Toro: Beauty and the Bull

DeNada Dance Theatre


A unique, gender-questioning take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast set in a dystopian South American landscape. Toro is a darkly comic and melodramatic spectacle, where a young girl is gambled by her father and won by a female bull and her tribe of animals in drag. Toro is a filmic, postcolonial tale about the fear and demonization of anything other, exploring issues of homophobia, colonisation and immigration.


Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra is a DanceXchange Associate and nominee for the UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, ‘Best Emerging Artist’ 2015, and his company, DeNada Dance Theatre was UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards nominee, ‘Best Independent Company’ 2016.


“Perverse, sexy and flamboyant” The Observer

Tickets / 

Under 25: Special ticket price of £8. Limited availability per show. You will be asked to prove eligibility on entry.

Group Offer: Groups of 8+ £8 tickets. Offer only available via telephone and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Standard Concessions: Under 16’s, full-time students, those registered disabled, over 60’s and those on job seekers or income support.

Age Guidance: These are provided by the visiting companies, indicating if there are themes or content in their performances which may be inappropriate for younger audiences. If you have any concerns about suitability contact

Ways to pay / 

In person: Box Office, Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4T

Telephone: 0844 338 5000 (calls cost from 5p per min. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm on Birmingham Hippodrome performance days and 10am-6pm on non-performance days. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Payment: We accept most major credit and debit cards. Cheques should be made payable to Birmingham Hippodrome.