Varied contemporary dance events for all the family at Dartington for November and December

Three varied contemporary dance events will be taking place at Dartington this November and December, kicking off the brand new work from Belgian-Anglo dance company Retina Dance, Antipode, in Dartington’s Studio 31 on Tuesday, November 24.

Comprised of four male dancers and a double bassist, this new work explores the connection of movement with live music and is a raw and exhilarating display of athletic dance. Their powerful and energetic movement demonstrates their dance skill and emphasises their connection with the live score performed on stage by composer and double bass player Joris Vanvinckenroye.

Studio 31 is again the venue for a dance experience provided by Marie-Gabrielle Rotie’s unique blend of movement, theatre, music and performance on Sunday, December 6. A world-renowned dance artist, Rotie brings to Dartington her new solo performance work, Black Mirror, which promises to plunge the audience into a world of shadows, darkness and bewitching transformations and features a specially commissioned score from prize-winning composer Nick Parkin.

For families and young children Travelling Light Theatre and Champloo Dance Company present How Cold My Toes in the Barn Theatre on Sunday, November 29, a magical journey through the seasons that transports the audience from spring to winter in just one hour.

Travelling Light is a big favourite at Dartington, garnering rave feedback to previous sell-out shows Cloudland, Shadow Play and The Ugly Duckling. Together with Champloo they have created a dizzying combination of theatre, music and choreography especially for children two years and over.

Full details of these performances, and more, can be found on the Dartington Arts site. Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01803 847070 or on the website.

(images: from the top – Antipode, and How Cold My Toes images by Farrows Creative)