The Lowry To Be Treated By Five Reowned Dance Companies This May

The Lowry, home of Dance in the North West, will present work from five of the worlds acclaimed dance companies this May. The line-up includes renowned Arthur Pita & HeadSpaceDance, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ana Morales Flamenco Company, Cas Public, Jasmin Vardimon.

Award-winning Director and Choreographer Arthur Pita, in collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, presents Stepmother/ Stepfather (Tue 9 May). A wickedly gruesome, darkly surreal double bill of dark dance where distorted familiar characters from Snow White to Hansel and Gretel are pursued by a force of monstrous and abusive stepmothers.

In Reunión (Fri 12 May), Ana Morales Flamenco Company teams up with guest artist David Coria- forging a partnership of two of the most celebrated and exciting flamenco performers dancing on world stages today. Both extraordinary dancers hail from the cradle of flamenco, Seville, where this unique form of dance, music and life was born in the streets to become one of the most celebrated forms of folk art worldwide.

Dance Consortium and celebrated contemporary dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui open their UK tour of m¡longa (Tue 16 & Wed 17 May), a Sadler’s Wells production that is a seductive and fascinating exploration of tango for the 21st century.

Symphonie Dramatique (Tue 23 May) is a humorous look at the mythical couple of Romeo and Juliet. Cas Public’s adaptation is geared to audiences aged 10+. It draws from William Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece to evoke notions of seduction, desire, unchained passion, and death.

Directed and choreographed by award winning choreographer Jasmin Vardimon, Pinocchio (Sat 27 & Sun 28 May) ends its world premiere UK tour at The Lowry. This adaptation of the classic fairy tale is based on the original book by Collodi and is performed by Jasmin Vardimon’s multi-talented dancers.

LISTINGS
Stepmother/ Stepfather
Date: Tue 9 May
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £14.50 – £16.50 (inc £2.50 bkg fee) Conc £2 off.
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m¡longa
Date: Tue 16 & Wed 17 May
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £20 – £28. Conc £2 off.
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Reunion
Date: Fri 12 May
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £17.50 – £19.50
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Symphonie Dramatique
Date: Tue 23 May
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £14.50 – £16.50. Conc £2 off (Selected performances only)
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Pinocchio
Date: Sat 27 & Sun 28 May
Time: 7pm. Sun 11am & 4pm.
Tickets: £16.50. Children £4 off. Family ticket £48
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