News: Dance at Latitude this weekend

Monday 11 July 2011

Latitude 2010. Sadler's Wells presented Sidi Larbi's 'Faun', from 'In the Spirit of Diaghilev'
Photo: Emma Wilson

If you’re at Latitude in Suffolk this weekend (Fri 15 – Sun 17 July), look out for the programme of dance on the Waterfront stage on Saturday and Sunday, which this year includes highlights from the full cast of Broadway’s sensational Tony award-winning hit musical, FELA! on the Sunday, before the start of its summer run at Sadler’s Wells on Wednesday 20th July (until 28 August).

On Saturday Rambert Dance Company, (celebrating its 85th anniversary this year) perform _*Monolith,* _a new commission for the company from British born Tim Rushton, who has been Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre for the last 10 years.

On both days the programme features an extract from Sadler’s Wells Resident Company ZooNation’*s brand new work, *Some Like It Hip Hop _- the company’s first full-length production since the award-winning West End smash hit, _*Into the Hoods*. With choreography by company founder Kate Prince, Some Like it Hip Hop comes to the Peacock Theatre in the Autumn with Tommy Franzen and Lizzie Gough (finalists in the first series of BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance, and Teneisha Bonner (a Zoonation regular who also featured in the recent film StreetDance 3D). It will be joined by Tommi Kitti’s _*A Trip* _ – a solo performed to the music of American blues singer-songwriter John Lee Hooker, it has been chosen for its appeal to both music and dance fans, fitting the festival ethos of Latitude.

Members of English National Ballet will be performing *Don Quixote*, and teh pas de deux from Carmen on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Ben Duke & Raquel Meseguer (aka Lost Dog) show their Place Prize winning It Needs Horses at the Theatre Arena on Sunday 17th – and Frauke Requardt’s _*Electric Hotel* _will also be making a pop up appearance at Pandora’s Playground.

More details **”www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/ “:http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/

Image: Latitude 2010. Sadler’s Wells presented Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s ‘Faun’ from ‘In the Spirit of Diaghilev’; photo: Emma Wilson

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