MIDDLETON HALL DATES & PROGRAMME  

27TH JUNE

Autin Dance Theatre - Out of the Deep Bl

AUTIN DANCE THEATRE

11.30AM

Title: Out of the Deep Blue

In a dystopian future, waves wash EKO, a sentient Sea Giant, onto the shore. There he encounters vulnerable Violet. These two beings-an an ancient creature, a young girl- offer us their stories: an impactful dialogue around our earth’s climate emergency told through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering. Ideal for children and family audiences, and a story about the power of understanding that speaks to the world at large

 

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JAMES WILTON DANCE

12.30PM

Title: iRobot 

 

A human and a robot fly through the air in this part dance, part trampolining extravaganza of a performance - set to the thundering electro rock of Polish Prog rock superstar AMAROK.

 

Taking place atop a trampoline; this work will leave audiences breathless with its otherworldly athleticism amidst its thoughtful, touching story of how humankind and technology will evolve in the future.

 

With influences from martial arts, break dance, acrobatics and more, James Wilton Dance are one of the U.K.’s leading dance companies, touring nationally and internationally with their intensely physical, super human dance style.

 Photo credit: Dan Martin

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VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE

12.55PM

Choreography and dancers : Laura Vanhulle

Music: Melissa Morris

Dramaturg: Peta Lily

Moo Shim - Korean for ‘empty mind’, is a thought provoking and uplifting duet that expresses Oliver and Laura’s concerns around their personal well-being and that of their audiences. Drawing upon their practice, the interflow of contemporary dance, the Korean martial art, Tang Soo Do and the use of breath, they create a unique and fierce physicality, to unlock their inner warrior.

 

In today’s chaotic world, how do we find our empty mind? Inner peace? How are we in this together and yet so alone? If our voice is heard, is anyone listening?

This is an attempt to make sense of these dark and confusing times, when we are all locked inside the gardens of our minds. It is better to be a warrior in a garden, than a gardener at war.

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DANCE

1.10PM

Title: Hold 

Choreographed by: Feet off the Ground in collaboration with the University of Lincoln Level 3 Dancers. 

 

In a world where physical contact is being stripped away, what does it mean to touch and to be touched? How do we cope and connect when restrictions are imposed? How can we hold space and support one another? 

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RICHARD CHAPPELL DANCE

1.25PM

Title: Infinite Ways Home

Critically acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell brings an excerpt of his latest work  Infinite Ways Home to MOTUS - a multisensory production that explores ritual, rave

and human connection.

 

Performed by  extraordinary the extraordinary dancer Faye Stoeser, Infinite Ways Home features electronic music by award-winning experimental duo Larch alongside live violin by Enyuan Khong. Combining Chappell’s diverse choreographic language of ballet, contemporary dance and improvisation, Infinite Ways Home looks to redefine our sense of community and home, in a mesmerising feast of colour and pulsating sound.

Autin Dance Theatre - Out of the Deep Bl

AUTIN DANCE THEATRE

1.40PM

Title: Out of the Deep Blue

​In a dystopian future, waves wash EKO, a sentient Sea Giant, onto the shore. There he encounters vulnerable Violet. These two beings-an an ancient creature, a young girl- offer us their stories: an impactful dialogue around our earth’s climate emergency told through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering. Ideal for children and family audiences, and a story about the power of understanding that speaks to the world at large

iRobot.jpg

JAMES WILTON DANCE 

2.40PM

Title: iRobot 

 

A human and a robot fly through the air in this part dance, part trampolining extravaganza of a performance - set to the thundering electro rock of Polish Prog rock superstar AMAROK.

 

Taking place atop a trampoline; this work will leave audiences breathless with its otherworldly athleticism amidst its thoughtful, touching story of how humankind and technology will evolve in the future.

