Fantastic opening to our week at Rhoda

Tuesday 14 March saw Tavaziva Dance open Dance Woking’s Spring Shorts season at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, with more than half the house occupied by an audience made up of mostly under 25 year olds, it was great to see the next generation of theatre goers enjoying some really fantastic dance.

Tavaziva Dance’s style is energetic, fast, highly physical, emotional and very attractive to look at; the audience was engaged from the moment ‘Carmen’ stepped out of the shadows and onto the stage.

A passionate love story with s twist on the classic tale this really was a fabulous evening of dance where the dancers got to show their great skill and physical fitness.

Opening the evening’s performance was Woking College who with their curtain raiser ‘She Walked with the Universe on her Shoulders’ which was created during a 2 day residency at the college led by company dancers, Jordan Bridge & Theo Samsworth.

The piece explored the strength, community and power of a group of females as they create and navigate their way through their own highly physical and dynamic landscape. Performed by 13 A’s and A2 students there was a great skill to the work created in just a short time, with a mix of solos’ duets and group pieces, it was a truly inspired piece of work based on Tavaziva’s movement style.

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The performance was followed by a Q & A led by University of Surrey that was well led and very informative. We look forward to Thursday with Amina Khayyam Dance performing A Thousand Faces to see what its all about click HERE


Two Guest Company’s confirmed for 17 March

Dance Woking is pleased to confirm two guest Company’s who will be performing at the Boys Only Platform on Friday 17 March, 7.30pm at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking

To book tickets click HERE


About: Sketch Dance Company is an emerging contemporary dance theatre company owned and run by Artistic Director Jasmine Andrews. SDC promotes the concepts of human emotion and real life experience. Using contemporary based movement enriched with the use of character, musicality and narrative to create work aimed to inspire the lives of people everywhere. Blurring the line between dance and theatre with their repertoire, they strive to express how powerful dance as an art form can be for people’s relationships, struggles and personal development. Music their inspiration.


Recently premiering at this year’s Resolution in February, Lucy brings this exciting new piece to Woking;

Reviewing her piece at The Place, London in February ,Maria Hardcastle writes: Lucy Palmer’s solo How am I not myself? managed to retain stronger purpose in its euphoric exploration of self. The work was performed by the captivating Harry Parr who executed a complex and curious movement vocabulary. This seemed to be unconsciously initiated within the depths of his torso, causing convulsions to ripple throughout the body.



Surrey Half with Dance Woking

Despite the weather Dance Woking had a great time at Surrey Half, thank you to Boppin Woking, Georgina Olivia Performing Arts and Jenny Reed School of Dance who joined us for a very early start on Sunday 12 March to launch our Spring shorts programme Dance_Woking_Brochure_2017

Joined by Bert Romans from MoveMe and Aimee Bevan we braved wet weather to showcase some great dance and cheer up an otherwise cold, damp wet day! Full of very enthusiastic runners. Well done to all those who competed on Sunday and raising money for great causes.

Highlights to follow.

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