Dance@Salford Festival

Dance@Salford Festival

By New Adelphi Theatre

Event Time Thu 19th May at 7:00pm-Fri 20th May at 9:00pm
Event Location New Adelphi, Salford
Event Price £3.00 - £10.00 + Booking fee (see below)
Age Restrictions Age restrictions: 12+

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Dance@Salford Festival

Please join us for two evenings of exciting, original devised dance works from our Third Year BA Dance students and MA Choreography students. Each evening guarantees an eclectic mix of theatrical, athletic, playful, emotional, experimental and digital dance works, showcasing the creative talent of our students.

Students from across our industry-focused programmes will be performing over both nights in dance styles from Contemporary and Traditional Folk to Hip Hop and Rave.

The evening will also include a new outdoor sited work from our First Year students, choreographed in collaboration with Sarah Lockwood.



Warnings: Suitable for ages 12+. Contains haze, strobe, flashing lights, emotional triggers (themes of coercive control), references to illegal substances, unsettling atmospheres and loud music.

Admission: Pay What You Can

Please note all bookings come with 50p booking fee.

Pay What You Can is an ‘honesty box’ for the theatre. We and the artists will continue to programme and produce high quality events and ask you to pay what you can afford.

As a guide, for those in full time employment we would appreciate you paying between £5 and £15. We also understand people's income can be precarious, hence the lower price options. All revenue from ticket sales for events at New Adelphi Theatre will always go back to support professional artists, through residencies, commissions, touring work or for more bespoke projects where the student experience is enhanced through co-creation with arts professionals. We thank you for all your continued support.

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Thursday 19th May


MindOrbs - Level 4 Dance

This ensemble piece is drawn from the L4 choreographic workshop solos. The dancers took the stimulus of MindOrbs and energy transference and collated excerpts of their solo works to choreograph a new and exciting piece of work for performance in our outdoor amphitheatre space.

Choreography: The dancers supported by Sarah Lockwood

Performed by: Level 4 Dance Students

Music: Bicep Apricots, Hashuaka


SOUGHTED Emily Cramby and Charlotte Trask

Watch the watched and seek the sought as you join us on the ultimate game of hide and seek.

Explore the grounds of New Adelphi Theatre in search of our digital dance trail, Soughted; a series of dance films that explores the eerie feeling of being watched, and those endless seconds before being caught.

Dynamic and considered, Soughted accumulates in a live performance, bringing into the question who is seeking and who is sought.

Produced by: Charlotte Trask and Emily Cramby

Performed by: Charlotte Trask, Chloe Smith and Lucy Wiswould-Green

Videographer: Tia Butterfield

Music: Daniel Poppinger

Warning: This piece will contain use of haze and strobe


LOVE BOMBChloe Miles and Stephanie Blood

Love Bomb examines the emotions of a once perfect relationship. Inspired by Dance Theatre, this piece includes spoken word, gesture and repetition; reliving, reacting and responding to the instable emotions from bliss to break.

Performed by: Kat Rudge, Annabel Saunders, Chloe Miles, Stephanie Blood

Choreographed by: Stephanie Blood and Chloe Miles

Music: Halo of Honey - Hilary Hahn; Hausachka - Shatter; Seven - Poppy Ackroyd

Poem: Stephanie Blood

Warning: This piece will contain use of haze.


LOUD - ENERGY - Maisha Kungu

After the encasement of stillness, comes the release of movement.

Pressure, subjugation, catharsis, joy, and peace, are sensations that inhabit my felt experience of movement.

What do they look like on my body?

How do they feel flowing through my body?

And most importantly what do people mean when they say…

“Oh my god, you have so much energy!”

Come with me on a remembered journey from then to now, as I explore, play, and re-experience memory fragments, through physical movement and embodied states. Our bodies archive our history within our living flesh. This solo is an unearthing and re-examination of previous experiences, repositioned in the light of new knowledge, in the spirit of positive reframing.

How do we find home?

For me, home is an experience within the body.

Home is acceptance.

I first found home in noisy places.
Choreographed by: Maisha Kungu

Performed by: Maisha Kungu

Music: Hammerhead (feat. Mai Lan) - Dance or Die Program (feat. Irah) -Chase & Status RTRN II JUNGLE On A Ragga Tip (Original 12" Mix) -XL Recordings: The First Chapters Seen and Not Seen -Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light

Warning: Indirect references to illegal substances. This piece will contain use of haze and strobe


WHEN OPPOSITES COLLIDE - Xristos Xristofides and Liam Ludgate

A community of people exist in a dreamlike world of freedom. When their freedom is taken away from them by a higher power and their lives become controlled, rebellion follows.

