Northern Connections - Blue Monday/New Work/New Work



Showcasing work by emerging choreographers based in the North of England.

The second triple bill showcasing work by emerging choreographers based in the North of England. Blue Monday, choreographed by Joseph Reay-Reid, combines spoken word and a strong physicality, Blue Monday follows the stories of six individuals who each want to escape their everyday, ordinary lives. The work is set to a soundtrack straight out of the 1980s & Manchester's 'Hacienda' Nightclub. New work (title tbc), by 70:30 Split. A new work created by 70:30 Split's artistic directors Lydia Cotrell and Sophie Unwin, for two male performers, examines male physicality and the psychology of the crowd. Wearing dehumanising uniforms the dancers are pushed into increasingly more risky and compromising situations. New work (title tbc) created and performed by Gracefool Collective who are Rachel Fullegar, Kate Cox, Sofia Edstand and Rebecca Holmburg. Using their signature blend of dance, theatre, comedy and politics. This new piece sees the four woman strong creative and performance collective wrestle with the social expectation to ?couple up'. Expect irreverent physicality, sharp writing and arresting characters.