Award -winning 2Faced Dance arrive at Blackpool Grand Theatre for the first time on Sunday June 3 with a triple bill of darkly explosive contemporary dance works – In The Dust.
After the success of 2Faced’s last production, Still Breathing, artistic director Tamsin Fitzgerald was keen to collaborate with up and coming, critically lauded choreographers who shared her desire to challenge stylistic genres and boundaries.
Tom Dale and Freddie Opoku-Adaie joined with her to create In The Dust, an athletic and brutal hour exploring themes of decay and destruction from three distinct standpoints – Subterrania, Politicking Oath and 7.0.
Tom Dale, a nationally renowned dance artist has created Subterrania, inspired by the evocative music of Shackleton.
Oozing bass lines and snaking percussion combine with Dale’s iconic movement to create a picture of a world facing imminent doom.
Taking 2Faced’s unique fushion style within the boundaries of his interpretation of movement to create a dark, powerful and thought-provoking piece.
2011 Place Prize finalist, Freddie Opoku-Adaie is choreographer in residence at the Royal Opera House, London. His Politicking Oath takes the spirit and emotion expressed by the Olympic oath, Olympic anthem and national anthems as his starting point.
With an original score by Alberto Bernal it explores the ecstasy and adversity of representing a national psyche in competition in the stadium of dreams.
7.0 is inspired by Tamsin Fitzgerald’s visit to Haiti a year after the devastating earthquake. The piece questions how we react when everything we take for granted – our homes, communities and social structures – are ripped from us.
It was created in collaboration with composer Alex Baranowski, renowned for his dramatic and filmic scores for the likes of Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein at the National Theatre and the RSC (Merchant of Venice).
2Faced Dance are one of the country’s leading all male, urban contemporary dance companies. Founded in 1999 by Northern School of Contemporary Dance graduate Tamsin Fitzgerald, 2Faced Dance has established a unique ability to produce repertoire that combines athletic contemporary dance with heart in the mouth break dance moves. Bold, risk taking adrenalin fuelled yet agile and graceful, 2Faced seek to push the boundaries of the physical. Produced dance works that are challenging, yet entertaining. They are renowned for creating work that inspires, constantly seeking to push the meaning of the term ‘contemporary dance’.
2Faced Dance present In The Dust at The Grand Theatre on Sunday June 3 from 8pm. Tickets £10 (students/children £7) from the box office on (01253) 743339, click on www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk or visit the Grand Theatre information sales point in the Houndshill Shopping Centre.