Unknown Realms at The Dukes

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Unknown Realms at The Dukes
Image courtesy of Brian Slater.

Unknown Realms at The Dukes, Lancaster 12 May 2023 Tickets from £14.00 — Book now

Witness an explosive dance double bill from internationally acclaimed choreographers, Serge Aimé Coulibaly and Vincent Mantsoe at The Dukes next week.

A vibrant blend of African and contemporary culture, Unknown Realms promises to be an unforgettable dance production. Performed by the world-class artists of ACE Dance and Music, one of the UK’s leading Black-led dance companies, Unknown Realms is a multi-layered production exploring human struggles and celebrating hope over adversity.

Performed by six dancers, the two distinctive contemporary works juxtapose past and present experiences to explore human nature. Choreographed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly, The Night Before Tomorrow is a sensational new work performed to a scorching soundscape; examining frustration and escapism, as people try to perform their last dance before the uncertainty of tomorrow. In striking contrast, Mana The Power Within by Vincent Mantsoe, takes a ritualistic and shamanic approach to look at past lives, movement and beliefs.

History and culture explored to the beat of a new generation – this is a truly captivating double bill of dance.

Unknown Realms at The Dukes, Lancaster 12 May 2023 Tickets from £14.00 Book now

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