Neon Dance is an internationally recognised dance company that produces exciting collaborative work for the stage and screen.
Exploring the human empathy spectrum through movement, sound and set, Empathy features an international cast of collaborators from the worlds of contemporary dance, music and design.
Touching and emotionally charged, five dancers jostle for position – folding, lifting and balancing against one another as they navigate through an entangled web of behaviour.
It is the first evening length piece from female choreographer Adrienne Hart whose training included a scholarship at the London Contemporary Dance School at the age of 17. Since then she has gone on to work successfully as a choreographer both nationally and internationally.
In a series of behind the scenes footage being released in the run up to the show, Adrienne states that Empathy will ‘invite the audience to dig deep and try and associate with characters they see on stage they wouldn’t usually see in everyday life’. Touching and emotionally charged, Adrienne has created a piece which is both moving and visually stunning.
Image from Miles Hart Photography, taken in Neon's production week at Swindon Dance
As the first performance of the Spring Season at Déda, Empathy is also the launch of another fantastic schedule of events. This season a special offer has been included to save customers money when booking in advance.
A 20% deduction is offered when customers book Empathy along with three further upcoming shows. This includes the continuation of Déda’s Circus programme, with Circus Tsuica in March; a fusion of dance and physical theatre in ‘Dreaming in Code’ presented by 2Faced Dance in February; and a selection of vibrant, new, and diverse dance presented by EDge in ‘A New Generation of Dance Artists’ in April.