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Transitions Dance Company celebrates 35 years with brand new Triple Bill at Crewe Arts Centre

Trinity Laban’s leading student training company showcases dancers in three brand new works from established choreographers, in celebration of its 35th year anniversary. The Company will be at Axis Arts Centre in Crewe on Tuesday 7 March.

Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Transitions Dance Company’s 2017 triple bill showcases the next generation of contemporary dance performers from Trinity Laban with twelve MA students performing three brand new pieces from choreographers Cristian Duarte, Oded Ronen and Charles Linehan.

Since its beginnings - founded in 1982 by original Martha Graham Dance Company member Bonnie Bird - this pioneering company has aimed to bridge the gap between training and a professional performance career for graduate dancers. Transitions Dance Company gives company members practical experience of life in a touring dance company whilst simultaneously completing their MA Dance Performance. Past alumni of the company include distinguished artists such as Sir Matthew Bourne (New Adventures), Luca Silvestrini (Luca Silvestrini’s Protein), and Emma Gladstone (Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella).

& from Brazilian-born and based choreographer Cristian Duarte breaks with traditional conventions, leading to the performers exploring a particular relationship with the audience. Humorous, bizarre, off-centre and all set to an arrhythmic electronic score by composer Tom Monteiro, the piece twists and turns like a river being navigated for the first time.

Kintsugi is a touching and tender piece inspired by the Japanese art of the same name, involving repairing broken pottery with gold. Featuring new music from prolific dance accompanist Ronen Kozokaro, the dancers inhabit a broken, lonely and fragmented world, searching for reconnection and community.

Nothing but Time has emerged from Linehan's research combining choreography and drone technology in which shadows become significant. Absorbed by their patterns of action and changing relationships with others, the performers move with awareness and intricate precision as if both bound by and unaware of time passing.

Axis Arts Centre brings contemporary theatre, dance, music and spoken word to Crewe and surrounding areas. All shows are open to the public. The Spring Season is made up of performances, exhibitions and writer events over the next two months.

Event information and how to book tickets

Transitions Dance Company presents
Tuesday 7 March 2017 7.30pm
Axis Arts Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University - Cheshire Campus
Tickets: £8 / £5
Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes | Suitable for ages 11+

Book online:
Box Office: 0843 2080 500
Book in person: Axis Box Office is open 9am - 4pm Monday - Friday. (Please call to confirm on 0161 247 5302 before travelling)

Axis Arts Centre,
Manchester Metropolitan University - Cheshire Campus
Crewe Green Road,
Cheshire CW1 5DU

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