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Blanca Li Dance Company

Blanca Li Dance Company

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Critically-acclaimed director and choreographer Blanca Li brings her dance company to Nottingham Playhouse on February 13-14 as part of her first ever UK tour.

To create the show Elektro Kif, French-based Spaniard Blanca Li has drawn together eight award-winning dancers to conceive the first-ever theatrical presentation of the uniquely Parisian streetdance style Electro - a dazzling blend of breaking, disco, vogue, popping and locking - mixing it up with some theatre and contemporary dance. Accompanied by a commissioned score by Tao Gutierrez that mixes techno with electro house, afrobeat, sampling, and classical music Elektro Kif is a show about the hopes and fears, friendships, fights and rivalries of the all male cast, following them through a typical day at college.

Barely a decade old, Electro is an urban streetdance style that was born in the nightclubs of the south-eastern Paris suburb of Val-de-Marne, and is, it is claimed, the first new dance to come out of France since the Can-Can.

Blanca Li explained: “I love to be a witness to a new style... and that’s how I gathered eight electro dancers, most of them coming from Val-de-Marne where the first signs of electro style were born”.

The shows start at 8pm. Tickets are £8.50-£18. Call the box office on 0115 941 9419.