Deep within a dense and overpopulated city centre, four characters find refuge in a long-forgotten backstreet named Cape Alley. Each night the group meet to create their own blissfully carefree world, turning Cape Alley into a gritty vaudeville that illuminates in a whirlwind of limbs, rhythmic rituals and playful sparring. The four begin to live on the fringe of delirium, as lines between reality and fantasy start to dissolve they find themselves in an illusory trap of their own making.
Cape Alley is an exhilarating and highly entertaining 20-minute dance theatre show that is designed with accessibility and portability at its heart. The show focusses on imaginative character driven storytelling through breath-taking virtuosic movement, all accompanied by a heart pounding soundscape which spans from Nick Cave to Eddie & The Showmen.
Choreographer: Sam Amos
Dancers: Sam Amos, Alex Rowland, Lewis Wilkins & Hugh Stanier
Cape Alley was commissioned by Dance Village at Bristol Harbour Festival, Pavillion Dance South West & Vivacity. Supported by Arts Council England and developed through Breakin\\\\\\\’ Conventions Back to the Lab at Sadlers Wells.