PREVIEW: Smother @ Dance City
Posted on May 16th 2017 by Whats on Northeast
After a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, gaining four and five star reviews across the board, 201 Dance are taking their latest piece ‘Smother’ on tour, coming to Dance City in Newcastle on 26th May.
201 Dance’s ethos centres around create challenging dance-theatre that straddles the line between contemporary urban and other dance genres, confronting controversial issues and challenging social prejudices along the way. With ‘Smother,’ they continue that trend, using their raw and physical style, spearheaded by choreographer Andrea Walker, to tell the story of two men’s broken encounter. Touching on themes of addiction, obsession and the meaning of commitment, seven dancers explore the relationship between the pair, presenting their bond in a startling, intense and gripping way.
After wowing audiences at the Fringe and having already enjoyed a successful run earlier in the year, 201 Dance’s latest opus is one not to be missed. Even if you’re not traditionally a fan of contemporary dance, their innovative, bold vision will sweep you off your feet.
“Unparalled beauty… A striking dystopian fairytale reminiscent of Jamie Brittain’s Skins” – Ed Fest Magazine
“Takes hip-hop into thrillingly new terrain” – The Guardian
“This is the new generation of street dance” – The Times
“One of the fringe’s hot tickets” – The Herald
“Fresh and bold. One of this year’s finest treats” – Huffington Post
Smother comes to Dance City in Newcastle on Friday 26th May at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50, with discounts for students, under 18s and other concessions. For more information, visit the Dance City website.