Double National Dance Awards nominated Rhiannon Faith Company’s new show holds a tender and honest mirror to society at the tipping point.
Enjoy a piece of gritty dance-theatre in Derby this month!
Although a live world premiere at London’s Barbican in June 2020 followed by a national tour was planned, DROWNTOWN finally hit the stage for the first time in late 2022. New dates have been added for May 2023, including one on Friday 5 May at deda, Derby.
Choreographer Rhiannon Faith’s show DROWNTOWN centres on six strangers, weighed down by individual darkness, who come to a deprived coastal land. Seemingly abandoned, there is no one to help but themselves. Stuck between the remains of a broken community and the vast bleakness of the sea, they struggle with isolation, shame and failed support systems.
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This gritty dance-theatre piece is a dark, uncompromising and moving, yet accessible, tender and physically stunning production to experience in Derby. DROWNTOWN continues the vein of gritty dance-theatre from this radical choreographer. The show uses autobiographical testimonials and text to give voice to the vulnerable and unheard in modern Britain’s areas of social deprivation. With tenderness and honesty, the show holds up a mirror to society at a tipping point.
You can watch the production at deda, Derby on Friday 5 May. Further information, including booking your tickets can be found here.
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