In the dance studio thus far changes have been completed with a degree of discretion, nipping to the Practice in Style shop changing room or the toilets. At the first full dress rehearsal this weekend, we had one changing room to use at the venue, which combined with the speed that changes need to be made, and a growing comfort among the troupe,led to our one male dancer being wholly accepted into the troupe.
It's not emasculating him, it's a strange compliment to his being such a gent that the girls all feel comfortable around him.
If you are fed up of cloudy, stuffy weather, then you really want to go to France, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, India, China, Brazil, America and Hawaii for a bright and breezy spectacle of dance!
We can't promise you sunshine, but you will get smiles, bouncy tunes, fighting, flirting, romance, Tina Turner, and Carmen Miranda with a hat full of fruit.
This show is all locally run and produced in Nottingham, from the costumes to the routines to the graphic design, so coming along also supports local businesses and artists in a time when many are feeling the pinch. The Nottingham Post has covered the show looking at this angle, and how it's a positive experience for the confidence of all the new dancers involved. See the article here!
Around the World in 80 Days is on at the Djanogly City Academy Theatre, Sherwood Rise on Saturday, June 22 from 8pm and at New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard on Sunday, June 23 at 4pm. Tickets are £12 (£8 concs).
Get your tickets for Nottingham here!
We'll also be in Birmingham as part of Birmingham Fest, at The Old Joint Stock Theatre, July 21st from 3.00pm.
Get your tickets for Birmingham here!
It may seem odd to find these on a website devoted to museums, galleries and heritage, but as well as visiting sites such as those, my spare time is taken up with dance . The Nottingham Dance Collective encompasses all dance from traditional Egyptian to modern street dance. For Around the World in 80 Days, I was asked to record some of those odd little moments that cropped up in the show.