SPRINGS DANCE COMPANY will be performing BREAD OF LIFE
11th APRIL 2019 at SKAINOS (Newtownards Road, Belfast)
I'm so delighted that London-based Springs Dance Company will be bringing BREAD OF LIFE to Northern Ireland after multiple successful tours all over the UK. I created the work for them in 2008. It was my first 'in the round' full-length creation. The audience feedback has blown me away year after year, and I have longed to bring it here. Now, after receiving some generous donations that help make this possible, the company can finally come and perform.
SO, WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
Springs Dance Company makes work that is motivated by and expressive of the Christian faith. Bread of Life is a piece that is inspired by the first Easter but is set in our time, unravelling the deeper meaning of the meal that is taking bread and wine, something that is still such a central part of the Christian tradition (known as Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper or Eucharist). It is shown as a meal that Jesus prepares and invites people to, rather than the other way around, and there are many varied responses to the invitation as some find it easier to come than others. Even though people are interested initially, they get either distracted or caught up in the routine of the ritual, and the ever-present Jesus is no longer at the centre of their focus. Throughout it all, however, the character of Jesus is building a table in their midst. He meets them as individuals and also as a group, and eventually moves them to gather around it as a community of people, connected to him and to each other. The piece is both thought-provoking and uplifting. The human relationships, struggles and joys will intrigue and delight those who are new to contemporary dance as well as those who already love it; from those closely linked with the Christian faith to those who have no strong connection as yet.
Tickets cost £10 and can be obtained from The Book Well, 27 Belmont Road Belfast BT4 2AA.
There are no tickets available from the venue, Skainos.
There is a 10% discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more. If you can't make it to The Book Well, please contact me through my contact page and tell me how many tickets you would like. I will then send you an invoice for the total amount. Your tickets can be either posted to you or collected on the night.
DRB discount: If you are a member of the Dance Resource Base, there is a 10% discount for you. Please mention your membership number when contacting me (via the contact page) and I will make sure the discount is applied.