Acclaimed chorographer Gary Clarke returns to the stage with new dance production Wasteland, created to mark the 25th anniversary of the demolition of Grimethorpe Colliery and 30 years since the birth of UK rave culture.
After a 1994 study announced Clarke’s South Yorkshire home village of Grimethorpe as one of the poorest in Europe, he wanted to produce a dance piece to convey the bleakness facing a generation through the collapse of Britain’s mining industry, whilst showing how rave simultaneously provided hope, escapism and welcome belonging within the subculture.
On the back of previous production COAL’s success, dancer Alistair Goldsmith leads the dance trope which will feature brass musicians on stage, specially selected to be local to the tour venues.
To read about the background of the production in more detail and for ticket information, check out the link below.
Tue 12 and Wed 13 Nov, The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen’s Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP, 7.30pm, tickets on sale soon, www.wastelandtour.co.uk
- Kate Holmes
- Published on:
- Fri 17 May 2019