Bookshelves are brought to life in magical dance theatre show Shhh!

c12-featured.jpgOn Friday 16 May, C-12 Dance Theatre presents Shhh! at Déda – a magical love story set among the book shelves of a library.

The set is mostly recycled from the New Barnfield Library, Hertfordshire, which sadly closed down in 2012 – Shhh! brings it gloriously back to life in an exciting and explosive dance theatre show.

Books flying overhead, free-running on moving shelves and falling in love – all taking place in a library!

Shhh! is a love story told over four seasons by five exceptional performers who tell a magical tale of a library which has closed down – but if the community comes together, can they save it?

C-12 Dance Theatre was last seen in Derby at Derby Festé in 2013, where they performed Trolleys – a quirky dance piece starring five shopping trolleys. The performance entertained hundreds of people in the Market Place and was one of the hits of the festival weekend.

C-12 Dance Theatre was founded in 2005 by Annette Lunette Deakin-Foster, Adam Towndrow and Nasae Evanson. The three studied at Middlesex University together and formed the company to create work which joins dance and theatre disciplines to deliver physical performances with strong narratives. The company’s work also focuses on engaging young people and local communities.

Shhh! by C-12 Dance Theatre is at Déda on Friday 16 May at 8pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession) and are available from the Déda Box Office on 01332 370911 or online at


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Listings Information

Friday 16 May 8pm


Presented by C12 Dance Theatre

Tickets: £10 (£8 concession)


Déda, Chapel Street, Cathédral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3GU

Box Office:    01332 370911




Déda (formerly known as Derby Dance) is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a dance-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, two professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar.


With a class curriculum of almost 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city.


Déda receives funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council.


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