Emergence is the touring company formed from MA dance students from the University of Salford. Led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott and Programme Leader Deborah Milner, the students will come together to tour a triple bill of works including three world premieres by choreographers Becky Namgauds, Kevin Turner, the artistic director Joss Arnott. 

The tour visits The Dukes in Lancaster on Thursday 17 June, with the show starting at 7.30pm in the Lancaster theatre's Rake auditorium. 

Kevin Turner presents Dissents Cry, a work for eight dancers exploring themes including protest, art as activism, systems of power and control. This piece questions what happens when systems of control are destroyed, enforced or decay. Becky Namgauds’ work, On A Warm Spring Night, celebrates the individuality of each dancer involved, and is inspired by a poem.  
Joss Arnott’s Wild Shadows features music which has been specially commissioned from the composer James Keane. He worked with the dancers to immerse them in his unique stylistic qualities and movement language, and also collaborated with them on creative tasks to create the finished work. The epic, cinematic score combined with human rhythms give the piece an emotive thread which builds on Arnott’s concept of empowerment.  
Speaking about the tour, Artistic Director Joss Arnott said “I am delighted to be inviting two dynamic choreographers to make new works with the company for the third ever tour by Emergence. Becky and Kevin both have strong yet unique dance languages, and I am certain that audiences will be enthralled by how these young dancers have interpreted their vision.” 
Tickets cost £12 and are available from www.dukeslancaster.org/whats-on or by calling The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 (Mon - Sat, 10.30am - 4pm). 

As The Dukes café-bar remains closed for the time being, bookers can pre-order refreshments when purchasing a ticket. Bookers are also encouraged to visit www.dukeslancaster.org/safety-measures to find full details of all safety measures.  


Dukes Theatre and Cinema
Dukes Theatre and Cinema

Cultural centre and theatre in Lancaster screening a wide range of films and own produced and touring work. Hosts annual outdoor Promenade productions.



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