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Image: When Saturn Returns, Alicia Meehan

While Dance City’s spaces have been quieter this year, there’s still been plenty of activity behind the scenes. Not least the creation of brand new work by some of the region’s most exciting performers. As part of the Newcastle venue’s annual professional platform event, Dance Edits, eight artists and companies from the North East and Scotland have been developing their work with support from Dance City through residencies and surgeries.

Audiences will get a chance to enjoy an eclectic evening of live performance and dance film on Friday 11th December, as Dance Edits gets an online outing. Each performance is roughly 10 minutes long, offering a variety of work and concepts. Adam Russell’s Love_Dances (Phase 2) explores the universality of love; Alicia Meehan’s When Saturn Returns is a colourful work about real life friendship and self-exploration; Ellen Spence’s dance documentary follows culture, community and connection with artists, refugees and migrants in the UK and Lebanon; developed for families and children, Jennifer Essex’s How Long Is A Piece Of String? is a digitally interactive work in development; Lila Naruse explores happiness, existence and struggle in her piece, FLOW; Patricia Suarez presents La Llorona, a choreographic exploration of femininity and internalised emotion; Penny Chivas’ Burnt Out takes climate change as its subject matter, with text and choreography used to question how we got here and what may lie ahead; while Meta4Dance’s Anonymous is a fluid and contemporary piece exploring the representation of the dancers’ identity performed in a raw and open way.

Dance Edits is available to view on Dance City’s website on Friday 11th December

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