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Local and international dance artists break the rules with a weekend of contemporary dance - 18/04/17
Hull Dance, the leading voice for professional dancers in the UK’s City of Culture, presents Transgression: Breaking the rules between Friday 12 and Sunday 14 May, with exceptional performances, insightful discussion and workshops from artists all well-known for breaking the rules. It’s all about Dance… but not as you know it!

From Internationally renowned New Art Club creating their usual brand of mayhem in the Guildhall’s council chamber to Colette Sadler’s Notebook Series, where she creates a conversation with her laptop. The festival promises to offer something for everyone aimed at all ages. Families will enjoy We Are The Monsters, a fun introduction to dance they will never forget! Set in a cardboard city inhabited by weird and wacky Monsters in all shapes and sizes at Hull Central Library on Sunday 14 May, with performances at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

The festival has been curated by local professional dancers, who all came together to share their ideas for what ‘Dance’ they would like to see come to their city. The weekend of contemporary dance will start with the first pilot performance of Jo Fong’s brand new work Belonging, featuring dancers from across Yorkshire and the Humber region. Taking place in and around Hull, the weekend will feature performances and other events in unusual settings right in the heart of the city.

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure and Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure Limited, said: “Hull Dance, the council’s initiative through our Arts Development team, has worked incredibly hard to present this festival of contemporary dance. Offering something for everyone, the weekend promises to offer something really special, different and exciting!”

Keyna Paul, Hull Dance Artistic Director, said: "Transgressions is a mix of performances, talks and workshops by artists breaking the established rules of dance and making up a few of their own."
Anthony Middleton, Company Director theMiddletonCorpus, said: “We were very excited to present our new duet work CLOUD at the 'Trangressions' event. It promises to be a fantastic weekend to showcase the incredible level of professional dance work to be found in the North. We look forward to performing in the stunning St Mary’s Church.”

Ruth Drake, Arts Development Officer at Hull City Council, said: “We are delighted that the city will be able to experience this amazing weekend of dance from an incredible array of national and international artists.”
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