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Spain Meets Scotland Meets Yorkshire – A Dynamic Dance Experience

Leeds-based dance company, Slanjayvah Danza perform their new show at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton on 14th Nov.

‘6 Feet, 3 Shoes’ is a celebration of friendship, cultural exchange and history through dance, music and storytelling.  Telling the tale of three friends, how they meet and communicate without words.  Over time they learn exceptional Spanglish, find themselves dancing like an octopus (even across swords), using the word, “love” frivolously, yet eliminating their “false friends”, meeting family across the waters and wondering who the heck is “Gay Gordon”?

Rooted in traditional (TRAD) arts, set in a contemporary context, the piece is full of feisty rhythmical dance, cultural references and humour.

“Get ready for some fierce percussive dance, traditional foot stomping music, tender moments and a giggle”, says director and choreographer, Jen Wren. “We are absolutely delighted to be working with award winning folk musician Cormac Byrne who, along with the band, has really helped bring this piece to life.

“6 Feet, 3 Shoes is not just a performance, but an experience.  It is an opportunity to not only watch some incredible international performance artists entertain through dance, music and storytelling, but an opportunity to get up yourself and join in as we transition the evening into a ceildih/feria style party for all.”

Now in their 14th year, Slanjayvah Danza’s projects and productions respond to real life stories which resonate across generations and cultures, challenging perceptions and provoking thought and discussion across a range of social topics and geographical constituencies.

Sure to have your toes tapping and smile smiling, book your performance and post show Cèilidh tickets at www.slanjayvahdanza.com/6f3s

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