Will balance be restored?

Choreographed by: Xristos Xristofides and Liam Ludgate

Performed by: Xristos Xristofides, Liam Ludgate, Chloe Miles, Lucy Hillier, Lucy Wiswould-Green, Alice Taylor, Max Ashbrook, Mia Luconi, Emma Hawthorne, Andre Chandler

Musical Collaborators: Phivos Stavrou (Violinist)

Music: Life - Ludovico Einaudi, 02 Ants - edIT, Το τραγούδι του χειμώνα - Διονύσης Σαββόπουλος, Prituri Se Planinata (Remix) - Stellamara, Torn Redux - Nathan Lanier, Thunder - Nuttin But Stringz, BORN READY - Zayde Wolf

Warning: This piece will contain use of haze and strobe



BEFORE THE EPILOGUE - Gemma Chapman and Holly Hook

What once was a journey down the rabbit hole meeting an array of curious characters and peculiar creatures, is now a realistic outlook of Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. Embarking along this path, we see her perspective of overcoming life obstacles in a world of chaos and illogic, eventually emerging into adulthood.

Through narrative and imaginative play, choreographers Holly Hook and Gemma Chapman strip away the fundamentals of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland in the aims of portraying the story in a different manner and perspective. By delving into the themes and emotional portrayal of the story and adding elements of play to the stage, an imaginative and innovative atmosphere has been created, unfolding the story you once knew into a new, abstract, and enlightening piece of work.

Choreographed by: Gemma Chapman and Holly Hook

Performed by: Gemma Chapman, Georgia Brown, Holly Hook, and Molly Kyte.

Music: Alice in Wonderland - Danny Elfman, NR Off - Happa and Pete Martell, Breathe - Drew Mantia, Everything Must Change - Olafur Arnalds, Sand - Nathan Lanier, Finale - John Paesano, Drinking from the Well - Stefan Jos

Warning: This piece will contain use of haze and strobe


THE GAME - Ilona Browne and Luke Whip

Inspired by childhood games and the human drive for competition, seven people try to build connections and relationships through playful interaction in a shifting environment. We are all racing ahead but are always behind. There must be a winner but how do we decide? What does it mean to win anyway?

You are now playing the game; the aim of the game is to forget you are playing. Every time you remember you are playing the game you lose. You will play this game for the rest of your life.

Choreographed by: Luke Thomas Whipp and Ilona May Browne

Performed by: Amber Parkinson, Christopher Ratcliffe, Ilona May Browne, Kat Rudge, Lucy Wiswould-Green, Luke Thomas Whip, Maddie Robinson

Music: 'Heptapod B' - Johann Johanson 'Drive Away (End Title)' - Thomas Newman, 'Wrench and Numbers' - Jeff Russo, Run' - Ludovico Einaudi



Friday 20th May

MindOrbs - Level 4 Dance

This ensemble piece is drawn from the L4 choreographic workshop solos. The dancers took the stimulus of MindOrbs and energy transference and collated excerpts of their solo works to choreograph a new and exciting piece of work for performance in our outdoor amphitheatre space.

Choreography: The dancers supported by Sarah Lockwood

Performed by: Level 4 Dance Students

Music: Bicep Apricots, Hashuaka

SOUGHTED - Emily Cramby and Charlotte Trask

Watch the watched and seek the sought as you join us on the ultimate game of hide and seek.

Explore the grounds of New Adelphi Theatre in search of our digital dance trail, Soughted; a series of dance films that explores the eerie feeling of being watched, and those endless seconds before being caught.

Dynamic and considered, Soughted accumulates in a live performance, bringing into the question who is seeking and who is sought.

Produced by: Charlotte Trask and Emily Cramby

Performed by: Charlotte Trask, Chloe Smith and Lucy Wiswould-Green

Videographer: Tia Butterfield

Music: Daniel Poppinger

Warning: This piece will contain use of haze and strobe




FEVER Amber Mitchell , Sienna Evans, Kieron Collins

Fever is a retro-futuristic take on 1980's ballroom and nightclub culture, highlighting selected individuals and their wish to express themselves freely and live out their fantasies and search for euphoria. The groovy piece heats up with themes of romance and phantasmagoria, bringing these individuals to a state of collective consciousness and solidarity where they let loose and dance the night away.

