Looking for your first dance class or wishing to improve and build on a pre-existing foundation in dance
with Contemporary Technique and creative exploration? This is a fun and insightful experience into the
exciting world of dance taught by our excellent, engaging Centre for Advanced Training [CAT] Tutors. Our
Open Contemporary Dance Classes allow young people to develop knowledge and skills in contemporary
technique and creative processes, whether they are considering applying for the CAT at some point in the
future, or simply love to dance.
Email CAT@thelowry.com should you have any questions.
You may find more information about CAT on our page on the Lowry website here:
What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and don't mind rolling on the floor in or
your usual dancewear should you have this.
Picture by Zara Philips
Thick & Tight return to The Lowry with Short & Sweet, an amuse-bouche platter of 9 new works designed to excite, provoke and satisfy.
Created by Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon, this thoroughly modern variety show mixes dance, drag, lip-syncing and satire. Short & Sweet brings a host of famous and infamous characters to life: Sid Vicious, Twiggy, Grace Jones, Rasputin, Edith Sitwell and everyone’s favourite avant-garde duo, John Cage & Elaine Paige. The evening includes a preview of new work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, commissioned by the Noh Reimaged Festival.
Thick & Tight are joined by an incredible line-up of artists: Corali Dance Company, Harry Alexander, Oxana Panchenko, Azara Meghie and Connor Scott, with designs by Tim Spooner, Pam Tait and Darren Evans.
Thick & Tight is an award-winning British dance theatre company created by Eleanor Perry and Daniel Hay-Gordon. Their work takes influence from a wide range of historical, political, literary and artistic subjects, with a focus on promoting queer culture and accessibility within dance.
Age Guidance: 14+ (Some strong language)
Short & Sweet is co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, Noh Reimagined Festival, Duckie and Corali Dance Company
It is supported by Arts Council England, The Lowry, South East Dance, Britten Pears Arts, Barbican, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, Kings Place, London Performance Studios & Russell Maliphant
Photo by Darren Evans©
Three friends are getting ready for a night out. The music is intoxicating, they start to
dance. It’s so good, they might stay a little longer…
Inspired by classic sitcoms of the 90s & 00s, DONUTS follows a group of friends as
their friendship evolves over time. DONUTS is a celebration of how music brings
people together, no matter what life throws at them. Bursting with precision and soul,
it is a hypnotic and playful ‘groove along’ to jazz and funk.
Drawing on his own relationship with music and its influence on his friendships
growing up, choreographer Jamaal Burkmar places music at the heart of his
creative process. DONUTS is the first, highly anticipated, full length dance piece
from the company behind JUKEBOX, the breakthrough Instagram series combining
popular music with their distinctive and dynamic style of dance.
Dance Consortium presents
AcoSta Danza: 100% Cuban
International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta’s critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza has garnered an unrivaled reputation for creating work that combines both classical and contemporary genres effortlessly, infused with Cuba’s rich musical and dance influences. The company returns with a programme of new and existing exceptional works.
Back by popular demand are, Paysage, soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Impronta, which was created specially for Acosta Danza by Spanish choreographer Maria Rovira. Making their UK premieres are Hybrid, by the award-winning Cuban Norge Cedeno, Liberto by Acosta Danza dancer and choreographer Raul Reinoso, and De Punta a Cabo by Alexis Fernandez, set against the backdrop of the coast of Havana.
“generous of spirit, explosive, full of charm.” Evening Standard
If you’ve never read Dickens’ 1859 novel of revolution and excessive gestures of love, then this is the
show for you. If you have read it, this might also be the show for you, depending on how well you
Dickens left a lot out of his novel, particularly when it comes to Lucie, the central female
character. She was underwritten, all her psychological complexity left on the cutting room
floor. This show picks up those offcuts and sticks them together, possibly in the wrong order, to
rediscover the real story of this complex, troubled, funny 21st century woman.
From the creators of Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) and Juliet & Romeo, comes a re-staging
of one of the bestselling novels of all time (allegedly). Part dance, part theatre, part fictionalised
documentary, no-part costume drama, this is Lost Dog’s nearly unrecognisable re-imagining of a
Staged in-the-round and featuring nuanced performances and visceral dance that rips across the floor at the audience's feet, The Days engenders a world of ever-shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection. Renowned Finnish dancers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen, are joined by two local performers in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges. Taking the form of a lifetime shared, this is a compelling performance about care, resilience and the desire for connection.
Presented in partnership with Dance 4.
Choreography: Theo Clinkard
Dancers: Maria Nurmela, Ville Oinonen (Finland) Technician:(Finland)
Candoco Dance Company returns to the stage with a double bill from two
boundary-breaking New York based choreographers.
The evening begins with Set and Reset/Reset, a recreation of Trisha Brown
Dance Company’s seminal Set and Reset. The dancers move with dream-like
fluidity within a kaleidoscopic form to a driving Laurie Anderson score in their
unique version of Trisha Brown’s choreography.
In contrast, Jeanine Durning’s Last Shelter unfolds uniquely at each
performance. Teetering at the edge of what could be in an ever-shifting
environment, this choreography highlights the velocity and precision of each
dancer’s decision-making from moment to moment, somewhere between
agency and collective will. After a year of working invisibly through a
pandemic, it is an act of intimacy to witness the labour and desire of the
dancer attending to themselves and one another, in their practice.
Distinct in form, these works share the vitality and virtuosity that promises an
unforgettable double bill from the company that continues to expand
perceptions of what dance can be.
An evening with Rambert is always fun and exhilarating. This brilliant and daring, diverse company of dancers want to invite you to change how you see the world.
EYE CANDY Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal
NEW COMMISSION Ben Duke
FOLLOWING THE SUBTLE CURRENT UPSTREAM Alonzo King
Written by Steven Knight | Director/ choreography Benoit Swan Pouffer
...You young men of the Tunnelling brigade, you are all dead. Not counted among the dead because your bodies were not buried with the dead. But dead inside...
A new dance theatre event, firmly rooted in the world of Peaky Blinders, written by the creator of the global hit television series.
Dazzling, athletic dance, stunning dramatisation and a live on-stage band providing an eclectic soundtrack, including iconic series tracks such as Red Right Hand, alongside freshly commissioned music by world famous artists.
Take a deep dive into the criminal underbelly of British society as Rambert bring Tommy, Arthur, Polly and the rest of the Shelby family gang to life on stage.
Book tickets now: By Order of the Peaky Blinders.
“…an independent dance company, dedicated to bringing ballet to the people.” Tommy Shelby, S4 Ep5
Co-produced with The Lowry
Inspired by the television series Peaky Blinders created by Steven knight, and owned and produced by Caryn Mandabach productions