There is Hope explores faith, belief, ritual, and the confines and claustrophobia of an international cast of incredible performers and musicians. As they journey through a universe of heavens, hells and purgatories – worlds of beauty and of the bizarre – expect humour, black comedy, athletic performances and, in true Rosie Kay style, some unexpected and extraordinary moments of dance and theatre.
Rosie Kay Dance Company has toured the UK and Europe with its unique style and strong physicality, and earned a reputation for making fierce, original and challenging dance theatre works.
There is Hope is a timely, pertinent and exciting work that speaks of today. With the riots of 2011 still fresh in everyone’s minds, what kind of world are we living in right now and, arguably, is there hope?
Directed and Choreographed by Rosie Kay
Louis Price [Film Designer]
Yann Seabra [Set / Costume Designer]
Ben Payne [Dramaturg]
Annie Mahtani [Composer]
Chris Mapp [Musical Director]
Kevin Treacy [Lighting Designer]
Hannah Sharpe [Producer]
Dean Sudron [Technical Manager]
Adam Rutherford [Rehearsal Director]
Dancers // Chris Vann, Ria Uttridge, Corey Baker, Lisa Hood, Jake Nwogu
Musicians // Chris Mapp [Bass and Electro], Mike Hurley [Keyboard and Drums] Sam Wooster [Trumpet]
Rosie Kay is a DanceXchange Associate Artist. There is Hope is commissioned by DanceXchange and co-commissioned by International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012 and mac birmingham. Supported by Arts Council England.