Danish Dance visits Sheffield for the first time

Sheffield Theatres is proud to welcome the critically acclaimed Danish Dance Theatre, one of Scandinavia’s foremost dance companies, March 1, 2 to the Lyceum Theatre.

Danish Dance Theatre presents a musically diverse triple bill: Enigma, with music by Mathias Friis-Hansen, layers powerful, beautiful and sensual duets as the dancers strive to understand each other. CaDance is an exciting testosterone-fuelled competition between five male dancers, driven by a live percussive score by Andy Pape. In Kridt (Chalk), an award-winning work from 2005 based on Peteris Vasks’s exquisite suite for strings Musica Adventus and the texts of Ecclesiastes, a man on the verge of death remembers his life, told by the people he has known.

This national tour marks the company’s 30th anniversary – for the last 10 years under the leadership of British-born choreographer Tim Rushton. Tim Rushton’s individual style and close collaboration with his dancers bridges many boundaries of style and technique to develop a unique ability to reflect the nuances of human emotions and relationships. Tim Rushton was born in Birmingham in 1963, educated at the Royal Ballet Upper School and danced with a variety of northern Europe ballet companies until the mid-90s. While a dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet he decided to pursue a choreographic career and quit dancing. Rushton quickly made his mark as a creator of modern dance using classical technique and was rewarded with a steady stream of choreographic commissions. In 2001 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Danish Dance Theatre and over the last 10 years Rushton has transformed DDT into a multi award-winning company.

Danish Dance Theatre perform on the Lyceum stage in Sheffield on Tue 1 and Wed 2 March. Tickets are available priced £14.50 and £17.50. To book call Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or visit the website at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.