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

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