MIDDLETON HALL DATES & PROGRAMME  

19TH JUNE

Autin Dance Theatre - Out of the Deep Bl

AUTIN DANCE THEATRE

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

11.30am - 12.30PM

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RICHARD CHAPPELL DANCE

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.

12.30PM

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VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE

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.

12.45PM

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DANCE

Title: I love you, but I choose disco 

Choreographed by: Tim Casson 

Dancers: Arina Beinarovica, Kirstyn Michalcyzk, Charlie-Jade Taylor, Georgia Wood 

 

MA Choreography and Performance Practices students from the University of Lincoln worked with Tim Casson over the course of a week to produce I love you, but I choose disco. The work takes influence from Disco dance and music from the 1970’s to present, celebrating everything in between. 

12.55PM

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URBAN ASTRONAUT BY HIGHLY SPRUNG

Title: Urban Astronaught

Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be...where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point, is there any way back? Combining stunning design and a unique travelling flying machine with simple storytelling and a moving dance performance, Urban Astronaut searches for a solution to the environmental disaster that is present in our near future. The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost...hope.

1.05PM

Vanhulle Dance Theatre for Saturday.jpeg

VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE 

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.

2.00PM

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DANCE

Title: I love you, but I choose disco 

Choreographed by: Tim Casson 

Dancers:  Arina Beinarovica, Kirstyn Michalcyzk, Charlie-Jade Taylor, Georgia Wood 

 

MA Choreography and Performance Practices students from the University of Lincoln worked with Tim Casson over the course of a week to produce I love you, but I choose disco. The work takes influence from Disco dance and music from the 1970’s to present, celebrating everything in between. 

2.10PM

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RICHARD CHAPELL DANCE

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.

2.20PM

Autin Dance Theatre - Out of the Deep Bl

AUTIN DANCE THEATRE

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

2.35PM

Vanhulle Dance Theatre for Saturday.jpeg

VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE

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.

3.30PM

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY DANCE

Title: I love you, but I choose disco 

Choreographed by: Tim Casson 

Dancers:  Arina Beinarovica, Kirstyn Michalcyzk, Charlie-Jade Taylor, Georgia Wood 

 

MA Choreography and Performance Practices students from the University of Lincoln worked with Tim Casson over the course of a week to produce I love you, but I choose disco. The work takes influence from Disco dance and music from the 1970’s to present, celebrating everything in between. 

3.40PM

Richard-1.1.jpg

RICHARD CHAPPELL DANCE

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.

3.50PM

Urban Astronaut Highly Sprung.jpg

URBAN ASTRONAUT BY HIGHLY SPRUNG

Title: Urban Astronaught

Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be...where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point, is there any way back? Combining stunning design and a unique travelling flying machine with simple storytelling and a moving dance performance, Urban Astronaut searches for a solution to the environmental disaster that is present in our near future. The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost...hope.

4.05PM

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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MARK BRUCE DANCE COMPANY

12.55PM

Title: Green Apples

Choreographed by: Mark Bruce

Dancers: Christopher Thomas and Sharol Mackenzie.

Choreographed by Mark Bruce to music by The White Stripes, Green Apples is a commanding duet performed in the round. Separated from the performers only by a rope, the audience is drawn into a visceral and immediate experience as the dancers circle themselves and each other in a space filled with physical intensity and magnetic energy. Originally commissioned by the Summer Collection for ROH2 at the Clore Studio of the Royal Opera House, it was also toured to various venues and presented as part of SpringLoaded festival at The Place.

Photo Credit: Mark Bruce

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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? 

Richard-1.1.jpg

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

Green Apples 6336 © Mark Bruce.jpg

MARK BRUCE DANCE COMPANY

3.05PM

Title: Green Apples

Choreographed by: Mark Bruce

Dancers: Christopher Thomas and Sharol Mackenzie.

Choreographed by Mark Bruce to music by The White Stripes, Green Apples is a commanding duet performed in the round. Separated from the performers only by a rope, the audience is drawn into a visceral and immediate experience as the dancers circle themselves and each other in a space filled with physical intensity and magnetic energy. Originally commissioned by the Summer Collection for ROH2 at the Clore Studio of the Royal Opera House, it was also toured to various venues and presented as part of SpringLoaded festival at The Place.

Photo Credit: Mark Bruce

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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

Green Apples 6336 © Mark Bruce.jpg

MARK BRUCE DANCE COMPANY

4.10PM

Title: Green Apples

Choreographed by: Mark Bruce

Dancers: Christopher Thomas and Sharol Mackenzie.

Choreographed by Mark Bruce to music by The White Stripes, Green Apples is a commanding duet performed in the round. Separated from the performers only by a rope, the audience is drawn into a visceral and immediate experience as the dancers circle themselves and each other in a space filled with physical intensity and magnetic energy. Originally commissioned by the Summer Collection for ROH2 at the Clore Studio of the Royal Opera House, it was also toured to various venues and presented as part of SpringLoaded festival at The Place.

Photo Credit: Mark Bruce

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.

Saturday(1).JPG

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?