Autumn 2021 tour of Carmen by Agudo Dance Company

by Agudo Dance Company in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th January 2021 we successfully raised £7,500 with 63 supporters in 42 days

We will tour to 10 UK theatre venues with socially distanced performances of our new production of Carmen in autumn 2021.

by Agudo Dance Company in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The more advance tickets we sell the more match funding can increase from other sources. The final total will determine how many socially distanced performances, live streams and community classes we can achieve in autumn 2021. Live stream events and online classes help us to keep our team in employment and to reach people who may not be able to access live events easily. Thank you for your support! 


Background

Due to the pandemic, we have moved our UK tour of Carmen from 2020 to autumn 2021. These dates are in place for London, the Midlands, the East, North of England and Wales. By purchasing tickets now, you are helping Agudo Dance Company to secure match funding of up to £5,000 through the Pay It Forwards scheme, initiated by the Mayor of London. You will be assisting our company recovery plan, securing jobs for our incredible team of 14 dancers and collaborators, but also helping UK theatres to present socially distanced performances. 

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Image Credit: Chris Nash 

Agudo Dance Company are based in the London borough of Croydon. We create ambitious, evocative and thought-provoking dance productions for the international stage. Our vision is to take people on a journey through the senses. We invite spectators and participants alike to be moved in every sense - physical, emotional, and cerebral. In choreography and performance, we connect people to the cathartic experience of dance, where creativity, good health and wellness are the essence of being alive.

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Rehearsal Image: Vipul Sangoi

Carmen

Artistic Director, Jose Agudo draws upon his unique palette of Flamenco and contemporary dance to create this dramatic adaptation of Prosper Merimée’s classic novella. The company deliver a rich tapestry of human motives and emotions, unravelling the complex exchange between conformity and freedom; the tension unleashed by obsessive human behaviour, the desire for self-disclosure and upholding the right to be free. Set to an original Flamenco infused score by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and additional track by Kefaya, Carmen is a story about individuality, accountability, freedom and love, and the belief that our journey of twists and turns we call life is always valuable. 

We look forward to meeting you on this journey! 

Warm wishes, 

Jose Agudo & Claire Cunningham 

Carmen is co-commissioned by
Fairfield Halls, Croydon CEZ, Croydon Council, Lakeside Arts, DanceEast, Creative Enterprise Zone/Mayor of London

Supported by
Arts Council England, University of East London, The Place, The Yoga Edge



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£15 Secures a ticket to a socially distanced show

Pledge £15 today and we'll reward you with a ticket to the show in autumn 2021. We will be touring in London, The Midlands, South East, North, and Wales. More regions may be added shortly. Tickets will be allocated from summer 2021, so please let us know your contact details and region. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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£50 FUTURE...

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with 3 tickets to the show in autumn 2021. We will be touring in London, The Midlands, South East, North, and Wales. More regions may be added shortly. Tickets will be allocated from summer 2021, so please let us know your contact details and region. We will also send you a video link to SELAH, filmed on the beautiful island of Malta, to watch in the comfort of your own home. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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£100 Secures 6 tickets to the show plus...

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with 6 tickets to the show in autumn 2021. We will be touring in London, The Midlands, South East, North, and Wales. More regions may be added shortly. Tickets will be allocated from summer 2021, so please let us know your contact details and region. We will also send you a video link to SELAH, filmed on the beautiful island of Malta, to watch in the comfort of your own home. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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Pledge £125 for a one week workshop with Jose

Pledge £125 for a one week workshop with Jose from 4-8 January 10am-1.30pm. The workshop will be held at the Syracuse Studio in London. All funds will be used to get our dance company back into rehearsals in 2021.

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£200 or more

Pledge £200 or more and we are giving away a signed Damian Hirst artwork from 2002. Title 'And then there were four - a famous musketeer'. Edition of 2000. Previously sold between £400-£688.

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