Dance company Gracefool Collective returns to Riley Theatre at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance on 28th September for Northern Connections – a triple bill profiling up-and-coming choreographers.
Describing themselves as makers of ‘post-intellectual-pseudo-spiritual-feminist-comedy-dance for the modern day’ the four-woman company has been making waves on the Yorkshire dance scene and across the UK ever since they graduated from NSCD in 2013.
The group performed its original work ‘This Really Is Too Much’ recently at the Edinburgh Fringe, where they as part of the ‘Underbelly Untapped‘ season – a raucous, provocative and funny performance exploring the absurd realities of life as a young woman today.
Northern Connections, a professional development scheme for emerging dance artists, presents an opportunity for the Gracefools to create a new work that wrestles with the idea of ‘twosomeness’ or ‘coupling up’.
In addition, the Northern Connections showcase will feature the creative duo 70:30 Split, and choreographer Joseph Reay-Reid. Each will have just three weeks to create a new work. Audiences can expect playful physicality, sharp writing and arresting characters.
Northern Connections is at the Riley Theatre at NSCD on 28th September, 7pm. Tickets are available from 0113 219 3018 or online at rileytheatre.com