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The Band is a captivating dance theatre show which uses an alchemical mix of physical comedy, acrobatic movement with stunning visuals to tell a tragi-comic story of desperate ambition and blind affection. Sandy and Bruno met in the seventies and formed a band: she was fame hungry, he was doomed to follow her. But like so many one-hit wonders, through time they’ve been cruelly forgotten; washed up on the scrap heap. Now, they are opening the skeleton cupboard, dusting off old costumes and preparing for one final gig. Is this their last chance for fame? Only the audience can decide. This is a story about love, failure, illusion, drama, glitter and tenderness. Performed and devised by Levantes’ artistic director Eleni Edipidi with charismatic performer Nathan Johnston, each brings their own unique physicality to the work.
The show brings together a company of high-calibre artistic voices; mixing some long-term collaborators who are familiar with our style and artistic objectives, with fresh new talent to achieve the highest quality performance.
Levantes Dance Theatre create bold, innovative work that tells human stories with flare and gusto. Their trademark visuals and stylistic choreography ensure a thrilling collision of physical theatre, dance and circus performance. Levantes are Associate Artists at Greenwich Dance, who support their projects both in-kind and through commissions.
‘Absolutely wonderful!!! Incredible skill!’ (audience member, 2016)
‘This performance warmed every corner of my soul - THANK YOU!’ (audience member, 2016)
Please note: This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, click here to find out more.
Artistic Direction: Eleni Edipidi/ Levantes Dance Theatre
Devising and performing: Eleni Edipidi & Nathan Johnston
Circus consultant and artistic advisor: Tina Koch/ Ockham's Razor
Visuals: Gopan Iyadurai
Lights: Lucy Hansom
Costume and props assistant: Stella - Jane Odoemelam
Song: ‘Smoke & Mirrors’: Marcus Reeves featuring Sarah - Louise Young
Photography: Foteini Christofilopoulou
Production: Jenny Sullivan
Funded by Arts Council England
Developed with the support of Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre, as part of Progression (an Arts Council England funded project)
Thank you to: Jess Allen, Lisa Marie Bowler, Maria Edipidi, Adam Davies, Lucy Francis (Aircraft Circus), Rachel Freeman (EVERYBODY DANCE), Gigi Giannella, Bethanie Harrison, Abigail Yeates and Paul J Cockle (Centre de creation / Les Joncailles), Yvonne Kalter, Stefano di Renzo, Rob Spaull, Alex Harvey (Ockham's Razor), Wired Aerial Theatre and Greenwich Dance.