We host our first-ever Tweet Seats!

Press & PR Assistant, Ben Wooldridge (@benwooldridge) writes…

In what is thought to be a first for a West Midlands theatre, we are very excited to announce that on the evening of Tuesday 28 October we will host our first ever ‘Tweet Seats’. Our selected ‘Tweeters’ will be bringing you live updates during the performance of Brazilian dance company, Grupo Corpo from a specially designated area of the auditorium – follow the updates as they happen with hashtag #BHgrupo!

Our invited Tweet Seat members will be sharing their immediate reactions as they see the show live in front of their eyes. The great thing about this idea is that spectators can share their thoughts as the show happens without having to wait until curtain down.

Get following our specially selected Tweet Seat reps NOW!
What’s On Magazine – @whatsonbrum
Birmingham reporters Polaroids and Polar Bears – @brumpolarbears
City newsletter IChoose Birmingham – @ICHOOSEmag
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xpress and Star’s Andrew Turton – @Aturton_star
Heart FM’s Steve Denyer – @steve_denyer
First Night Blogger Heather Kincaid – @heather_lj
and of course, @brumhippodrome

Tweet Seat members will be sat in a specially designated area of the auditorium which will not affect other audience members enjoyment of the production. They will also be provided with light-limiting Tweet Seat Boxes to eliminate any light in the auditorium from mobile devices. Other than those invited and sat in the specific area of the auditorium, the remainder of the audience are asked to observe the standard theatre policy of strictly no use of mobile phones during the performance.

Join the conversation from 7.30pm tomorrow night as the curtain goes up – #BHgrupo

The Best in the World…and only in Birmingham

Press & PR Assistant, Ben Wooldridge (@benwooldridge) writes…

International Dance Festival Birmingham is now well under way, bringing dance to stages and outdoor spaces across the city. One of the most exciting things about IDFB is that it brings some of the best artists in the world to the region and provides Midlands audiences to see stars of the dance world right on their doorstep.

Sylvie Guillem

Sylvie Guillem

Tonight, we welcome renowned dancer Sylvie Guillem, who the Daily Telegraph recently referred to as “ quite simply a dancer unlike any there has ever been”.  This is a huge coup for the city as Ms Guillem performs her only UK dates this year right here in Birmingham with her series of solos and duets in 6000 Miles Away. Whilst Sylvie Guillem plays on the main stage, the Patrick Centre will host a world premiere of a new double bill from the acclaimed Aakash Odedra Company with Murmur and Inked. Both performances then play tomorrow night (7 May) too – don’t miss your chance to see them!

Moving on into later in the week, Birmingham REP then plays host to groundbreaking Montreal circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers) with some stunning feats acrobatics and circus skill from Thursday (8 May), then this Friday we host yet ANOTHER World Premiere in the Patrick Centre with Company Decalage’s Match & Halfway to the Other Side.

This week is one of the most exciting in the IDFB calendar, don’t miss out. For full information check out www.idfb.co.uk and don’t forget to mark the incredible FREE outdoor spectacular, B-TOWN in your diary from Wed 21 – Sat 24 May.

 

Young male dancers take to the spotlight…

Next May we will host a a unique project that will bring together professional dancers and young male dancers from the local area and we want you to apply!

Matthew Bourne and the Lord of the Flies team

Matthew Bourne and the Lord of the Flies team

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures has created some of the most succesful dance productions of the last 25 years including Swan Lake, Nutcracker! and Sleeping Beauty. Now the team including Matthew Bourne will bring an extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s novel The Lord of the Flies to our main stage featuring a cast of New Adventures dancers amongst young, talented male dancers from the West Midlands.

Over the coming months we will be launching large-scale community outreach programmes to find the young men to be in the show. We are interested to hear from young men aged between 10 – 25 years old and no previous experience of dance is necessary. To apply or for more information click here.

Take a look at the trailer below for an insight into the production and click here to book tickets and for more info.

Lord of the Flies is a unique project that will bring together professional dancers from our company and young male dancers from the regions in which we will present the production.

Over the coming months each regional venue will be launching large-scale community outreach programmes to find the young men to be in the show. We are interested to hear from young men aged between 10 – 25 year old. No previous experience of dance is necessary.

– See more at: http://www.new-adventures.net/productions/lord_of_the_flies/getinvolved#sthash.fo51ZAar.dpuf