Déda is proud to announce an exciting season of performances for Spring 2016.
Running alongside a programme of nearly 50 classes per week for all ages and abilities, Déda will present exhilarating performances from professional companies. And with the new Season Saver ticket deal, audiences can save up to 20% off the main events.
Opening the season will be the visually spectacular Neon Dance performing Empathy (28 January). Neon Dance is renowned for producing exciting collaborative work for stage and screen, and alongside five dancers and an original score, Empathy also features arresting laser light design in a touching and emotionally-charged performance.
In February, Déda hosts 2Faced Dance Company with Dreaming in Code (11 February), an explosive new bill of two contrasting pieces performed by an all-male company.
The first piece in the double-bill, milk night by Eddie Kay, explores what it might be like to live in a world without women.
This is followed by Lucid Grounds from award-winning choreographer and artistic director of 2Faced, Tamsin Fitzgerald. Lucid Grounds sees the dancers performing a futuristic piece which asks, Is what we remember the truth or a series of small truths pieced together to create a new event or story? And what would happen if we were able to directly experience each other's memories or dreams?
The crazy world of contemporary circus returns to Déda in March with the wonderfully bizarre Opus 7 by French company Circa Tsuica (4-5 March). As the performers play a joyous blend of ripping rhythms they show off their outrageous circus skills without dropping a note – or each other! A cocktail of funky brass beats and awe-inspiring circus feats, Opus 7 features music from local youth band Saxophonix from the Hot House Music School.
A New Generation of Dance Artists from EDge, the postgraduate performance company from London Contemporary Dance School is the final piece of Déda's Season Saver ticket deal. With influences as diverse as hip hop, ballet, comedy and theatre, EDge's company of 13 dancers brings a vibrant new programme to Déda, featuring four new works by Philippe Blanchard, Tom Roden, Joseph Toonga and Alexander Whitley.
To see more shows for less, call 01332 370911 to book for Neon Dance, 2Faced, Circa Tsuica and EDge as part of a Déda Season Saver ticket and save up to 20% off standard ticket prices.Also at Déda in the Spring:
- Shiny by Turned On Its Head (Friday 19 February) – a dazzling new show for children aged from 6 months to 4 years and their grown-ups.
- Interface 16 presented by Déda and U.Dance Derbyshire (23-24 February) – annual showcase of the best youth dance talent from schools and community groups across Derby and Derbyshire
- Arabian Nights... and Days by Shifting Sands Theatre Company (27 February) – a refreshing and imaginative take on the classic tales told by Scheherazade to the Sultan in One Thousand and One Nights
- Digitopia by Tom Dale Company (19 March) – an eye-popping blend of dance and digital technology for children aged 5+ and their families.
- Three Keepers by WinterWalker (23 April) – former Déda Artists WinterWalker return with a silent comedy blending inventive dance, original music and slapstick physical theatre.
For information on these events and much more, copies of Déda's Spring 2016 brochure are available from the Déda Box Office in person or by calling 01332 370911. Tickets for all events and classes can be paid for by cash, cheque, credit or debit card or online at www.deda.uk.com.
To read the Spring 2016 brochure online, please visit http://bit.ly/deda_spring_2016
To view a trailer with highlights from the new season, please visit http://bit.ly/deda_spring_2016_trailer
Notes to Editors:
For images, interview requests, press tickets and press enquiries, please contact:
Heather Gunn, Marketing and Audience Development Coordinator
T: 01332 370911
Déda, Chapel Street, Cathedral 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 and movement-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, three 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