A DOUBLE-bill of brand new dance work, featuring a BMX champion performer, will be delighting Northwich audiences this November.
The Balbir Singh Dance Company will perform two pieces of work in one evening at The Lion Salt Works on Friday, November 11 at 7.30pm.
The evening will begin with a performance of “Champion of the Flatlands”, a powerfully original combination of BMX flatlands cycling and a cast of dancers and musicians.
The show integrates sport and art, bringing to life the world of BMX, through an incredible display of skill from Euro Flatlands Champion Keelan Phillips, alongside classical Indian dance and music.
The performance celebrates the similarities between the two worlds, revealing the discipline, challenge and creativity for both, and how they clash to create a magical experience for the audience.
The second half of the evening will see a performance of “Decreasing Infinity”, a dynamic male duet with live music, driven by a strong rhythmic score.
Bringing together Classical North Indian and contemporary dance styles seen as two dancers mirroring and translating languages in a physical conversation that brings them closer together to create something new.
Infinity can be described as two mirrors facing each other, here the mirrors as human bodies come closer together and decrease the infinity.
The event is part of Dance Across the North, led by Blaize with funding from Arts Council England, which will see more than 10,000 people across the North of England experience world-class dance and music within their local communities.
As part of the project there will also be a fusion dance workshop run by the Balbir Singh Dance Company at Lion Salt Works on Tuesday, November 8 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.
This free participatory workshop is an amazing opportunity to discover a fusion of contemporary and Indian Kathak dance led by a renowned company. The workshop is suitable for young people with an interest in dance who are in secondary school or further education.
To book your place please visit Lion Salt Works or call on 01606 275066. Participants of this workshop can have tickets for the show at a reduced rate of £4.50 by contacting the Lion Salt Works.
The shows form part of Cheshire Rural Touring Arts’ (CRTA) autumn season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.
CRTA’s Anne Crabtree said: “This superb double-bill concludes an amazing run of varied performances by the Balbir Singh Dance Company in Cheshire, and we’re very honoured to be able to host such incredible new dance work in the county. Audiences in Northwich really will be getting value for money with too very different but equally brilliant pieces in one evening. Tickets have been selling very well so make sure you book soon!”
Tickets for the event can be booked directly from the venue either by calling 01606 275 066 or online at cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.