The Rock is a coming of age story about a group of mischievous and adventurous children who hang out at a dark, eerie clearing called The Rock on the edge of town. The discovery of a mysterious map leads to a strange and thrilling encounter that will change their lives forever. Combining a range of contemporary dance styles with high octane acrobatics, and a sweeping soundtrack by Alex Baranowski (recently worked with Danny Boyle and The xx), The Rock is an exciting dance performance full of adventure, magic and exhilarating escapades.
MOKO Mix is a national dance partnership dedicated to opening the eyes of young people and their families to the power of dance. The new dance project starts touring in March 2013 at DanceEast with MOKO Mix, an exciting double bill of world premieres: The Suitcase Story and The Rock.
World Premiere: DanceHouse in Ipswich. 27 February 2013
Duration: 20 minutes
Reviews: “Enjoyable and Imaginative” The Stage
Wings of Desire
A love story bridging heaven and earth will unfold before your eyes in this outdoor spectacle, featuring the most amazing transformation of a Birmingham building ever seen. Angels gather on rooftops as the whole of Victoria Square comes alive with jaw-dropping circus acrobatics and exhilarating dance. Music resounds and surprises come from all corners as the intensity builds to the ultimate finale moment – a sequence of glorious technicolour projections, bathing the beautifully-restored Town Hall in magical moving imagery. Australia’s world famous Circa meets Britain’s urban hot ticket 2Faced Dance Company in this dramatic and awe-inspiring production, starring internationally-renowned film and TV star Goldie and featuring interactive performance experts seeper.
Screenplay by Wim Wenders, Peter Handke and Richard Reitinger
From Wim Wenders’ Film WINGS OF DESIRE
Adaptation by Alan Lyddiard
Collaboration by Tamsin Fitzgerald, Yaron Lifschitz, Alan Lyddiard, David Massingham and seeper
Commissioned by International Dance Festival Birmingham.
World Premiere: IDFB, Victoria Square, Birmingham. 16 May 2012
Duration: 50 minutes
Reviews: “The dancing is impressive” The Independent
Dazzling, daring and dangerous, eight acrobats will perform in, on and around a series of bathtubs in the all ages variety show SOAP. Fresh from Edinburgh via London, Berlin and Sydney Opera House, this splashing spectacle has captured the hearts of half a million people worldwide. With a pumping soundtrack of pop, blues and rock, the delicious cast of characters take turns to perform a stunning series of water-soaked acts to an eclectic soundtrack that includes the music of Mika, Sia, Tool, Gnarls Barkley and Goldfrapp. There's also SOAP'S very own gorgeous diva, Lithuanian opera singer Lina Navakaite. From contortion and straps to trapeze and aerial silk, the show includes moments of divine beauty - a captivating gymnastic performance on a bath ledge - to a humorous love story between two feet. A truly "cleansing" theatrical experience, SOAP demonstrates the beauty and strength of the human form. Fans of Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, 7 Fingers and Slava's Snow Show will love this show. If you only see one show this year, make sure it's ‘SOAP'.
Director: Markus Pabst/Maximilian Rambaek
Choreographer: Tamsin Fitzgerald
Producer: Circle of Eleven
Reviews: “An enticing mix of perfectly executed hand-balancing and aerial skills, foot-juggling, ball bouncing, acrobatics and dance” The Stage
“Bubbling over with invention…Fantastic” Metro
Watch This Space
A co-collaboration between Hofesh Shechter and Tamsin Fitzgerald for IDFB, 2008. Victoria Square is brought to life by live musicians, pyrotechnics , dancers and free runners in this outdoor spectacular.
World Premiere: 2 May 2008
Duration: IDFB, Victoria Square, Birmingham 45 minutes
Centre for Advanced Training
National Dance Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) identify children with exceptional potential in dance and develop their talent through pioneering programmes; creating and inspiring future generations of world class dancers and choreographers. Through the national provision of highly specialised training for young people, we cultivate artists at a critical stage in their development, in order to prepare them for entry into the world’s leading vocational dance schools and onto successful and rewarding careers in the arts.Various pieces have been created by Tamsin Fitzgerald for the CAT schemes in Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands and the East of England.