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Transitions Dance Company on tour in 2003

Transitions Dance Company embraces all that is new and exciting in contemporary dance. In 2003 the company present what is potentially its most diverse and challenging programme to date - an explosive mix of four new works especially commissioned from six choreographers performed by young dancers emerging into their professional careers.

Luca Silvestrini and Bettina Strickler - Soirée
The Artistic Directors of Protein Dance establish the etiquette of a high society cocktail party, but as the evening progresses events take a rather unexpected turn...

Ben Wright - For the feel of things
Influenced by the imagery of Marc Chagall, this piece takes place in a dream like setting, and explores the mystery of human physical connections.

Richard Siegal - f(r)
The dancers engage in activities which are intended to intrigue the watcher without giving away the movements’ meaning or function.

Cristian Duarte and Shani Granot - From this moment on…
This simple/complex dance work exposes the roughness and complexity of ‘myself’, it uses no masks and no make-up - watch with no pre-conceived ideas.

Plus the company revive Henri Oguike’s Brightside (2002), an example of the award-winning choreographer’s vigorous and intricate sense of musicality.

Transitions Dance Company has toured extensively to more than 129 venues across the world and in 2003 will tour throughout the UK and to venues in Asia and Europe.

2 April Millfield Theatre, Edmonton 020 8807 6680

9 April Roses Theatre, Gloucester 01684 295074

30 April Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 029 2064 6900

14 - 16 May Bonnie Bird Theatre, London 020 8469 9500

22 May Darlington Arts Centre 01325 486 555

6 June MacRobert, Stirling 01786 466666

22 June – 3 July Tokyo and Japan tbc

9-10 July Jersey Arts Centre 01534 700 444

For further information about Transitions Dance Company visit


Notes to Editors

Transitions Dance Company, supported by the expertise of Laban, offers a wide range of workshops, lecture demonstrations and master-classes as part of its commitment to the encouragement and education of young people in the field of dance.

Former Transitions Dance Company dancers have performed in professional dance companies in the UK and overseas, including: Adventures in Motion Pictures, Alias Compagnie, Siobhan Davies Dance Company, DV8, Rambert Dance Company and Random Dance Company.

Transitions Dance Company are based at Laban – Europe’s leading institution for dance artist training. In February 2003 Laban opened a new building on Deptford Creekside designed by Tate Modern architects, Herzog & de Meuron. Laban’s facilities include a 300-seat theatre, 13 dance studios, 100-seat lecture theatre, dance health and Pilates-based body conditioning facilities, café and theatre bar.

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