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+ Chhaya Youth

Thu 16 Mar 2023


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approx 90 mins


£12* (£10)* | £5* students/under 25s



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With a curtain raiser from Chhaya Youth

Experience dynamic, theatrical and beautifully crafted work by both established and emerging choreographers.

The University of Chichester performance company Mapdance, brings together 14 dancers, 3 newly commissioned dance works and a restaging of Gary Clark’s On Your Marks from 2020.

Gary Clarke | On Your Marks
On Your Marks takes its inspiration from the Dance Marathons of the 1930’s that spread across America during the Great Depression. Blurring the lines between theatre and reality, couples competing danced relentlessly for hours, days, weeks and sometimes months for a grand prize of fame and fortune. Bringing together Clarke’s theatrical movement style and wry humour, On Your Marks takes a close look at one of the most bizarre and desperate acts of human endurance.

Seeta Patel | First Light
Choreographed by Seeta Patel, Artistic Director of Seeta Patel Dance, First Light creates fleeting images of the evolution of humankind and the collective. Drawing inspiration from Seeta’s dance roots in the Indian Classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, this exquisite work is detailed and intricate, emotive and layered.

Kay Crook | Winged Beast
Made by Kay Crook, Artistic Director of Chhaya Collective, the physically charged Winged Beast draws on the Greek Myth of Medea and the events that led her to seek brutal revenge on Jason. We observe a woman navigating the patriarchal structures that have cast her aside like a disposable object.
An explosive power play which asks the question, who is the monster?

Luke Brown | Let Us Know You
Choreographed by Luke Brown, Artistic Director of Luke Brown Dance in collaboration with Mapdance, Let Us Know You isinspired by Mihoko Ogaki’s Milky Way Sculptures which represent Life, Death and Rebirth. This work looks at the body as a galaxy, the boundaries and borders that surround us and the infinite space we live in.


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Explore more of our theatre and performance programme, and enjoy money off your tickets! Save £2 on each ticket when you book for three or more shows from our performance programme at the same time. Book any three theatre or dance shows and your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Not valid on £5 Student/Under 25 tickets.  

£5 Tickets for Students/Under 25s


mapdance is directed by Jerwood award winner, Yael Flexer (Flexer & Sandiland). The company adopts a broad approach to dance making and performance by working with established artists as well as diverse, established and emerging choreographers.


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