Turn 2016


A micro-festival of new northern dance, presented by Word of Warning, Contact + Dance Manchester

Venue + Booking Details, for Turn 2016

Dates: Friday 22 + Saturday 23 April 2016, 7.30pm
Venue: Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £9/5 per night (two night pass £11/6)
Group offer: buy 10 (full or concession) tickets + get your 11th free.
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600

Order of Appearance (subject to change)

Ongoing from 6pm:
Manoli Moriaty + Frances Kay | Symbiosis
Symbiosis: where the performers become interconnected through motion sensors and tactile devices…

From 7.30pm:
Ina Colizza + Antonello Apicella | Bruise
“The continuous possibility of choice in everyone’s life is nothing more than reality… a man and a woman showing to one another how feelings come up while bruises keep raising.”
Ina Colizza

Adam John Roberts | Awaiting Acknowledgement
“At first, no one knew I was struggling. I wanted to keep it a secret… Fear took over and I started to cry. I thought, ‘I’m not confident to put this on. I can’t do it’… There is so much stigma around mental illness, and that’s the reason you have to talk about it… But once you start to slide into that black hole you can’t ever imagine being well again.” Beverly Callard (Coronation St Liz McDonald)
This expressive solo dance work is inspired by my personal experience of depression, stress and anxiety. It is a structured improvisation focusing on broken interpersonal relationships symbolised by the interaction between me, a rocking horse and a teddy bear who observe and switch roles within an empty children’s playroom.
Adam John Roberts

Sap Dance | The Dusk Wood
A solitary dancer traces the trees of a wood as it descends from daytime, through dusk, into night.
The work has emerged from an intensive process of recording the sound and motion of Grubbins Wood, an ancient wood in Arnside, Cumbria, managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
In each production, Sap Dance combines dance with at least one other art form, and seeks to distil and disclose aspects of the natural world. This has included short theatre pieces such as Lune (2005) and Saturated Moment (2006-7); full-length rural site-specific works in collaboration with Louise Ann Wilson Company, such as Still Life (2008, rev. 2009), and Jack Scout (2010); and the films Jack Scout Redux (2013) and Still Life Redux (2014).

Joseph Reay-Reid | Moment to Moment
A couple, a spotlight, a spinning top of words and limbs.
Moment to Moment is a dance theatre insight into human relations and how sometimes we find it difficult to connect with even the closest people in our lives.

Ekpei, McKie + Withycombe-Wharton | Loquens In Latrina
Did you ever think how much time you actually spent in the toilets when you were clubbing in the 80s?
Kema T. Ekpei presents Anne-Marie McKie + Bridget Withycombe-Wharton.

Now | Piece of Cake
We’ll be full of jollity and real good cheer,
Happiness is what we want to make,
Wipe your little tootsies on the front door mat
And cut yourself a little piece of cake.

Louise Gibbons | Miss Baines
Miss Baines is a physical response to research into Lancashire’s past, making you think twice about skipping that weekly hoover.
‘Get it cleaned up, or you’re out!’
Louise Gibbons

Brink Dance Company | I carve or doodle and i Inspire
Exploring the fruitful and playful mind of Leonardo Da Vinci and his genius ideas.
Brink Dance

Gracefool Collective | This Really Is Too Much
Outlandish and highly entertaining, this piece of dance theatre delves into performance of identity. Witness the downright absurd reality of what it means to be a WO-man in modern society.
Gracefool Collective

Shelley Owen | SpeedDating
SpeedDating explores the concept of organised social activity and interaction between people in a series of short conversations. Informed by social observation, this live composition work incorporates movement and sound, exposing the choreographer’s choice in real-time.

Access Information

Turn 2016 takes place in a number of different spaces and formats around Contact’s building — some seated, some standing, some limited capacity, some participatory. With intervals, each evening will last about 3 hours.
Age advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion). For specific age and access information please email info@habarts.org or call 0161 232 6086.


Turn 2016 is co-produced by hÅb, Contact + Dance Manchester; supported using public funding by Arts Council England + funded by Manchester City Council. | Image: Jo Ashbridge, Turn Prize 2014 by Jerome Whittingham
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Appearing on the FIRST NIGHT: Fri 22 Apr

Jo Ashbridge | Tom Bowes Dance | Giorgio de Carolis | Bridget Fiske + Co. | Gayathri Ganapathy | Lizzie J Klotz | Holly Rush | Stream Project | Lauren Tucker