A thrilling world premiere presented by the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Locked down. Locked in. But living. has been created during the lockdown. This world-class triple bill of contemporary dance and ballet will see Studio Wayne McGregor, Northern Ballet and Gary Clarke join forces to create three new works exploring the theme of isolation.
Devised as a direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the international lockdown, the three companies have created three unique pieces for camera: two contemporary dance solos and a short ballet.
Bringing together three of the most extraordinary dance companies.
Featuring choreography by Jordan James Bridge (dancer Studio Wayne McGregor), Daniel de Andrade (Artistic Associate, Northern Ballet) and Gary Clarke (Artistic Director, Gary Clarke Company), this exciting site-specific collaboration will ignite spaces throughout the Grade II listed Lawrence Batley Theatre.
Each piece will be choreographed in isolation and video calling software will be used to communicate the choreography to the dancers. The original works will then be performed in the empty Lawrence Batley Theatre, where they will be captured for broadcast and screened to tickets holders to enjoy at home on their selected date.
This exciting site-specific collaboration will ignite spaces throughout the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
This dance commission follows the success of Lawrence Batley Theatre’s recently-broadcast production of The Understudy and their new online adaptation of Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’.
At a time when the industry faces ongoing struggles, and even though the Lawrence Batley Theatre remains closed, we applaud the theatre for continuing to find new and innovative ways to connect with their audiences. Bringing together three of the most extraordinary dance companies, with strong connections to the North, we’re looking forward to experiencing and connecting with this exciting new work.