SPIN is a dance party created by contemporary dancer Anna Seymour and offers an immersive experience combining the visual and tactile elements of DJ music, visual installation and dance performance. However, SPIN is no ordinary dance party. Your hosts are Deaf, and invite you to challenge your understanding of how dance and music can be experienced. Inspired by club scenes in San Francisco, Mexico, Cuba and Berlin – SPIN celebrates the physical and social experience of dance parties, subcultures and the beats that bring us together. SPIN is an examination of the mythology of the dance club and deaf culture, the dance party as an expressive and escapism activity and ways of seeking connection and intimacy. SPIN is a physical and visual performance event with audience participation. Your Deaf hosts will guide you into a collective dance party with DJ Callum Padgham. * No experience necessary, just your favourite dance moves! ALL ages and abilities welcome.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, mild coarse language, Loud noises
"Anna Seymour and Amanda Lever have created a work of athleticism and synchronicity, but with an ease and beauty, which is testament to their professionalism."
"Anna and her dance partner Amanda Lever show exquisite timing together in this short, dense piece. With a hypnotic soundtrack by Gillian Lever (aka The Vainglories), the two dancers breathe fervently while intertwining themselves."
"The sensation of the vibrations of the soundscape that accompanied the work, felt through our seats, bodies, faces and eardrums made for an immersive experience. At times it felt as if the audience was breathing as one with the dancers, the emotive journey was made all the more powerful for it. This graceful, emotive and captivating work serves as a timeless remind that if we are not absolutely present, we are truly missing the most exceptional moment of our lives."
(The Plus Ones)