Oxfordshire’s first over 50’s dance company showcase its work in a curtain raiser for the professional dance performance of They Live Next Door

plus an exhibition of rehearsal photographs (from a 50+ photographer) and pre-show music provided by the Rusty Musicians (all over 50)

The Mill in Banbury will host a very special dance performance on Saturday 29 July.  A double bill will feature choreographer Ieva Kuniskis’ show THEY LIVE NEXT DOOR with professional dancers together with ENCORE, created with and performed by Remarkable Dance Company, formed at the theatre in March .

In this new company of 18 people, some ex-professionals and some of whom have never danced on a stage before, are two who are in their 8os, one of whom danced internationally with the prestigious Rambert Dance Company.

THEY LIVE NEXT DOOR is a physical theatre/ dance performance created for two male dancers by choreographer Ieva Kuniskis. It reveals the touching tender and sometimes gritty stories of neighbours, weaving memories, expectations and rituals of modern life.

Both shows are choreographed by Ieva Kuniskis.  Her aim is not to create professional dancers  but make the company to be the best they possibly can be. As Ieva said ‘ We have created a work that has real artistic merit, something we can all be very proud of.   We’ve taken inspiration from our experiences and tell a story through dance with a contemporary feel which is sophisticated and strong.’

Judie Wardman has taken photographs at several rehearsals  to prepare an exhibition dance images.  The foyer exhibition can be seen from  18 July to ….

The Rusty Musicians are one of several groups for the over 50s The Mill hosts in its commitment to provide opportunities and entertainment for all ages.

They Live Next Door & Encore is on

Saturday 29 July at 7.30pm at the
The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury OX16 5QE
Tickets: £12
Box Office: 01295 279 002 & www.themillartscentre.co.uk

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