• Dreaming In Code

Featuring choreography from Tamsin Fitzgerald and Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly

Music composed by Alex Baranowski and Angus MacRae

 

“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?” Alfred Lord Tennyson

Award-winning choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald and Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly present Dreaming in Code, an explosive, visceral, brand-new double bill performed by one of the UK’s most innovative male dance companies.

Featuring  a breath-taking collision of kinetically charged dance and theatre, with music by Angus MacRae and Tony-nominated composer Alex Baranowski2Faced Dance explore what the future could look like in this powerful and fearless work.

Exhilarating, heart-breaking, devastating and joyful, this is one not to be missed!

 

“A thought-provoking and delight-filled evening of dance and dance theatre.” British Theatre Guide

“Exciting, violent, hypnotic and strangely beautiful.” The Stage

“Deeply engaging, and hypnotic” ★★★★★ Three Weeks

“An Explosion of movement” ★★★★★ EdFest Magazine

“A real whammy of artistic ambition” ★★★★ The Herald

 

Dreaming in Code is supported with public funding through Arts Council England with additional support from DanceXchange and The Courtyard, Hereford.

Cast & Crew

DURATION

Approximately 80 minutes including interval

PREMIERE

The Courtyard, Hereford 15 January 2015

 

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“Deeply engaging, and hypnotic” ★★★★★ Three Weeks

 

“An Explosion of movement” ★★★★★ EdFest Magazine

 

“A real whammy of artistic ambition” ★★★★ The Herald

 

“The company produces stellar work that would influence any young dancer with need of an ambitious model.” A Younger Theatre

 

“Dreaming in Code is a thought-provoking and delight-filled evening of dance and dance theatre.” British Theatre Guide

 

“Men in black whirl like dervishes, stand under transforming lights, recharge, and power through the music’s electronic punctuations.” – British Theatre Guide on Lucid Grounds

 

“Lights out, and cacophony breaks loose: ‘I want to see this again’, ‘it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen’ … any dance performance that gets this reaction must be doing something right.” British Theatre Guide

 

“Eddie Kay created undertones of innocence, vulnerability and humour that left behind the common preconception this kind of cast may entail.” – LondonTheatre1 on milk night

 

“Striking lighting, set design and costume alongside movement which held the thrill of the full use of the body’s potential at it’s heart culminating in something that made me remember why I love dance.” LondonTheatre1 on Lucid Grounds

 

“It is exciting, violent, hypnotic and strangely beautiful.” The Stage

 

“The heroic dancers experience each other’s emotional states, drinking them in and responding dynamically to their cues. It’s an exhilarating piece, and the melodic yet gritty base-lined score by Angus MacRae and Alex Baranowski contributes to its seductive environment and overall tone.” londondance.com on Lucid Grounds

 

“What is so endearing about 2Faced Dance Company in Dreaming in Codeis that they seem such a great bunch of men: unpretentious, emotionally intelligent, decent, straight-talking and physically adventurous. Forget Billy Elliot, these young men are the really positive male-dancer role models.” londondance.com

 

“The company presents a combination of theatre and dancing where the athleticism, agility and unison dancing by the cast are admired.” Public Reviews

 

“Dreaming in Code, delivers on all fronts.” Hereford Times

 

“two contrasting pieces that offer all the excitement, innovation and food for thought that are the trademark of 2Faced.” Hereford Times

Audience Response

I had to drive a 230 round trip last night to see @2faceddance perform Dreaming in Code and it was worth every mile.

 

DREAMING IN CODE by @2faceddance is a #MUSTSEE! What a fantastic production full of diverse concepts and beautiful dancing! #Congratulations

 

@2faceddance were great tonight at The Courtyard, ‘Dreaming in Code’ is fantastic- well done guys.

 

Congratulations to @2faceddance for tonight’s premiere of #dreamingincode Lucid Grounds was breathtaking-dance dreams tonight for us!

 

@2faceddance as good as always with #DreamingInCode. Gone through all my emotions and only at the interval. #powerful & #reflective

Whilst on tour the company deliver a range of workshops to school, college, university and community groups. We also deliver CPD training opportunities for teachers, professional dancers and graduates including our open company classes. There are a range of open workshops available at theatre venues, for more information contact education@2faceddance.co.uk

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