Newcastle upon Tyne
Carousel is a mid-scale narrative dance performance centred on a 1900s-style functioning carousel. The story revolves around the enigmatic characters that inhabit a Fairground, and in particular what occurs when it shuts down for the night. Music, dance, and drama play out after hours on a spectacular moving carousel structure which enables dancers to flip, roll, dive, and spin to an eclectic Balkan and Gypsy-influenced score that will enthral audiences.
About Southpaw Dance Company
Southpaw Dance Company creates strong work with integrity, challenging conventional notions and deconstructing barriers of movement to innovate and create a distinctive new style; absolute respect for the art and discipline of dance, yet unafraid to blend styles and forms if it creates a narrative which inspires and engages audiences, and ultimately expresses a passion for what dance performance can be.
Robby Graham (Director, Southpaw Dance Company); Frank Wilson (Producer, Event International).
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
Commissioned by Without Walls and Stockton International Riverside Festival
Co-commissioned by SO Festival, Skegness and Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent. R&D supported by Without Walls