Dance aces to perform show and run workshop in Crich

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I Wish Her Well is a Live and Local show that will be performed by Panta Rei Danseteater at Crich Glebe Field Centre on Saturday, March 11, from 7.30pm.

Four women, a collection of stories, several hour glasses, and a huge mirror. I Wish Her Well is a high-tempo and high-energy show from leading Norwegian contemporary dance-theatre company Panta Rei Danseteater.

This is an intricate performance, combining storytelling, strength and femininity, underpinned by an evocative sound score by British composer Nathaniel Reed that infuses the performance with melody and atmosphere.

The stories are the personal narratives of women from the families of, or with close ties to, the performers in the production.

These intimate, contemporary, and universal stories are told by women from different generations through both the soundscape and the dancers on stage.

The first act is based on the stories of four women closely related to the dancers - a highly personal experience.

The emotional second half derives from the diaries of a 16 year old - now 82. We will each be able to relate to the stories through our own experiences, whether recent, or in the distant past; that feeling of time rushing by, and of not being able to keep up.

As well as performing their show, organisers have secured funding for the dancers to run a workshop related to the main performance for children in school years five and six.

The company, who are all DVBS checked, will run the workshop in Crich Junior School during the afternoon, working with techniques they used to develop their own show.

The aim is to create a short performance which the children would give in front of an audience, as a curtain raiser to I Wish Her Well in the evening.

There will be a nominal charge for the workshop and evening performance for participating children, but organisers do need the children to be accompanied by a parent/carer to the evening performance. Contact 01773 853260.

This is a wonderful opportunity for youngsters to work with professional performers from another country, and to create their own show.

Panta Rei Danseteater has performed all over the world to enthusiastic audiences, whether dance aficionados, or those just prepared to take a chance!

Crich Glebe Field Centre is fully wheelchair accessible, with plenty of on-site parking. There will be a licensed bar, with light refreshments available from 7pm.

Call the box office on 01773 853260 or david@joylane.org.uk or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/273029 (booking fees apply)

Tickets in advance are £10 for adults (£7 for those aged 16 and under). On the door (if available) they are £12 for adults (£8.50 for those aged 16 and under).

Panta Rei Danseteater is one of Norway’s leading professional contemporary dance-theatre companies, known dance theatre performances that are accessible to a wide range of audiences in a variety of theatrical and non-theatrical spaces.