Americana

“Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car….
On the Road”, Jack Kerouac.

An evening of great entertainment: Four dance works capture the history, culture and icons that are Americana.
‘the final piece, City Limitless, is a real gem. Loosely inspired by Kerouac, Ginsberg and the Beats, City Limitless is elegant, witty, emotional and smart.’
Josh Tomalin. Oxford Times 7th October 2010

Artistic Director Yolande Yorke-Edgell takes her audience on a journey across America through the eyes of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac. City Limitless features a specially commissioned film based on Kerouac’s journey across the States, filmed on location by David McCormick. City Limitless scratches under the skin of what it was to live at the heart of the beat scene.
A brand new work for the company from dance maverick Wendy Houstoun – Home on the Range, plus Meta 4 – another UK premiere from iconic US choreographer Bella Lewitzky makes an entire evening of dance created by three female choreographers.
Yorke-Edgell also contributes a previous work Post Etiquette, to complete the programme. Featuring some of the UK’s leading contemporary dancers, this promises to be a stand out event again for 2011.

‘Indeed, the programme is noteworthy for its high standard of presentation…sets, costumes, film, lighting.’ Sarah Frater 19th October 2010
Reviewer, The Stage and Evening Standard, London