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Surge and Sub:version a double-bill by Tom Dale Company

29 February @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Surge and Sub a double-bill by Tom Dale Company

Bath Spa Live is excited to welcome the Tom Dale Company to the University Theatre, Newton Park with their latest double bill – SURGE and SUB:VERSION.

“A super-satisfying evening of dance. State of the art lighting turns the black box theatre into a fantasy world of boundless space and brilliant colour. Add dance to feed the soul, music to spice the mix, then sit back and enjoy.” Seeing Dance
THE ARTS DESK ★★★★★ 
“Immersive and genre busting….ingenious’
FINANCIAL TIMES ★★★★ 
“Brava and soon please – encore”
★★★★THE GUARDIAN 
“A mesmerising union of sound and movement”

Recognised internationally, Tom Dale Company leads the field in combining dance, electronic music and digital media, creating category-defying performances which reach into popular culture. The company’s latest double bill is back on tour in autumn 2023 and spring 2024 after critically acclaimed performances this spring. 

Opening the evening, SURGE is an immersive, audio-visual, genre-breaking performance for stellar soloist Jemima Brown, twice nominated in National Dance Awards 2020, including in Outstanding Female Modern Performance category. Brown not only dances but sings live, her voice pouring over a dark electronic score from British music producer ITAL TEK. Android-like in white costume and close-cropped hair, there is an unearthly quality to her presence within Barret Hodgson’s dazzling projections.

More grounded and earthy in comparison, SUB:VERSION is a deceptively simple, yet meticulously choreographed selection of ten dance sketches for four dancers. The piece, created to WEN’s album EPHEM:ERA, oozes effervescent physicality and musicality, weaving a hypnotic journey through an array of electronic music sub-genres. Laced with elements of hip-hop, popping and house dance, this is urban yet sophisticated choreography with a distinctive style.

Photo credit: Julian Hughes and Barret Hodgson