Anthony is a regular at our Ballroom and Dance Gold classes and also enjoys Performance Poets in the CUBE café|bar.

POETRY_night_poster_Jul-October_pdf.jpg

A regular class and show attendee, our blogger Anthony reviews Hercules - A Dance Cabaret performed at Derby Theatre in collaboration with Déda, New Art Club, Dance4, Derby Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse.

The Characters

Pete Shenton (New Art Club) as Hercules

Tom Roden (New Art Club) as Greek Announcer

Bird Group

Hydra Group

Folk Group

Avis Cockbill

Janine Fletcher

Tina Tuomisto

Hercules announces 'We have dancers ready!' Greek tries his poems to announce his stories but Hercules stops him!

We will have to make the stories together with Disco! Grease plays from film, of same name. Lion enters, they fight Hercules, skins Lion. There are 12 tasks to tackle:

Greek tries poem again. Hercules beheads hydra BUT one head won’t go so the Greek takes her back to the dressing room! The Hind appears with gold antlers! Here Hercules plays a game - when he says close eyes audience do. And open! He tries to sneak up on Hind after several attempts, he takes the antlers. The stables – folk dancers dance and tread in the muck. A bullfight but the hog appears - it’s not now. Hog gets out a water gun attacks audience! It’s not now; it’s in the second half. Make yourself into the monsters, ‘Growl!’ he tells the audience. The Belt – hula hoop x4 then x20 what a way to spin a giant hula hoop! Dance Tina Dance!

What a load of chickens, it’s the bird! The Blues Brothers song! 4 groups of 4. The Gold Apples - play the throwing game. Don’t let him eat the gold apple! We’ll call him King Tom! It’s the horse man eaters and now close your eyes and we’ll play the game again. Open! The Bee song, the cattle Buzz Bum Buzz Bee! And now the whole cast on stage but the 3 headed dog has been forgotten so Hercules beheads him.

Overall Hercules was determined to have his disco; cunningly folding it into the Greek stories – he was having none of their nonsense. The Greek stories were ace and the show was fab! With disco, animals, and myths – roll on the next show!

Hercules-RED.jpg

To find out more about upcoming Hercules showdates go to www.herculestour.co.uk

Greek Poem

Written by Anthony M

Shirt of tunic

Behind steel swords

a Song into Hercules

a Bird

Flesh of Man song

Roam-cattle gather

Storm Storm

Bee Song

Nobody come to play

Bite Bum Buzz Friend

Itchy Bit Sisters

Walk like an Egyptian! Walk under the Apple Tree!


For more dancing and disco join SpiltMilk at Déda on Saturday 20th June at 7.30pm.

spiltmilk-featured.jpg

If you are interested in contributing to our blog (writing reviews, features and news stories), please contact Heather Gunn at h.gunn@deda.uk.com - we'd love to hear from you!

