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UPCOMING EVENTS

Find the dates, times, locations and book tickets for Eliot Smith Dance upcoming season of performances and events

AUTUMN 2023 SEASON

We are thrilled to share our autumn 2023 season with you. It is one of our best seasons to date!

More than ever, it is important to acknowledge how dance and the arts in general can be a vehicle to bring us together and explore our human connection on this planet. We invite you to experience the inspiration of Eliot Smith Dance (ESD).

Our autumn season features a London performance, a European collaboration, an extensive outreach programme for children and adults in our local community and more to come!

We believe this season will bring you a richness of creativity and ideas in contemporary dance. Further details and information on how to purchase tickets to our upcoming events is available on this webpage.

Thank you for your support and love for ESD. We look forward to seeing you throughout the season!

Eliot Smith, Creative Director

Eliot Smith Dance

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Promo image. Dancer Yamit Salazar. Photographer Darren Iwrin

COALFIELD TO LANDSCAPE

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER, 2PM

WOODHORN MUSEUM

CoalField to Landscape brings together Danish-based composer Liv Vester Larsen and ESD's creative director Eliot Smith for the creation of an interdisciplinary contemporary dance duet created and performed at what was once the largest pit village in the world, Woodhorn Museum. The work will highlight the sustainable transformation from coalfields to the landscape of Northumberland — an area of outstanding natural beauty. To purchase tickets and to find out more, click the red ticket button.

This project followers Larsen's and ESD's participation in the International Touring and Environmental Responsibility programme 2023.

Coalfield and Landscape is funded by Danish Arts Foundation and Arts Council England in partnership with Julie’s Bicycle.

Image: Liv Lester Larsen Photographer My Lambertson

HUMAN

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER, 8PM

CHELSEA THEATRE, LONDON

Experience Eliot Smith Dance on the London stage!

Join ESD's longest serving dancer, Yamit Salazar performing a night of electrifying solos created by ESD's creative director, Eliot Smith with the finest original music by multi prize-winning composer Adam Johnson.

This explosive performance of mesmerising solos explores the joys, the sorrows, the idiocies, the brilliance of everything human.

From cutting-edge contemporary movement and pumping folklore to exhilarating commercial dancing, this up close and personal night of brilliant dance will set your heart racing.

"It is quite incredible that a solo dancer expressing what it is to be human is enough" Cultured North East.

This performance is generously supported by T. Loughlin and J. Atkinson.

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Image: Dancer Yamit Salazar. Photographer Will Allan

ESD IN THE COMMUNITY

In addition to our creations and performances, throughout the autumn season ESD will again create three new educational dance works for children in two primary schools based in the Westerhope area of Newcastle upon Tyne and one community adult group based in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The workshops will explore The Rivers of Newcastle with deep emphasis on the protection of their purity and highlighting how important these rivers are to our local ecosystem. The choreography will be led by the children and adults as a means of nurturing individual voice, identity, and encouraging participants to celebrate their heritage and culture. This project will culminate in three dance performances in November tailored for staff and families to enjoy.

This project is funded by Newcastle Culture Fund administered by Community Foundation.

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Image: ESD Participant, St Mark's RC Primary School.

Photographer Eliot Smith

OVERVIEW CREATIVES

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Eliot Smith

Creative Director

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Liv Vester Larsen

Guest Artist & Composer

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Adam Johnson

Composer in Residence

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Yamit Salazar

Dancer & Rehearsal Director

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Click on profiles to find out more about creatives bio's.

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FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

Eliot Smith Dance acknowledges the support for autumn 2023 season from T. Loughlin, J. Atkinson and:

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