Our project ‘Pathos’ – by Autin Dance Theatre' is an exciting evening of contemporary dance and physical theatre directed and choreographed by critically acclaimed artist Johnny Autin. It features a triple-bill of professionally- performed dance, showcasing the talent and creativity of young dancers from Birmingham. Its aim is to inspire and establish an audience for the company’s work and to help develop and nurture talented young local dancers.
As well as several performances from Autin Dance Theatre, our project ‘Pathos’ will feature dance workshops in local schools, professional development classes for local dance practitioners and the creation of a curtain-raiser performance entitled #uploading from Man Made Youth Company - Birmingham's first independent all male youth dance company.
Performed by an international cast of dancers, Pathos features three pieces:
- Chimera - The dancer becomes a symbolic and inspiring creature in this powerful, feminist and romantic solo performance inspired by the ancient Greek Muses.
- Taksim Square - Inspired by the Arab Spring demonstrations and last year's popular protests and violent clashes in Turkey, this gut-wrenching piece portrays the harsh realities faced by people across the world. The piece combines symbolic movements, patterns and furnace-like intensity to evoke a powerful portrait of repression and rebellion
- Out of touch - A brand new work performed by world-class dancers exploring human touch and its physical and emotional resonance. Featuring contact work and hand-to-hand techniques, the work explores the place of intimacy and skin-to-skin contact in everyday social encounters.
...the curtain-raiser #uploading – from Man Made Youth Company. #uploading explores the effects of social media and the use of smart phones on the lives of young people, fusing elements of street dance and physical theatre to create a masculine and breath-taking performance.
Autin Dance Theatre is a professional dance company based in the West Midlands and supported by mac birmingham, DanceXchange and Arts Council England. The funding from our fantastic supporters and partners covers a big proportion of the costs of this project, but as it is ambitious in terms of local engagement, we need your generosity!
Your donations will be used to help us fund marketing and publicity which is so crucial in the performing arts, including: the purchase of flyers and posters, pull-up banners, an online marketing campaign and towards any other media-dedicated resources.
"Autin's style is a unique blend of brutal strength and physicality, lyrical sensitivity and engaging choreography. By drawing on contemporary social issues and events, the company produces work that is accessible, poignant and beautifully crafted." Alison Lord, Roses Theatre
Thank you for taking part in this crowd-funding campaign and for your support!
Please spread the word about our project 'Pathos - Autin Dance Theatre' and we hope to see you at one of our workshops or public performances.
For more information, please visit : www.autindancetheatre.com
Johnny Autin - Creative Director & Dance Artist
Tel: +44 7557 981497