Categories

Tags

FORMAT  young people  ballroom  Graphic Designer  health,   contemporary  SNOW  AGM  Print  john mcdonald  artist  expansion  social dancing,   Dance Development  Derby Arts  Children and the Arts  DYDC  Summer  Photography  Heritage  projection  New Year New You   Alice Vale  BSL interpreted  NCCA  Studying  Baby Shower  Planning  Dance Career  Marilyn Monroe  business  Danni Chell   Dance Development and Learning  ACE Dance and Music   Wendy  office  Ashtanga  Dance4  drawing  event  Sky Academy  STEM   Productions  Creative Living,   Degree  interview  NCCA  jive  Choice  hubbub  BA Dance  QUAD  Déda Bloggers  Brochure  Zumba  actor  art  Vale  sara brighty  Derbyshire   Relaxation  dancer  training  Web Developer  relaxed performance  Students  photo  Exercise  dance,   December   Hercules  Simon Armitage  mindfulness   Leah   development  café  New Year  class   Autumn  Dance Active  Outdoor Performance  Strictly  variety  Higher Education  Studio  Wellbeing  flamenco express  work experience  Performace  mood,  meeting  Circ Bizerk  Nightclub  artcore,   update  Hydra  Emma  Dancing,   Juliet and Romeo  Blog  feedback  dementia  facilities  Victoria Brown   Stress  celebration  vintage  Plymouth  family  Stopgap  storytelling  dyslexia  Book Club  Arts Award  Aakash  Arts Council  depression,   Illuminos  Career  Shakespeare  commercial  STEAM   CUBE  Journalism  student  education  apprentice  An Evening with the Siddiquis   New Art Club  Routine  InCompany  Arts  Greek  RnB  Charity  club  Bounceback  Coordinator  hardy group  funding  Hen Party  social isolation  National Centre for Circus Arts  offer  cabaret  New Dimensions  anxiety,   network  Ben Spiller  social media  India Festival  birds  BBC  The Siddiquis   partner  Cultural Vision  Path  words  Back pain  Waltz  Audience  Plus One  Creativity  Adaire To Dance  research  Jasmin Vardimon  East Midlands  Regional  Classes  Projects   Meditation  Performances  Music  inclusive  study  review  Derby  acting  Social  University of Derby  party  Clare Brooksbank  Cha Cha  professional  Stephen Munn  comedy  fun  carnival  Residences   Déda  Lydia Atkinson   disability   Postural Stability Instruction   wedding  volunteer  Déda Refurb  digital  Michaela Butter  PSI   National Youth Circus Event  Circa Tsuica  Derby,  story  Hires  Derby Festé  Culture  Goals  Schools  Derby Dancing | Déda | Derby Dance | Dance | Heritage Lottery Fund | HLF | HeritageLotteryFund | Rendezvous de Dance | Victor Sylvester | Stork Club | Italian Club | Polish Club | Locarno | Locarno's | New Penny | Blue Orchid | Bell Hotel | The Clouds |   diversity  books  Poetry  Danish+  flamenco   veganism, acro, nikki&jd, dance, Déda, Derby  Casson and Friends  Déda Theatre  New Website  Ballroom & Latin  dance, placement  Hertiage Lottery Fund  Christmas  Clare Limb  ACE Midlands  dance for dementia  Discusssion  Just Imagine Working Here  siteline  celebrating age  Déda,   Workshops  START  September  Contemporary Dance  retro  group  Building work  Festivals  salsa,   Youth  Outdoor Events  outreach   National Lottery  University  placement  BA Hons Journalism,   Dance  Midlands  Déda Board  socialise  mythology  Ballet  Rock 'n' Roll  Stompers  choreography  Night at the Theatre,  Children and young people  Northern Soul  Derby University  vlog  management  Dancing  older people  All Dance  Fitness  lor bird  Celebrate  student, work experience   isolation,   Icarus  #dancetogetherlivebetter  Participation  Nikki and JD  Circus  Derby Book Festival  50s  Kathak  marketing  ballet,   Tender  Yoga  Acrobatics   Holly Noble Company   Website Design  Tour  volunteer, Deda, dance, arts, Derby, Derbyshire, marketing, 20 years  Shows  Artists  Rolls-Royce  Knot  visual art  disco  T42 Residency  Tutor  Fundraising   accessibility  New Year's Resolutions   Dance Together Live Better  Inspiring  ArtCore  Theatre  City centre    Soul  Developer  Foxtrot  free  Derby Theatre  Poetry Performance  performance  reading  learning  Poet  dance, dancers, Joss Arnott, Derby, Déda, Triple Bill   DJ  Salsa  Southbank  hula hoop  Fifties  Writing  regular  Performers  2019  Website Development  Udance  disabled  Competition  refurbishment  Website  corporate  food  Udancebythesea  Fresher  U.Dance  Sleep  News  history  Unviersity of Derby  Lost Dog  Deda  Course  accessible  Graphic Design  Community  Candoco