David Toole, Lucy Hind and Remix Dance Company // The Impending Storm
Acclaimed dancer David Toole has collaborated with a team of UK and South African artists, both able-bodied and disabled. The Impending Storm created with Birmingham based artist Mark Storor is personal, particular and political. The work is an explosive and emotional look at the stories that we tell, and the stories that we are. The dancers of Remix, South Africa’s only professional integrated dance company, will perform with UK-based David Toole and Lucy Hind. UK musician Dom Coyote in collaboration with South African singer Sandile Gontsana provide a passionate spoken text and sung score, that effortlessly crosses geographic and cultural continents. Pushing the boundaries of integrated dance the piece, produced by DanceXchange, premiered at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012 and was also performed at Southbank Centre as part of the Unlimited Festival.
The Impending Storm has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Unlimited encourages collaborations and partnerships between disability arts organisations, disabled and deaf artists, producers and mainstream organisations to celebrate the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to create original and exciting works. Twenty-nine Unlimited Commissions have been awarded.
Unlimited is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and is delivered in partnership between London 2012, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council
Remix is supported by Youngblood Arts Development and the project has received support from the Joyce Carr Doughty Charitable Trust.
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