21:00, AKROPODITI DANCE CENTRE
LEVANTES DANCETHEATRE – UK & GREECE
Meet Sandy & Bruno. They met in the Seventies and became an overnight sensation, but over time they’ve been washed up on the scrap heap and cruelly forgotten.
Now, they are opening the skeleton cupboard, dusting off old costumes and preparing for one final gig. Is this their last chance for fame?
With striking aesthetics and a rousing soundtrack, THE BAND is a quirky, glittering, humorous glimpse of Sandy & Bruno’s big come-back; the highs, the lows and their enduring relationship through it all.
This is a story about love, failure, tenderness and companionship told through awe-inspiring dance, theatre and circus.
Choreography: Eleni Edipidi
Duration: 60 minutes
“Absolutely wonderful!!! Incredible skill!” Audience member
“…theatrical close up magic” British Theatre Guide
Levantes Dance Theatre: Levantes Dance Theatre create bold, innovative work that tells human stories with flare and gusto. Their trademark visuals and stylistic choreography ensure a thrilling collision of physical theatre, dance and circus performance.
Funded by Arts Council England
Developed with the support of Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, as part of Progression (an Arts Council England funded project). Supported by Greenwich Dance and Jacksons Lane.
Eleni Edipidi (Artistic director/ Performer): Eleni is the artistic director for Levantes Dance Theatre. She choreographs, teaches and performs alongside Levantes. Her most recent choreographic work is SOHO, a production by Stufish and Sadler’s Wells. She is currently performing and touring with Tmesis theatre, UK AND Gossamer Thread Circus, UK.
Nathan Johnston (Deviser/ Performer): Graduated from LCDS in 2010, leaving the school early to work with Punchdrunk. Nathan has choreographed and performed internationally including Norway, Jordan and Canada. He has been working continuously with Jorge Crecis, Corey Baker, John Ross and DanceXchange. He is currently rehearsal director for ‘Bedtime Stories’ by Upswing and part of Ockham Razor’s the performance team for their new show.
Jenny Sullivan (Producer): Jenny Sullivan is an Independent Creative Producer based in Leeds, UK, championing artists who create bold and extraordinary new performance. Jenny connects artists and audiences to deliver high impact, galvanising experiences. Producer for Levantes Dance Theatre since 2014, Jenny specialises in development strategy and fundraising capabilities.
The piece has been performed at:
March Jacksons Lane, London
March ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton on Tees
March Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
March UCLAN, Preston
April The Albany, London
May Physical fest, Liverpool
June Artsfest, Wolverhampton
May International Black Sea Festival, Trabzon,Turkey.
June Basingstoke festival, Bassingstoke