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Fruit for Thought comes to the Thameside

Thameside Theatre, Grays presents, one of Europe’s leading performing arts companies of artists with learning disabilities, Anjali Dance Company in

Unexploded Stories / Fruit For Thought
A double bill of delightful dance theatre

November 10: 7.30 pm: £10 / £5 from 0845 300 5264 or www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre

Over ten years of vital dance making, Anjali Dance Company has worked with some of the best choreographic talent in the UK including Mathew Hawkins, Maresa von Stockert, Charlotte Vincent and New Art Club. Now Anjali’s internationally renowned company of dancers with learning disabilities have taken on the challenge themselves with Unexploded Stories.

A collection of intimate dance pieces fused together by passion, purpose, and a theme of dreams and desires, Unexploded Stories is imagined, choreographed and performed by the dancers in a visually engaging concoction of fantasy and outrageous fun that just might blow the roof off at any moment.

The second part of the double bill, Fruit For Thought premiered this year at Resolution 2011 at The Place, London in February. A heady mix of controversial horticultural life philosophy and all action fruit tree nurture, Fruit for Thought showcases Anjali’s beguiling mix of beautiful tenderness and original humour. Take this rare opportunity to catch this fascinating piece, choreographed by Anjali’s Resident Dance Artist, Aya Kobayashi, to an eclectic mix of music from Lalo Schifren to Carl Orff via Zap Mama.

Anjali Dance Company is a pioneering professional contemporary dance company and a world leader in developing the creativity of people with learning disabilities through dance. All of Anjali’s dancers have learning disabilities. The Company pursues its aims by creating and touring original dance works, developing professional training structures for its dancers and others and by running integrated education and outreach programmes. The Company has performed ground-breaking dance at arts venues throughout the UK and abroad from the Royal Festival Hall, The Place and the Royal Opera House to Berlin, Lisbon and Madrid.

“Tender, moving, remarkable, the show was a delight.” Oxford Times


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