 

With influences from martial arts, break dance, acrobatics and more, James Wilton Dance are one of the U.K.’s leading dance companies, touring nationally and internationally with their intensely physical, super human dance style

 Photo credit: Dan Martin

Vanhulle Dance Theatre for Saturday.jpeg

VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE

3.05PM

Choreography and dancers : Laura Vanhulle

Music: Melissa Morris

Dramaturg: Peta Lily

Moo Shim - Korean for ‘empty mind’, is a thought provoking and uplifting duet that expresses Oliver and Laura’s concerns around their personal well-being and that of their audiences. Drawing upon their practice, the interflow of contemporary dance, the Korean martial art, Tang Soo Do and the use of breath, they create a unique and fierce physicality, to unlock their inner warrior.

 

In today’s chaotic world, how do we find our empty mind? Inner peace? How are we in this together and yet so alone? If our voice is heard, is anyone listening?

This is an attempt to make sense of these dark and confusing times, when we are all locked inside the gardens of our minds. It is better to be a warrior in a garden, than a gardener at war.

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DANCE

3.15PM

Title: Hold 

Choreographed by: Feet off the Ground in collaboration with the University of Lincoln Level 3 Dancers. 

 

In a world where physical contact is being stripped away, what does it mean to touch and to be touched? How do we cope and connect when restrictions are imposed? How can we hold space and support one another? 

Richard-1.1.jpg

RICHARD CHAPPELL DANCE

3.30PM

Title: Infinite Ways Home

Critically acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell brings an excerpt of his latest work  Infinite Ways Home to MOTUS - a multisensory production that explores ritual, rave

and human connection.

 

Performed by  extraordinary the extraordinary dancer Faye Stoeser, Infinite Ways Home features electronic music by award-winning experimental duo Larch alongside live violin by Enyuan Khong. Combining Chappell’s diverse choreographic language of ballet, contemporary dance and improvisation, Infinite Ways Home looks to redefine our sense of community and home, in a mesmerising feast of colour and pulsating sound.

iRobot.jpg

JAMES WILTON DANCE 

3.45PM

Title: iRobot 

 

A human and a robot fly through the air in this part dance, part trampolining extravaganza of a performance - set to the thundering electro rock of Polish Prog rock superstar AMAROK.

 

Taking place atop a trampoline; this work will leave audiences breathless with its otherworldly athleticism amidst its thoughtful, touching story of how humankind and technology will evolve in the future.

 

With influences from martial arts, break dance, acrobatics and more, James Wilton Dance are one of the U.K.’s leading dance companies, touring nationally and internationally with their intensely physical, super human dance style.

 Photo credit: Dan Martin

Vanhulle Dance Theatre for Saturday.jpeg

VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE

4.10PM

Choreography and dancers : Laura Vanhulle

Music: Melissa Morris

Dramaturg: Peta Lily

Moo Shim - Korean for ‘empty mind’, is a thought provoking and uplifting duet that expresses Oliver and Laura’s concerns around their personal well-being and that of their audiences. Drawing upon their practice, the interflow of contemporary dance, the Korean martial art, Tang Soo Do and the use of breath, they create a unique and fierce physicality, to unlock their inner warrior.

 

In today’s chaotic world, how do we find our empty mind? Inner peace? How are we in this together and yet so alone? If our voice is heard, is anyone listening?

This is an attempt to make sense of these dark and confusing times, when we are all locked inside the gardens of our minds. It is better to be a warrior in a garden, than a gardener at war.

Richard-1.1.jpg

RICHARD CHAPPELL DANCE

4.20PM

Title: Infinite Ways Home

Critically acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell brings an excerpt of his latest work  Infinite Ways Home to MOTUS - a multisensory production that explores ritual, rave

and human connection.

 

Performed by  extraordinary the extraordinary dancer Faye Stoeser, Infinite Ways Home features electronic music by award-winning experimental duo Larch alongside live violin by Enyuan Khong. Combining Chappell’s diverse choreographic language of ballet, contemporary dance and improvisation, Infinite Ways Home looks to redefine our sense of community and home, in a mesmerising feast of colour and pulsating sound.

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DANCE

4.35PM

Title: Hold 

Choreographed by: Feet off the Ground in collaboration with the University of Lincoln Level 3 Dancers. 

 

In a world where physical contact is being stripped away, what does it mean to touch and to be touched? How do we cope and connect when restrictions are imposed? How can we hold space and support one another?