Family friendly dance show: Punk Alley at The Place, London
- Published on Monday, 15 January 2024 14:27
- Last Updated on 15 January 2024
- Monica Costa
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In February Moxie Brawl, the award-winning inclusive dance theatre company, presents its latest family friendly show Punk Alley at The Place, London (14 Feb 2024) and Déda, Derby (17 Feb), following a tour of Ireland and the UK last autumn.
A loud, wild, and unapologetic performance that combines live and original punk music with high energy dance, Punk Alley is a show for everyone that asks the big questions and gives young people the space to explore what is most important to them.
Set at an exclusive rehearsal for the fictional Lazurr Tuts punk band, audiences will be invited to dance, sing, sign, and shake as they follow the six dancers and musicians on a journey of self- expression and exploration of what matters most to us all in a safe environment where everyone is equal.
Full of heart, this vibrant interactive show will see young people join in a joyful protest for what is right through song, placards, and music, and unleash their inner anarchist. Each performance is fully BSL interpreted and relaxed to be as inclusive as possible so everyone can experience the joy of the Lazurr Tuts.
Punk Alley was conceived and choreographed by Sarah Blanc, with music direction and original compositions by alternative theatre composer Quiet Boy and lyrics, story and music contributions by punk poet and theatre maker Brigitte Aphrodite
Founded in 2014, Moxie Brawl is led by Irish Artistic Director and Choreographer Sarah Blanc and Producer Michael Kitchin. Together they create inclusive dance theatre works for the stage, outdoors and in places dance wouldn’t normally be seen. Previous works include a punk retelling of The Nutcracker; Windibops, a family show about flatulence and global warming; and the History of Ireland a retelling of Irish history from a female perspective.
Of Punk Alley Sarah Blanc said: “With the world pretty much in chaos I wanted to create a fun, engaging show for young people. I feel that young people are going to have to be the warriors of the future and be politically engaged like no generation before. Punk Alley is about being free, finding your voice and knowing that your voice is important no matter what age you are. I’m excited for audiences to experience this world we’ve created and hope they enjoy being part of it too.”
Punk Alley will be performed by Sarah Blanc (she/her), Amarnah Ufuoma Cleopatra (she/her), Kitty Fedorec (they/them), Laura Jones (she/her), Maria Rodriguez (she/her) with BSL Interpreter Emilie Sands (she/her).
Suitable for the whole family, including younger children, but some elements may be most engaging for those aged 5+.
Supported using funding from Arts Council England National Lottery funding, Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Junction and support from Tom Thumb Theatre, Redbrigde Drama Centre, New Wolsey Theatre, artsdepot, Squire Performing Arts Centre, Susie Tate Projects and PDSW.
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