Parlour DanceOne of the U.K.’s brightest new choreographic talents, Helen Parlor, is bringing something very exciting and different to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 11 May, 8pm.

Parlor Dance’s Close Relations is an engaging, acrobatic and thought-provoking show that explores our relationships with our neighbours. It revolves around the lives of four people, brought together by where they live. An explosive, helter-skelter ride of dance and impressive contact work, speech, animation and visual projections that will grip you, tickle you, pull on your heartstrings and make you ponder on your own life.

The ideas in this show are based around the evolution of the role of a neighbour. Over the last fifty years the role of the neighbour has changed dramatically. In the past communities have bonded by chatting over the fence, having garden and street parties and being there to lend a hand to their neighbours whenever they should call. A neighbour was someone you could call on, confide in and trust. Close Distance explores how this has changed in modern society.

It is a fast paced, provocative dance theatre show that explores our complex human relationships. Audiences young and old will blown away by the physical virtuosity of her incredible dancers who effortlessly move between character using both text and movement. This is a gutsy first show from one of the UK’s hotly tipped emerging dance makers.

Helen Parlor comes to this project fresh from her recent role as Assistant Choreographer of the Paralympic Games, where her work reached a global audience.
Helen said: “I enjoy working with how bodies can support one another, throw one another, dodge, spiral around and fly at one another to communicate a sense of energy. I have tried to create a physical dance theatre show which touches on the real, holding a sense of relevance to people’s lives and experiences.”
Tickets are available from Bridport Arts Centre’s box office: 01308 424204 or online. £12 adult/ £11 members and concession.