Sunday 3rd July 2016
Ticket Price: Free to attend
Success, but at what price? When positive aspirations give way to cut-throat ambition, the road to the top becomes a highway to hell. We harness a triad of eloquent dance, dextrous prose and animated signing as we spin a tale of avarice, vice and murderous malcontent.
Lady Macbeth recasts Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy in a contemporary setting. In this modern day account it is Lady Macbeth who finds her natural drive and motivations displaced. At the uncanny suggestions by an unlikely trio that a more glorious fate awaits her, she forfeits virtue and honour for a more meteoric career. Ballet, street, contemporary dance, Latin, poetry, prose and British Sign language for the deaf all intertwine in an epic story-retelling.
South West Dance Theatre is a Bristol-based collective that promotes diversity in dance through eclectic home-grown choreography drawing on a range of styles from ballet and contemporary to street, jazz and Latin. As well as performing to audiences in a range of venues from theatres to festivals, the company brings their fresh expressive dance theatre to a variety of subjects from the physics of light to Shakespeare. Previous work includes Dance of the Grimm Heroine, Fall from Grace and Light – from Big Bang to VJs. For Lady Macbeth we team up with Edson Burton as bard and Sandra Barefoot as our signer.