The Shape of Things to Come

New Season 2024

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

NEW SEASON OF ORIGINAL SHORT PERFORMANCES 02 MAY - 16 JUNE

 

THE PROGRAMME (Please note that performance times vary):
THU 18 APRIL | PROLOGUE: ONCE UPON A 2024 | Featuring BTEC Students from RUBICON DANCE | Created with MARIANNE TUCKMAN
THU 02 – SAT 04 MAY | IS THAT ALL THERE IS? | By CATHERINE ALEXANDER
THU 09 – SAT 11 MAY | RITUALS OF THE MOLIKILIKILI | By ERIC NGALLE CHARLES
THU 16 – SAT 18 MAY | THIS MUSEUM IS A SPACESHIP | By CHRISTOPHER ELSON
THU 23 – FRI 24 MAY | PERFECT PLACES | By LUKE HEREFORD
THU 13 – SAT 15 JUNE | NYTHU | Gan ELIN PHILLIPS
THU 13 – SAT 15 JUNE | SANC | By AKEIM TOUSSAINT BUCK

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PROLOGUE to THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Thursday 18 April 2-4pm.

Join us for tea and cake at Volcano as we introduce the forthcoming programme. An informal get-together, featuring a short performance of ONCE UPON A 2024 by BTEC students from Rubicon Dance. Entry is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Donations go to Rubicon Dance.
 
 

ONCE UPON A 2024 is a co-creation between choreographer MARIANNE TUCKMAN and the 2ND YEAR BTEC STUDENTS AT RUBICON DANCE.

ONCE UPON A 2024 develops on some of the themes of The Rising Damp & Other Tails, a duet that Marianne made as part of the Shape of Things to Come series at Volcano in 2023. Set on a stormy night in the depths of a raging housing crisis, this immersive performance retells Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid as a tragic and exploitative love story between a merman and an estate agent.

The cast and co-creators of ONCE UPON A 2024 are on the cusp of a new chapter of their lives; in September they will each leave home to start full-time dance training in cities all over the UK. ONCE UPON A 2024 is a danced reflection on what it means to be young and to dream in the context of the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Yh yh, living conditions in rented accommodation may be damp but that won’t stop us dancing. And if it gets too damp to dance, no worries. We’ll swim from here. (Ancient Proverb, dated 2024)

 
 
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