Close Distance revolves around the lives of four people brought together by where they live. An explosive, helter-skelter ride of dance and impressive contact work, speech, animation and visual projections that will grip you, tickle you, pull on your heartstrings and you ponder on your own life. You will, no doubt, recognise some of the characters you meet along the way and you just might catch a glimpse of yourself. Get ready to fly, tumble, laugh and cry with us. Let us comfort you with a smile and drive you up the wall with our loud music.
‘Our stories are echoes of your own’
11th May: Bridport Arts Centre, Saturday, 8pm: Book Online [Here]
1st June: Howden Park Centre, Livingston, 7:30pm: Book Online [Here]
20th July: Milton Keynes Festival Fringe, 4.15pm: Book Online [Here]
1st February: Swindon Dance. Box Office: 01793 601 700 or book online [Here]
4th February: The Artix, Bromsgrove. Box Office: 01527 577 330 or book online [Here]
6th February: Grantham Guildhall Box Office: 01780 763 203
9th February: Ravenstone Village Hall, Buckinghamshire: 07980 871677
16th February: The Studio, Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington Box Office: 01925 442 345 [Here]
20th February: Salisbury Arts Centre, Box Office: 01722 321744 [Here]
22nd February: Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax Box Office 01422 349422 or book online [Here]
28th February: Hat Factory, Luton. Box Office: 01582 878100
15th March: The Venue, Walton High, Milton Keynes Box Office: 01908 677954
22nd March: Liskerret Community Centre, Liskeard Box Office: 01579 340307
23rd March: St. Ives Guild Hall, St. Ives Box Office: 01736 796297
19th April: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton Box Office: 01902 321321
23rd April: Pound Arts, Corsham Box Office: 01249 701628
Artistic Director: Helen Parlor, Producer: Charlotte Gregory
Dancers: Noam Frank, Michael Spenceley, Chris Bradley, Becca Thomas and Sioda Martin
Composer: Nathaniel Reed, Photographer: Legge
‘It’s not very often I see a piece of physical storytelling that moves me in so many different ways. I loved it.’Georgia Munnion. Creative Projects Manager. Royal and Derngate, Northampton.
‘Brilliant and innovative physical language’Audience member, Bridport Arts Centre.
‘Helen Parlor’s work is always passionate, in both movement and energy and reflects the clear thoughtful, creative process with which she makes her work. She is a great example of todays’ new generation of dance makers creating work that has a real resonance in a real world.’Marie McCluskey MBE, Director, Swindon Dance