Grand dance season

Grand Theatre - Decadance
Grand Theatre - Decadance
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Brooklyn’s all-female Decadance bursts on to Blackpool Grand Theatre stage next month with a triple bill of hip-hop dance performance.

Brooklyn-based, Decadance have become a key ambassador of authentic, New York City hip-hop culture around the world – and they will be bringing their amazing dancing to the Grand on October 1.

This evening fuses old-school hip-hop styles with cutting edge 3D video, taking the dancers into an abstract world where b-boying (breakdance), popping and house dance come alive.

Even if you have never seen hip-hip or contemporary dance before, this is a performance for anyone who enjoys watching energetic, skilled performers and jaw-dropping dance.

The performers dance and interact with 3D video embracing the fluid side of hip-hop. The dancers float, slide, spin, wave, and balance as the projections and choreography seamlessly merge together.

Decadance takes female dancers out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance.

Whether you are a regular contemporary dance-goer or have never seen a piece of contemporary dance in your life, this will be a night of dance and performance you won’t forget.

Decadance’s special performance starts a spectacular programme of contemporary dance at the Grand.

Following Decadance, David Hughes Dance’s Chinaski Sessions will take to the stage on October 22.

The award-winning company prides themselves on delivering passionate and beautiful performance through skilful and innovative dance, which is both enthralling and accessible. David Hughes Dance, in true troubadour fashion, will perform anywhere from a stripped down barn by candle light to a full Opera-House spectacular.

In The Chinaski Sessions, live Belgian rock music and contemporary dance collide in an evening of highly-charged and skilled performance. The Chinaski Sessions depicts an evening in the life of seven testosterone-crazed men, trapped in a rock-band’s home studio, as they try to finish their new album. Chaos ensues in the form of vicious drumming and explosive dance performance.

On Wednesday November 7, 12 Degrees North Dance Company will present an engaging programme, which includes Article 1, a new piece of work by Alesandra Seutin for 12 dancers. With her vision of fusing African traditional dance with contemporary dance and urban forms, internationally acclaimed choreographer, Seutin creates distinct Afro-pean dance theatre from a feminine perspective.

If you can’t get enough of contemporary dance, then you can also see Champloo’s performance of White Caps at The Grand on Sunday November 18. White Caps follows the journey of two men as they embark on an epic adventure, through cinematic film and b-boying performance.

Tickets for all dance nights start at £10 or book two for only £15.

Visit The Grand’s new interactive website or call the box office on (01253) 290190.