On A Mission

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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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If you're planning a dance festival can we ask one thing of you? Please leave it until the end of the year to launch the thing because if any more dance festivals get under way in the next few week then somethings going to give!

The Big Mission, organised by State of Emergency, is a bi-annual gathering of the best and the brightest black dance makers from across this small yet festival packed island.

Not content with simply having performances there will also be a basket full of master classes, debates (we love a good shouting match! Ed!), seminars and lot's more. State of Emergency say of this festival;

"The Big Mission Festival '08 is a unique three-day national and international dance extravaganza, packed full of cutting edge performances, master classes, debates and networking opportunities. Celebrating the range and diversity of black talent, this vibrant festival gives promoters, artists and dance enthusiasts the chance to watch, participate, create and discuss some of the best professional dance around."

Kicking off the whole affair is a speech by the former Olympic athlete and "star" of Strictly Come Dancing, Colin Jackson. Since we've never heard of him we shall move swiftly along.

Some of the folks presenting their work include; Irven Lewis Dance Theatre, Freddie Opoku-Addaie/Jagged Antics, ACE Dance and Music, Bawren Tavaziva and Bakari Lindsay and Karensa Louis.

If you want to know more then hit the link below and all will be revealed. The Big Mission runs from May 8th until May 10th in Swindon. Ticketing information is available from their website.

[ State of Emergency ]

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