New season at Riley Theatre - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Friday 20th September 2019, 10:13am New season at Riley Theatre


We're excited to launch our autumn season of shows at Riley Theatre, featuring vibrant performances from emerging artists and internationally-acclaimed choreographers. Highlights include:

Guy Nader & Maria Campos | Time Takes the Time Time Takes

Inspired by the swinging motion of a pendulum, dancers are suspended in time in this hypnotic and highly physical work by acclaimed artists and B-motion Prize winners Guy Nader & Maria Campos.

Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm


Northern Connections 19

Lizzie Klotz, Madeline Shann and Akshay Sharma present the innovative works they have created over the course of NSCD’s Northern Connections, a development programme which supports the North of England’s most promising emerging choreographers.

Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm


Candoco Dance Company | Double Bill

Candoco created a sensation last year when it became the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing. Renowned for creating acclaimed and cutting-edge work, Candoco brings a double bill of dramatic choreography by Yasmeen Godder and Hetain Patel.

Thursday 17 October, 7.30pm


Tom Dale Company | Step Sonic

The sounds of breath, bodies colliding and feet hitting the floor are sampled live to create the score of this visceral new work by celebrated choreographer Tom Dale. Using custom-made instruments, Step Sonic is a tribute to electronic music’s impact on contemporary culture.

Thursday 7 November, 7.30pm


Miranda Tufnell | Pneûma

Collaborating with musical and visual artists and drawing on her experience working as a body therapist, Miranda Tufnell creates an immersive performance about life and breath. Miranda is the respected author of Body, Space, Image.

Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm


Protein Dance Company | The Little Prince

Brought to life using Protein’s award-winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word, The Little Prince reimagines the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Directed by Luca Silvestrini, who The Guardian described as ‘the sharpest of comic choreographers’, Protein won Best Independent Company at the 2011 National Dance Awards.

Saturday 23 November, 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Sunday 24 November 1.30pm


New Ground

Witness the next generation of dance artists in this diverse, cutting-edge triple bill. Full of technical physicality and improvised raw power, see three distinct works made for and with NSCD’s dancers by leading choreographers Barnaby Booth, Anton Lachky and Yukiko Masui.

Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 December, 7.30pm


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