SLAPmoves is all about emerging performance from the next generation of pioneering talent.
SLAP has invited recent graduates and final year students of theatre and dance to present new work.
Each company will be competing to win a prize package that includes cash, rehearsal space and performance opportunities. The winner will be chosen by you, the audience and a panel of industry professional judges.
Charlotte Mclean - And
And began as a text message Charlotte sent to her friend.
And became a dance solo Charlotte performed.
And will become.
James Whittle - Belt Up
If masculinity is a wardrobe, what do the belts and ties represent?
Combining theatre, movement, live music and some gentle audience participation, Belt Up explores the oppressive effects of detachment on a performer and his cello to take a humorous, sober look at masculinity and mental health.
Maya Sherpa - Coexistence
In 2016, the worst bleaching event on record caused the whole northern section of the Great Barrier Reef to bleach. The largest living space on Earth is fast deteriorating. Maya may have an insight into the causality of this…
Northern Rascals - Like Rumours of Hushed Thunder
Meet Alfred. His work is going well thank you, only two more months and she’ll be done. Her and Him. 9125 days. A pleasure, he says.
Meet Helena. Re-assigned. Day 41. Request for wings alleviation submitted for the third time. It’s difficult, she says.
The 52 - From Now On I Write The History Books
We want to celebrate badgers, Pussy Riot and being ‘nasty women’. Two women stand on stage with bags on their heads. Because if Shia LaBeouf can, then why can’t they? You don’t need to see their faces because it isn’t about just us, it’s about all of us.
SLAPmoves was supported by The York and North Yorkshire Dance Hub, Yorkshire Dance, York Dance Space, York Theatre Royal and York St John University.