This autumn, enjoy three specially choreographed dance performances on the theme of isolation, created by UK dance companies during lockdown.
Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre has commissioned three critically acclaimed dance companies to create three, site specific works for camera. Watching online, audiences will be able to enjoy two contemporary dance solos and a short ballet.
Featuring choreography by Jordan James Bridge (dancer, Studio Wayne McGregor), Daniel de Andrade (Artistic Associate, Northern Ballet) and Gary Clarke (Artistic Director, Gary Clarke Company) the three works will be choreographed in isolation, using video calling software to set the work on the company’s professional dancers.
As a direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the three companies will create pieces that explore the theme of isolation caused by the international lockdown. The works will then be performed around the Grade II listed building which houses the Lawrence Batley theatre and captured for broadcast.
As a regional theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre aims to be at the forefront of digital innovation during this cultural shift, whilst continuing to adapt and bring original online theatre to the world at a time when the theatre industry faces ongoing struggles.
Locked down. Locked in. But living follows the success of Lawrence Batley Theatre’s recently-broadcast production of The Understudy, which, in a bid to raise money for the theatre industry, reached audiences in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, USA, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
More info: www.thelbt.org