Memories questioned at Lancaster Arts

Dreaming In Code, Ed Warner. Photo by Luke Evans.
Dreaming In Code, Ed Warner. Photo by Luke Evans.

One of the UK’s leading all-male dance companies will bring its highly acclaimed show to Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University.

2Faced Dance will host its double-bill, Dreaming In Code on Tuesday November 10.

Dreaming In Code is described as a breathtaking collision of kinetically charged dance and theatre.

It comprises two pieces; milk night, choreographed by Eddie Kay for Frantic Assembly and Lucid Grounds, by the company’s own award-winning artistic director Tamsin Fitzgerald.

The show will come to the Nuffield Theatre as part on an extensive UK-wide tour.

Boasting an original soundtrack from composers Angus MacRae and Tony-nominated Alex Baranowski, and a cast of five male dancers, 2Faced Dance explores what the future could look like in this powerful and fearless new work.

Talking about his piece, milk night, Eddie Kay said: “When I was approached to work with an all-male company I became instantly absorbed by the thought of the absence of women.

“We can only imagine what would happen in this situation, but whilst exploring the idea with the performers it became apparent we were all afraid of the same thing: forgetting.

“What would men have to do in order to hold onto the ever-fading memories of 
being with real women?”

Milk night is a poignant and thought-provoking piece of physical theatre that sees the cast thrown into a world of the unknown.

Lucid Grounds, choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald, makes up the double-bill.

Tamsin said: “Over the years I have become fascinated by the power of the brain and its ability to both control and disable the body. This led me to look at my own recollection of childhood events and memories.

“Is what we remember the truth or a series of small truths pieced together to create a new event or story? What would happen if we were able to directly experience each other’s memories or dreams?”

Lucid Grounds uses powerful design, music, light and reflection to lead the audience on a journey through an all-
encompassing world.

Tickets to see Dreaming In Code start from £9 and are available on 01524 594151 or by booking online via www.
lancasterarts.org

Lancaster Arts will also bring, The Roadless Trip by Sarah Woods on November 5 before the firework display at 7.45pm. The one-of-a- kind performance which debuts a unique mother and daughter performance will be showing at 6.30pm in the Nuffield Theatre.

Tickets £9 on 01524 594151.