthouse, was the first show to be commissioned especially for rural touring by the RTDI in its first phase.
|Date||Venue||Scheme||Link for more information|
|Tuesday 11th September ( 2.30pm )||Bexhill College, Bexhill - On Sea, TN40 2JG||Applause||Private performance|
|Tuesday 18th September||Wroot Village Hall, Doncaster, DN9 2BT||Artery/Live Lincs ( East Riding and Lincs )||Link to website|
|Friday 28th September||Lazonby Village Hall, CA10 1AQ||Highlights ( Rescheduled )||Link to website|
Making its rural touring debut from September is James Wilton Dance’s Leviathan, a fast-paced and athletic reimagining of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick performed by a cast of 6 to a powerful electro-rock soundtrack.
Sunday 16th September
|Village Centre, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY ( Hurst Festival )||Applause ( sussex)||Coming soon|
Friday 19th October
|Battle Memorial Hall, Battle TN33 OAQ ( Battle Festival )||Applause ( sussex )||Website|
|Friday 26th October||Lydbrook Memorial Hall, Forest of Dean, GL 9PS||Air in G - (Gloucestershire)||Scheme Brochure|
|Friday 9th November||Assembly Rooms, Barton DN18 5QP||Artery ( East Riding )||Website|
|Saturday 10th November||Appleby Market Hall, Appleby CA16 6XB||Highlights (Cumbria )||Website|
Rural touring favourites Lost Dog won a Rural Touring Award for their previous show Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me…) which toured village halls around the country in 2016-17. Their new show Juliet and Romeo, touring from October, offers an alternative take on Shakespeare’s tragic lovers that sees them grow up and live into middle age in a show that blends dance, theatre and comedy.
|Thursday 18th October||Newton-le Willows Village Hall, BL8 1SP||On Tour - Rural Arts North Yorkshire||Website|
|Friday 19th October||Brigham Memorial Hall, CA13 0TG||Arts Out West -( Cumbria )||Website|
|Saturday 20th October||Amble Parish Hall, NE65 0DX||Highlights (Cumbria)||Website|
|Friday 26th October||Parracombe Village Hall, EX31 4RJ||Beaford Arts (Devon)||Scheme website|
|Saturday 27th October||Tolmen Centre, Famouth, TR11 5AA||Carn to Cove ( Cornwall )||Website|
|Saturday 3rd November||The Williams Hall, Stoke St Gregory Village Hall, TA3 6EH||Take Art (Somerset)||Website|
|Sunday 4th November||Collingbourne Ducis Village Hall, Marlbourgh, SN8 3UH||Wiltshire Rural Touring||Coming soon|
|Friday 16th November||Terry O'Toole Theatre, North Hykeham, Lincolnshire LN6 9AX||Live and Local||Website|
|Saturday 17th November||Glebe Field Centre (Derbyshire) DE4 5EU||Live and Local|
Tom Dale Company’s I INFINITE, which will tour in November, is part dance, part video installation and meditates on the digital world’s quest to recreate life.
|Sunday 4th Nov, 7pm||Mounts Bay Academy, Heamoor, Penzance TR18 3JT||Carn to Cove ( Cornwall )||Website|
|Sunday 4th Nov, 8.30pm||Mounts Bay Academy, Heamoor, Penzance TR18 3JT||Carn to Cove (Cornwall)||Website|
Also in November, Complicité Associate Artist Shane Shambhu offers a humorous and honest personal tale of growing up in East London, learning and performing Indian Dance in Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer.
Friday 9th November
||SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AY||Arts Alive||Website|
|Thursday 15th November||Charmouth Primary School Hall, Bridprt DT6 6LR||Artsreach||Scheme Website|
|Thursday 22nd November||The The Old Court House, Warwick CV34 4EW||Live and Local||Coming soon|
|Friday 23rd November||The Peel Centre, Dronfield S18 1PY||Live and Local||Coming soon|
Lila Dance proved popular with rural touring audiences when they toured the immersive The Deluge last year. They return to village halls from November with The Hotel Experience, in which a man checks into a hotel the night before his wedding to discover that all is not as it seems.
|Friday 30th November||Liskerrett Centre,Liskeard PL14 4AP||Carn to Cove||Website|
|Saturday 1st December||Holesworthy memorial Hall, EX22 6DJ||Beaford Arts||Coming soon|
And just in time for the Christmas season, Uchenna Dance will tour its first work for families, Hansel and Gretel offering a new take on the classic fairytale. The company is known for blending dance styles from vogueing, house and waacking to contemporary and African dance, often along with text, to create shows that are entertaining and informative.
|Saturday 8th December, 2.30pm||Abbey Hall||Creative Arts East||Scheme Website|