Lately we’ve talked a lot about London, just an accidentally series of curious events.
And now we’re giving you another exciting reason to visit London very soon: the new Barbican Dance season 2017 is waiting for you with a varied international season of ballet, hip hop, mime and contemporary dance, along with dancing hands, manga characters and robots.
Siobhan Davies Dance
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Tomorrow January the 20th the London-based investigative arts organization Siobhan Davies Dance will premiere an ambitious new installation comprised of multiple pieces by choreographers, visual artists, scientists and designers. After the Barbican, the installation will tour to the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Bluecoat, Liverpool; and the Tramway, Glasgow in spring 2017.
Danza Contemporánea de Cuba
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Cuba’s favourite dance company makes its Barbican debut. A stunning blend of Afro Caribbean rhythms, jazzy American modernism and inflections from European ballet, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’s hybrid, hothouse style has been evoking the sensual heart of Cuban spirit for over 50 years.
This electrifying new show sees the company team up with leading chorographers, including Olivier award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, the UK’s Theo Clinkard and the Company’s very own Cuban wunderkind George Céspedes.
Julie Cunningham & Company
Julie Cunningham, whose performances with Michael Clark Company have won her a Critics’ Circle Award, brings us a rare combination of dance and spoken word, part of her expressive double bill about gender and identity.
The coreoghepher mise-en-scène a reworking of the ancient Greek myth about Tiresias starting from the recording of Kate Tempest’s Hold Your Own, whilst the second half uses tracks by Anohni as a soundtrack.