Avant Garde Dance Company offer Professional Masterclass in Hip Hop / Contemporary Dance : Mon 24 Oct 6-8pm 2016

Pushing the boundaries with hip hop and contemporary dance for dance artists, teachers, students and graduates

The masterclass takes place at Barbican Theatre on Monday 24 October 2016 from 6pm – 8pm and offers the chance to learn and develop with the professional dancers from Avant Garde Dance who are in Plymouth ahead of their final date in their Fagin’s Twist UK tour.

Masterclass spaces cost £10 (£8 concession)
Book at www.barbicantheatre.co.uk or call 01752 267131

Barbican Theatre’s Dance Director Jules Laville says,

“We are really excited to be working with Avant Garde to create this inspirational opportunity for CPD for members of the dance community in the Plymouth area. This truly is an amazing chance for them to intensively train and develop alongside these exceptional professional dancers, while they develop new performance and choreography skills.”

Fagin’s Twist is the first major production and UK tour by Avant Garde Dance Company since their highly successful music-inspired dance work The Black Album in 2012. Their performance at Barbican Theatre on 28 October is the final date in their UK tour.

Led by Artistic Director, Tony Adigun, Fagin’s Twist is an ambitious reimagining of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Taking the classic piece of literature as its starting point, Fagin’s Twist presents an evocative story of Fagin’s youth, corrupted by greed and worn down by poverty. Tony Adigun has directed and worked with a number of high profile artists including Cheryl Cole, Usher, Mel B, Janet Jackson and the late Whitney Houston, and adds a twist to Dickens’ classic to create a poignant, coming-of-age dance drama which draws parallels between Victorian London and the modern society we inhabit.

Tony Adigun explains why he decided to create this show;

“I have always been excited by the idea of retelling a popular tale. I wanted to add a mischievous twist that would play with, and challenge audiences’ perspectives of a much loved classic.”

Tickets for Avant Garde Dance’s performance of Fagin’s Twist at 7:30pm on Friday 28 October are £14 full and £11 concession (under 16s, students, disabled and over 60s) and can be bought 24 hours a day atwww.barbicantheatre.co.uk/performances, between 11am and 6pm on weekdays by calling 01752 267131 or in person at Barbican Theatre.

Photo credit: Rachel Cherry c/o Avant Garde Dance and The Place.