Choreographed by: Amber Mitchell, Siena Evans, Kieron Collins

Performed by: Amber Mitchell, Siena Evans, Kieron Collins, Amber Parkinson, Minty Fresh

Original Music Composed by: Adrien Dubois

Videography by: Ben Mcnair, Amber Mitchell

Warning: This piece will contain use of strobe




ASPHYXIAChristopher Ratcliffe and Chloe Spencer Carter

I would dream this every single night and it was terrifying but each time I managed to hide myself a little more it found me. I was in my own body, but I could also see myself as another person right next to me the whole time. I begin to wake up my body is frozen; I feel stuck in the gap between sleep and consciousness. A space that is supposed to be safe and comforting but something is wrong. Each time I exhale I sink further into the mattress, and everything gets heavier and heavier. The floor gives way beneath me, and I slowly sink headfirst, suffocating. I don’t know what is taking me, but I feel it’s presence behind me, underneath me. Except no matter how hard I try to run back; I was moving in slow motion and the figure was following me. I have no control of what is happening and again I accept my torture. Then I wake up.

Inspired by dream states, this work explores the uncomfortable and the unsettling drawing on real stories from the cast.

Choreographed by: Christopher Ratcliffe & Chloe Spencer-Carter

Performed by: Christopher Ratcliffe, Chloe Spencer-Carter, Amber Parkinson, Magdalene Robinson, Ilona May Browne, Lucy Wiswould-Green.

Music: The Alien - Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow, The Beast - Jóhann Jóhannson, Invasion - The Newton Brothers, Fools Rush In (feat . Frank Sinatra) - Tommy Dorsey, Chase Pulse/Chase Pulse Faster - Kevin Macleod, Running for our Lives - The Newton Brothers

Music Editing: Christopher Ratcliffe

Warning: strobe lighting, haze, loud music, unsettling atmosphere.



LOUD - ENERGY - Maisha Kungu

After the encasement of stillness, comes the release of movement.

Pressure, subjugation, catharsis, joy, and peace, are sensations that inhabit my felt experience of movement.

What do they look like on my body?

How do they feel flowing through my body?

And most importantly what do people mean when they say…

“Oh my god, you have so much energy!”

Come with me on a remembered journey from then to now, as I explore, play, and re-experience memory fragments, through physical movement and embodied states. Our bodies archive our history within our living flesh. This solo is an unearthing and re-examination of previous experiences, repositioned in the light of new knowledge, in the spirit of positive reframing.

How do we find home?

For me, home is an experience within the body.

Home is acceptance.

I first found home in noisy places.
Choreographed by: Maisha Kungu

Performed by: Maisha Kungu

Music: Hammerhead (feat. Mai Lan) - Dance or Die Program (feat. Irah) -Chase & Status RTRN II JUNGLE On A Ragga Tip (Original 12" Mix) -XL Recordings: The First Chapters Seen and Not Seen -Angelique Kidjo Remain in Light

Warning: Indirect references to illegal substances. This piece will contain use of haze and strobe



SONA Veronica Delgado

A dualistic journey between anatomical movement and atmospheric sounds inspired by somatic approaches. The idea of tarantism; the uncontrollable urge to dance inhibits the dancer’s bodies throughout their experience of moving though time independent of external coordinates.

Choreographed by: Veronica Delgado in collaboration with dancers

Performed by: Faith Hiles, Iris Asmundardottir and Ophelia Guerin

Music: Forest Swords

Warning: Haze will be used in this performance.


ЛunitiДal/LUNITIDAL/ - Rusalia Ignatova, Magdalene Robinson, Amber Parkinson

‘ЛunitiДal’ /Lunitidal/ takes you on a journey of celebration and mysticism exploring the many cycles of life inspired by the Bulgarian Folklore of ‘Samodivi’. The word ‘Samodiva’ can be translated to ‘Pure goddess’ and is associated with divinity, beauty, power and water rituals.

Rusalia, Amber and Maddie have collaborated to combine contemporary dance with Bulgarian folk choreography; sharing a fiery energy between the dancers and audience members. The eclectic all- female cast alight female empowerment and the energy of ensemble work. Through the use of breath these dancers connect on a level that transcends above physical touch and expands beyond the stage

Choreographed by: Rusalia Ignatova, Magdalene Robinson, Amber Parkinson in collaboration with the dancers.

Performed by: Amber Parkinson, Rusalia Ignatova, Maddie Robinson, Rebecca Runchman, Veronica Delgado, Mollie Aspinall, Abigail Swingler and Emma Bryant.

Spoken word: ‘Dance of the Samodiva’ written and performed by Isabella Manning

Music: Misty light - Michael Wall, Gelis – Flak, The Watering – LVDF, Trap, Mome! - Oratnitza, On My Own - Michael Wall

Music Edited by: Thomas Shepley and Rusalia Ignatova


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