LEAP Dance Festival

LEAP Dance Festival has revealed full details for the 2018 event taking place from 2nd to 12th November, with a main theme being suffrage.

The focus will be in tribute to the suffragette movement celebrating 100 years since the first women were given the right to vote. The festival will mainly take place at venues across Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus.

LEAP 2018 is part of the Liverpool 2018 celebrations which mark ten years since the city received the 2008 Capital of Culture title. Each production in the festival will be making their Liverpool debut meaning this is a great opportunity for groups to experience never seen before performances.

Festival line up

The festival will feature female protagonists in each of the dance performances, all of which are new shows to Liverpool.  

The event will begin at the Capstone Theatre on 2nd November with Liz Aggiss: Slap and Tickle. This award-winning show is a ‘dark and ribald physical comedy driven by content that embodies feminist dance practices’.

On 5th November a cast of intergenerational women from Liverpool will perform Gaby Agis: Shouting Out Loud at The Great Hall with a soundtrack by punk band The Raincoats. On the same afternoon Gaby Agis and Eva Maria Mutka will perform a duet entitled Close Streams.

Further highlights will include Jo Fong: An Invitation, described as an interactive and ever evolving piece of theatre that invites audiences to engage and develop the performance; and a double bill of dance in the form of Laila Diallo: In This Moment and Liz Roche: Wrongheaded.

Groups can also see Olivier Award nominated Lost Dog’s new show Juliet and Romeo; the hypnotic world of MK ULTRA by Rosie Kay; and Fagin’s Twist from Avant Garde – the ‘untold story’ of Oliver Twist’s notorious villain.

To find out about groups or to make a group booking email groups@ticketquarter.co.uk or call 0344 561 7672.

For more information and to book to see the many performances, visit www.mdi.org.uk/leap2018