A brand new boundary-blurring performance from award-winning company Probe

Following their successful two-week run at London’s vibrant Soho Theatre in February, Probe are now embarking on their international spring tour, bringing new dance theatre work Running on Empty to Déda on Friday 14 March at 8pm.probe.jpg

Running on Empty brings togeth Probe’s Artistic Director and award-winning dancer Antonia Grove (twice Critics Circle and Time Out National Dance Awards nominee) and an extraordinary team of creative collaborators as to present a unique evening of dance, text, live music and a cast of three exceptional performers.

Running On Empty is the story of a man, a woman and their encounters over time - travelling through dreams, fears and jagged memories. Humorous and sometimes devastating, Running On Empty journeys from a woman’s loss of her lover through her struggle for a future and the emptiness she must overcome to survive

Probe Artistic Director Antonia Grove said: "I look to combine my love of dance, spoken word and music and to find ways that those elements can exist together effectively in harmony and discord. With Running On Empty we look at human resilience after loss, our fears for the future, and our survival of the present -- from the dark and surreal world of dreams to the intricate and sometimes absurd nature of our daily human interactions."

Probe is a dance-theatre performance company founded in 2004 by Antonia Grove and Theo Clinkard. Since 2008, Antonia has continued to develop projects for Probe as sole Artistic Director. Probe continues to search for new and interesting ways to integrate dance, text and song, using this combination of art forms to tell a story.

Probe presents Running on Empty at Déda on Friday 14 March at 8pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession). Tickets can be booked by visiting www.deda.uk.com or calling the Box Office on 01332 370911.


Notes to Editors:

For images, interview requests, press tickets and press enquiries, please contact:

Helen Dawson, Marketing and Programming Officer

T: 01332 370911
E: h.dawson@deda.uk.com


Listings Information

Friday 14 March 8pm

Running on Empty

Presented by Probe

Tickets: £10 (£8 concession)

£5 for school, student and youth groups


Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU

Box Office:    01332 370911

Website:        www.deda.uk.com



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.

About Arts Council England

The Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk