Commissioned by Without Walls and Watch this Space:
Red Shoes draws from the rich imagery provided by fairytales both grim and glorious. The dancers enter a forest of poles, a place beyond the ‘normal’, where strange things might occur, and strange people might live, the home of magic, imagination and ultimately transformation. The work explores themes of loss, journey, transformation, and uses dance, Chinese poles and other circus techniques to create a new playful outdoor dance work.
An early version of Red Shoes was shown as a very initial work in progress under the title ‘From Here’ with a presentation at the Liberty Festival in September 2010.
We created and toured the show in 2012 to Greenwich and Docklands International Festivals, Watch this Space, National Theatre, Hat Fair (Winchester), MintFest (Kendal) and Inside Out.
2013 tour dates are:
15th and 16th June – Bradford
6th & 7th July – Red Shoes at So Festival in Skegness
24th & 25th August – Birmingham
3rd August – Stoke-on-Trent
28th September – Derby