... in the middle with you

2012 - 2015

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Lucy Cash

... IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (Touring 2013-2015) This poignant piece delves in the nature of human experience. At times light and playful, at times stark and entrancing, the choreography moves us in very personal ways. Live music and a cast of five dancers, lure audiences in, with personal stories of love, friendship, loss and life, energy and physicality to take us to a more muted and abstract experience that becomes highly intimate. Uplifting and inspiring,…in the middle with you makes an emotional poem of the every day life.

This work is now ready to make tour booking for 2015 You can contact us via our contact page.

“a moment of profound beauty.” (Audience feedback)

‘…in the middle with you’ is a production co-commissioned by The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership is supported by Arts Council England and Independent Dance.

FROM THE PRESS: 

'Hagit Yakira 's new work '...in the middle with you' continues a journey of choreographic development that I have been privileged to watch unfurl over the past few years. This is a work brimful of ideas and moving imagery, danced with passion and conviction by her small company..... this work really deserves to be seen and Hagit Yakira Dance must be on the cusp of longer-term security...' Graham Watts, London Dance, November 2014

If you would like to read more please click here

Performers

Takeshi Matsumoto
Sophie Arstall
Mariana Camiloti
Ben McEwen / Marc Stevenson
Kiraly Saint Claire

Collaborators

Producer — Sarah Shead 
Communication Manager - Caroline Schrieber
Production Assistant — Peta Barrett
Composer - David Leahy 
Guest musicians — Domenico Angarano, Vincenzo Lamagna
Rehearsal Director — Maika Klaukien
Dramaturge — Inna Eizenberg 
Costume Designer — Berit Laageide 
Lighting designer — Fay Patterson 
Apprentice Dancer — Verena Schneider
Production Manager — Gene Giron 
Installation Artists — Laura Narvaez & Lea Collet 
Film Makers — Ivan Bellaroda, Alcada, Robin Laight, Ling Lee 
Photographer — Lucy Cash, Rachel Cherry 
Flyer and poster designer — Italia Rossi & Rita Chodhury

Process Mentoring - Lou Cope

Autumn 2015 dates

8/10/2015 - Stage in Leeds, Leeds

13/10/2015 - Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

20/10/2015 - Phoenix, Exeter, Devon

3/11/2015 - Lianelli, Wales

17/11/2015 - JW3, London

20/11/2015 - Bath Spa University, Bath

2015 Dates

29/01/2015       Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

05/03/2015      The Showroom, Chichester

10/03/2015      Lincoln Drill Hall, Licoldn

13/03/2015      Rich Mix, London

19/03/2015      Laban Theatre, London

24/04/2015      Wakefield College, West Yorkshire

26/03/2015      Circomedia, Bristol

More dates in the autumn 2014 to be announced soon

More from the press

 The piece was received with great success by press and audiences alike.

  • 'Gorgeous, emotional, powerfully beautiful and funny' (audience member)
  • 'The perfect balance between artistry and humanity' (audience member)
  • 'eloquently crafted and beautifully performed' **** Londonist
  • 'The format is esoteric but the mood is warm—a winning combination' Fjord Review
  • 'there is something akin to a ‘lightness of spirit’ at work in the most genuine sense.' **** Exhunt Magazine

Be A Part...

A moment of storytelling: as part of our outreach activity for '...in the middle with you' we are asking individuals to submit stories that will inform the work and also feature in the foyers as we tour the country. 

For more information about how to submit your story please see the video here.

Or else check our blog here 

2013 Dates

Friday 25th October 2013 (Work in progress) - Independent Dance, Siobhan Davies Studios, SE1 6ER. RSVP to [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Thursday 14th November 2013 (Preview) - Roehampton University

Thursday 21st November 2013 (Premiere) - Laban Theatre, 7.30pm, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ. Box Office 020 8469 9500 / http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/

Saturday 21st December 2013 The JW3, 8pm. The JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET, +44 (0)20 7433 8989/ www.jw3.org.uk

2014 Dates

Friday 10th January 2014, 7.30pm                                                                  
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green E1 6LA                                                                   
Box Office 020 7613 7498

Thursday 23rd January 2014, 7.30pm                                                     
Laban Theatre, Creekside, Deptford, SE8 3DZ                                                     
Box Office 020 8469 9500

Saturday 1st February 2014, 12.00pm                                                    
British Dance Edition Festival 2014, Scottish Ballet Studios, Glasgow, G41 2PE  

Wednesday 5th February 2014, 7.30pm                                                    
Quad South Hall, York St John University, York, Yorkshire, YO31 7EX Arts Faculty 
Box Office 01904 876433

Thursday 13th February 2014, 8.00pm                                                         
Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, 10 Square Rd, Halifax, HX1 1QG                   
Box Office 01422 349422 

Greenwich Dance, 2014 – Dates soon to be announced. Please watch Hagit Yakira and Greenwich Dance websites for performance dates

...IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU can stand-alone or can be presented alongside three unique events that inform, inspire and integrate new audiences with the subject matter.

1) An interactive installation

2) A post show talk 

3) Outreach and education workshops

The stand-alone even runs for 50 mins.

Touring availability

  • Touring Autumn 2013- Summer-Autumn 2014

Running Time

  • 50 mins 
+ No interval 

  • Suggested start times 7.30pm/8.00pm 

Reviews

It is a sophisticated, fluid and coherent work that through exciting teamwork and meaningful interactions illustrates that being in the middle with Hagit Yakira is anything but boring. This was a delightful, moving experience performed by a fistful of charismatic, empathetic performers... This is a work brimful of ideas and moving imagery, danced with passion and conviction by her small company.... This work really deserves to be seen and Hagit Yakira Dance must be on the cusp of longer-term security. 

 ----- Graham Watts, London Dance, November, 2013. For the full review please click here 

It’s a dynamic piece that allows an audience and performer the time to reflect on what each movement means to them. At times it’s funny, at times quite sad. It is a well thought out and intelligently realised bit of work and at under an hour for a performance it is one that affords no excuse to decline an opportunity to witness it.

----- Karl O'Doherty, Frost Magazine, January 2014. For the full review please click here

In the Middle with You is a mesmerising performance made up of five dancers who interact with one another in a fluid and intimate recital that is humble, yet mature. There are moments of joy, fear, storytelling... As a viewer, one runs the gamut of pretty much all human emotions throughout the show’s duration.In the Middle with You is a gem of a performance.

----- Emma Knowles, The Upcoming, January 2014. For the full review please click here

 

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