Some of the UK’s oldest forms of dance are brought bang up-to-date in an exciting new dance show touring the UK.
TGP is a fast-paced and innovative show bringing together some of the UK’s top folk, clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping, krump and beatbox. A body-popping Morris Dancer makes the mind boggle!
Think Riverdance with a false moustache and Stomp with bells on! say the promoters.The show, the brainchild of award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, in collaboration with Yorkshire Dance, sees a group of street dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub.
As the regulars arrive there is a clash of cultures that turns into a dance floor stand-off. The skill, speed and athleticism of the dancers on both sides soon wins the others over as the old and new are brought together in an exciting and dynamic dance-off.
Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance competitive Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls. Meanwhile house band, The Demon Barbers, takes English folk music on a new journey with friends Hip Hop, House, Funk and Ska and even says hello to Burlesque and Drum & Bass along the way!
Time Gentlemen Please! promises to do for English folk dance what Riverdance did for Irish dance and Diversity did for street dance, bringing some lesser known forms of dance into the mainstream.
Choreography is by hip hop and contemporary dance specialist Bobak Walker, who also appears in the show. Walker has danced with companies including Verve, Motionmanual and Masters Bboy crew.
The show is devised and produced by artistic director Damien Barber.
For tickets call the box office 01923 225671 or go online www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk