Barnsley Has Something To Dance About

South Yorkshire based female contemporary dance company return to Barnsley with their new project this May.

Spiltmilk Dance have been ‘sticking a big fat ray of sunshine’ into the world of contemporary dance since 2006. Committed to taking dance to the masses, the company have toured to village halls, community centres, town halls and festivals across the country. Co-Director Adele Wragg said:

“After taking our new show up and down the country, we’re so excited to finally be bringing Blast from the Past back home to South Yorkshire! There’s lots of brilliant dance being made across South Yorkshire and it’s great that The Civic provides opportunities for it to be shared locally.”

Yorkshire is home Northern Ballet, one of the world’s leading ballet companies and Yorkshire Dance, an organisation that has championed the value of dance and its development region wide for over thirty years. The Civic in Barnsley is proud to continue to this support of dance in Yorkshire through their artist development programmes and commission opportunities. In 2014, SpiltMilk Dance Company we selected perform in the Civic Scratch night; where companies can try out their new work for a public audience. Adele explains:

“There’s 65 dances in total so we had a lot of research to do, and part of this involved sharing some of the work in progress at The Civic back in 2014. This was so useful, to try some of the material out in front of an audience and find out what was working and what definitely wasn’t!”

SplitMilk Dance have since gone on to take their new show Blast from the Past on their largest tour to date. Using dance, theatre and interactive games the piece celebrates 65 years of British Popular Culture and has been described as a ‘Sheer Unserious Delight’ (Audience Member). Adele Wragg said:

“Blast from the Past visits music and memorable moments from every single year since 1952, including the toys and tracks we all remember, and the fads and fashions we might prefer to forget. The essence of the show is that it celebrates British pop culture; from hula hoops to shell suits and Tupperware to Facebook. We love pop culture and the way it gives us all common ground, so the show has a real celebratory feel to it and it’s suitable for all the family, so come join the fun!”

Blast From The Past is at The Civic on Friday 27 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 full price and £10 concessions. Recommended for ages 10+

For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.