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When you think of a park, then the first thing you might imagine is an urban oasis, a place where you can go and relax and watch the world go by amongst nature, nestled within the hustle and bustle of the city. In the ┬áJasmin Vardimon Company’s latest production, the titular park plays that familiar role, as it becomes ┬árefuge from ordinary life for the eight major characters. It’s also a place where they can fight, fall in love and learn to survive.

Amongst the urban environment, lovers wrestle in the historic fountain, a graffiti artist sprays a message of love on a wall and a busker finds his only appreciative audience. A flag waving bullying also shouts out his political beliefs to anyone who’ll listen (that’ll be no-one then). In the production, each of their stories intertwine and collide, crating a funny contemporary fairy tale that’s intelligent, funny and just a little bit vicious. With some bruising yet beautiful choreography and ferociously physical performances from the dancers, Park is set to be a thoroughly captivating contemporary dance drama.

Park comes to Dance City, Newcastle on Wednesday 25th March.

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