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Joss Arnott Dance present PULSE!, a brand-new dance and live music experience created for the streets.

Performed entirely around a unique 3.5m high percussion wheel engineered by Rolls-Royce, this adrenaline-fuelled dance and live music production is a combination of rhythmical flare and heart-in-mouth choreography for all the family to enjoy.

For their first ever outdoor production, Joss Arnott Dance partners with a world class design team as a dancer and drummer explore the interplay between movement and music. Arnott’s athletic and unique movement language has been described as “exquisite to watch” (The Stage), “masterful” (Varsity) and “the perfect tonic for British Contemporary Dance” (Londonist).

PULSE! is supported by Without Walls and Arts Council England through Project Grants.

Commissioned by SIRF, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (with funding from the Leche Trust), Salisbury International Arts Festival, Pavilion Dance South West, DanceEast & Déda. With additional support from the University of Salford and Rolls-Royce.

Creative Team and Credits

Artistic Director – Joss Arnott
Choreography – Joss Arnott in collaboration with the performers
Producer – Phil Hargreaves

Composer – James Keane
Additional Music – Emma King
Performers – Emma King and Sean Moss
Set Design – Eleanor Bull

Set consultancy and Engineering – Rolls-Royce, Derby




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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2019
  • Length: 15 minutes
  • Performance area: 8m x 8m - smooth, flat surface area
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 3 hrs / 1.5 hrs
  • Number. of people on road: 4
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Audio Description, Relaxed performances, Other
  • Other access facilities: Performances can include a 15min interactive stay & play session with the cast. Relaxed Performance includes slightly reduced music levels, meet the cast opportunity 15mins prior to performance, explore the set & introduce the instrumentation and sounds to the audiences to ensure no load unknown noises. Audio Description can be provided in other languages.
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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