MDI: LEAP at Make Liverpool: Coal
Venue: Make Liverpool
Dates: 01/03/2017 - 02/03/2017
Times: 19:30 - 21:00
“An absorbing, immediate slice of history rendered with the kind of emotional truth that deepens its impact as popular entertainment.”
Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 British Miners’ strike, award winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL, a riveting dance theatre show which takes a nostalgic look at the hard-hitting realities of life at the coal face.
Based on years of personal research by Gary Clarke, COAL is a direct response to his upbringing in the working class mining village of Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire. It’s about trying to capture a time in British history that is too easily forgotten, and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future. Featuring a cast of 7 professional dancers, pushed to emotional and physical extremes, a live brass band and a group of women picked from the local community, COAL is a unique and powerful performance to open Leap 2017
There will be a post show talk on Wed 1 Mar immediately following the show