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Rural Devon: Dancing out of Isolation

Authored by projectassistant
Posted: Thu, 10/18/2012 - 1:12pm
2012 saw the launch of an unprecedented countywide project aimed at tackling one of Devon’s most prevalent social issues. But how has dance been a powerful weapon in the fight against rural isolation? In 2004 the Countryside Agency (which has now become Nature England since 2006) published a report entitled 'Breaking Down Barriers' which investigated the effects of rural isolation on many rural communities in Devon. Rural isolation is widely defined as the lack of access to vital public services, transport, jobs, training opportunities, education or leisure activities due to geographic,...

Royal ballet stars coming to Devon on rural tour

Event Date: 
27/10/2012 - 7:15pm
Venue: 
Stockland Victory Hall

Dance in Devon Presents: “Bespoke”

EAST DEVON Date: Sat 27th October Venue: Stockland Victory Hall Time: 7:15pm Box Office: Wendy Van Der Plank 01404 881207

A stunning performance interweaving dance and crafts, featuring guest performances from stars of the Royal Ballet alongside a local craft artist and dancers from the local community.

Former Royal Opera House associate choreographer Freddie Opoku-Addaie/Jagged Antics is bringing exceptional and surprising dance into the heart of communities across Devon.

As part of year long Devon Dance Compass project...

Jasmin Vardimon Company present Freedom

Event Date: 
16/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Award-winning choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells, Jasmin Vardimon returns to the Exeter Northcott with the world premiére tour of her hotly anticipated new work, Freedom. Exploring notions of what keeps our imagination free, this full-length dance theatre production promises breathtaking physicality with beautifully detailed characterisation. Powered by Vardimon's beguiling theatricality and provocative daring, Freedom will be performed by a versatile company of international dancers, fusing clever animation with live action and inventive set designs. Now a major force on...

Medea - a modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy

Event Date: 
28/11/2012 - 7:30pm to 01/12/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre
"If there's a God, which at the moment I DOUBT, I want you to curse him. If there's any justice, I want them - both of them - in a car crash." Her husband's gone and her future isn't bright. Imprisoned in her marital home, Medea can't work, can't sleep, and increasingly, can't cope. While her child plays, she plots her revenge. This startlingly modern version of Euripides' classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behaviour and how in today's world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband's infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime. The production...

Chris Packham Goes Totally Wild at Exeter Northcott

Event Date: 
24/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Although known first and foremost as an impassioned naturalist, the compelling and charismatic wildlife TV presenter is also the natural world's equivalent of a photo-journalist. Through his work he’s explored many habitats from Antarctic islands, rainforests, deserts, the Everest mountain range and the deep oceans. It’s these adventures which have afforded him the opportunity to capture some amazing images on camera – portraying the simple yet stunning beauty of the natural world. In Chris Packham Goes Totally Wild, the popular presenter will captivate audiences with his latest exquisite...

Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy at Exeter Northcott

Event Date: 
06/11/2012 - 7:30pm to 10/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott
New Perspectives Theatre Company and Scamp Theatre present Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy, adapted and directed by Daniel Buckroyd. It sometimes felt as though time had stood still on the family farm – swallows nesting in the eaves, the old Fordson Tractor quietly rusting in the back of the barn, Grandpa still tending his chickens – that is, until the summer his grandson finished school and came to stay, and the old man started telling stories of what it had been like on the farm when he was a boy. The compelling sequel to the award-winning War Horse is a moving account of the changing face of...

Lovers’ Vows (1795), a play in five acts by Elizabeth Inchbald

Event Date: 
18/10/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Northcott Theatre
A stirring romantic tale of past wrongs haunting victim and perpetrator This hugely popular play, written by Bury St Edmunds playwright Elizabeth Inchbald, is best known as the one which causes all the moral consternation in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. The cast of Mansfield Park will perform a rehearsed reading with the actors performing their character's roles as cast in Jane Austen's novel. The reading will be followed by a post-show discussion. Tickets: £8 with a £2 discount for concessions. http://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/

A Christmas Carol comes to the Barnfield Theatre

Event Date: 
06/11/2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
Ballet Theatre UK presents A Christmas Carol Join Ballet Theatre UK on a magical journey to the dark and twisting streets of old Dickensian London. Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny clutching old miser, his heart so cold and steely it cannot be softened by any amount of festive cheer. One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts, who show him there is more to life than work and money and slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of colourful characters, including Mr Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and the comical Mr Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol...

Hallowe'en EAT style... A Dark Victorian Cabaret

Event Date: 
31/10/2012 - 8:00pm to 03/11/2012 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
1889 saw the re-opening of the Exeter Theatre Royal after the tragic fire two years earlier. This Hallowe'en, Exeter Alternative Theatre presents a re-imagining of that auspicious night 123 years ago; an absinthe-laced cocktail of theatre, cabaret and burlesque. Expect a rollercoaster ride of frights and frolics, featuring Jack the Ripper in the Exeter Lunatic Asylum, The Origins of Dracula (the day Bram Stoker came to town), Lilly Laudanum, Dark Annie, the Phantom Juggler, Queen Victoria as you've never seen her before and a whole lot more! Welcome to Halloween EAT style... www.EATtheatre.co...

The Haunting of Romany Rye by Jane Bennett

Event Date: 
25/10/2012 - 8:00pm to 27/10/2012 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth
The highly acclaimed and innovative Nightshade Theatre Company bring you the premiere of this ghost story starring James Pellow Jane Benett and Janette Froud. Tickets: £12, performance at 8pm. Box Office: 01395 514413 http://www.manorpavilion.com

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