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Archive listings for Mark Bruce Dance Company

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Return to Heaven - T0986252266

Two explorers searching the dark mysteries of the ancient world enter a land beyond time and death; where the demons and gods they awaken unleash the gods and legacies within themselves. Hounded by scientists and supernatural forces, a perilous journey ensues as the couple, trying desperately not to lose one another, must play their role in the resurrection of an ancient deity. Drawing upon the mythology of Ancient Egypt, Return to Heaven is dance theatre at its most potent and ambitious - its narrative led by the subconscious; crossing lands, cultures and time to create a mythology and symbolism of its own. With influences of William Burroughs, old horror films and Victorian chillers, Return to Heaven presents visions of cursed tombs, jungles, science fiction nightmares and islands of paradise. Set to music ranging from Penderecki to Tchaikovsky, Mark Lanegan and Harry Belafonte, Return to Heaven is visceral and poignant, intricately choreographed and laced with dark humour.
28 Apr 20 to 29 Apr 20Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
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21 Apr 20 to 22 Apr 20New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth :: V769
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27 Mar 20 to 28 Mar 20Northgate Arts Centre, Ipswich :: V374262553
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17 Mar 20 to 18 Mar 20Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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28 Feb 20 to 14 Mar 20Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
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12 Feb 20Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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5 Feb 20 to 8 Feb 20The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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30 Jan 20 to 1 Feb 20Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
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Macbeth - T02048496079

Multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company present a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of human nature. Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeths (Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval) unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control. With a cast of nine and designed by the creative team that brought you Dracula and The Odyssey, this dance theatre production realises a beautifully harrowing vision of an internal wasteland formed from the pursuit of power through ruthless means.Choreographer Mark Bruce. Director Mark Bruce. Design Philip Eddolls. Lighting Guy Hoare. Costume Dorothee Brodruck. Performer Jonathan Gooddard. Performer Eleanor Duval.
17 May 18 to 18 May 18Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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10 May 18 to 12 May 18Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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1 May 18 to 2 May 18Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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17 Apr 18 to 18 Apr 18Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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23 Mar 18 to 24 Mar 18Northgate Arts Centre, Ipswich :: V374262553
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23 Feb 18 to 17 Mar 18Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
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8 Feb 18 to 9 Feb 18Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
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31 Jan 18 to 1 Feb 18Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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25 Jan 18 to 27 Jan 18Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
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The Odyssey - T061391420

The King, Odysseus (performed by Christopher Tandy) separated from his family for ten years of brutal war, faces another ten year struggle to return home, as a reckless God (performed by Jonathan Goddard) drags him on an epic journey across oceans to strange lands and the darkness beyond. Immortal beauties, shape shifters, monsters and sorcerers both guide and torment the king as he hurtles towards a savage and desperate reunion with his Queen. Mark Bruce Company present a vision of a broken world, from faded New York pageants to islands of fantasy; brutal seas, battlefields and a gateway to Hades. This new dance theatre production is set to music ranging from Mozart to Mark Lanegan; Sacred Arias to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and an originally composed score. This Odyssey is of now - contemporary horror and fantasy splintering from ancient myth, the themes universal: how we face our mortality and the driving force of the Gods inside us.Costume Dorothee Brodruck. Lighting Guy Hoare. Design Phil Eddolls. Performer Christopher Tandy. Performer Alan Vincent. Performer Eleanor Duval. Performer Grace Jabbari. Performer Hannah Kidd. Performer Jonathan Goddard. Performer Jordi Calpe Serrats. Performer Nicole Guarino. Performer Wayne Parsons. Performer Lia Ujcic. Performer Natalie Dodd.
15 Apr 16 to 16 Apr 16Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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11 Apr 16 to 12 Apr 16Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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23 Feb 16 to 19 Mar 16Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
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10 Feb 16 to 14 Feb 16The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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Dracula - T0148314897

Bruce's company of ten exceptional dancers bring Bram Stoker's haunting, erotic tale to life in a heart wrenching and magical dance theatre production. With an eclectic mix of music from Bach and Mozart to Ligetti and Fred Frith, Bruce explores choreographic styles ranging from the subtlety of classical etiquette to visceral contemporary dance. Running time: 1hr 50mins (inc. interval). Age guidance: 14+Presented byMark Bruce Company. Presented byTobacco Factory Theatre. Presented byPavilion Dance. Presented byWilton's Music Hall. Choreographer Mark Bruce. Lighting Guy Hoare. Design Phil Eddolls. Sound Chris Samuels. Costume Dorothee Brodruck. Performer Jonathan Goddard (The Count).
2 Dec 14 to 4 Dec 14The Old Market, Brighton :: V1008189979
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25 Nov 14 to 26 Nov 14Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320
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22 Nov 14Northgate Arts Centre, Ipswich :: V374262553
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18 Nov 14Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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14 Nov 14 to 15 Nov 14Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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11 Nov 14Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
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8 Nov 14Galeri Caernarfon, Caernarfon :: V1437671379
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30 Oct 14 to 1 Nov 14The Tramway, Glasgow :: V621
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25 Oct 14Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli :: V819218539
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21 Oct 14 to 22 Oct 14Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
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15 Oct 14 to 18 Oct 14Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
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10 Oct 14 to 11 Oct 14Contact Theatre, Manchester :: V483
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7 Oct 14Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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1 Oct 14 to 4 Oct 14Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
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26 Sep 14 to 27 Sep 14Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
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5 Nov 13 to 6 Nov 13The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
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9 Oct 13 to 2 Nov 13Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
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4 Oct 13 to 5 Oct 13Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth :: V906
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25 Sep 13 to 28 Sep 13The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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Made in Heaven - T2093447106

Merging ancient themes with harsh realities of contemporary life, Mark Bruce creates a surreal world ruled by a blinded cop and a malicious virgin, where a prairie girl dreams of other lives, and a chain-gang dances on the edge of an inferno. With music ranging from Debussy and Leadbelly to Queens of the Stone Age and The Black Keys, this dark, sometimes comic piece interrogates the very idea of Heaven. Running time: 70mins (no interval). Age 13+Performer Rick Bland. Performer Greig Cooke. Performer Cree Barnett Williams. Performer Eleanor Duval. Performer Kristin McGuire. Performer Cris Tandy.
30 Jun 12 to 1 Jul 12Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
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27 Jun 12Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
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23 Jun 12The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
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21 Jun 12Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
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12 Jun 12Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
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7 Jun 12Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth :: V906
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31 May 12 to 2 Jun 12Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
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26 May 12Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne :: V916524193
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23 May 12Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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18 May 12 to 20 May 12The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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Love and War - T0892998764

In his startling new work Mark Bruce uses theatre-in-the-round and a soundtrack including Sparklehorse, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age and Gyorgy Ligeti, to plunge the imagination into a raw arena of the otherworld. Time shifts and figures from myth and ritual collide, God's emerge amongst frenzied cheerleaders, murderous strangers, dogs of war and bedraggled homecoming queens, in a heart-searching dance work of savage beauty. Age 13+. Running time: approx. 70minsChoreographer Mark Bruce. Director Mark Bruce. Design Marian Bruce. Lighting Guy Hoare. Sound Chris Samuels. Performer Greig Cooke. Performer Eleanor Duval. Performer Darren Ellis. Performer Joanne Fong. Performer Caroline Hotchkiss. Performer Elizabeth Mischler. Performer Ino Riga.
8 Jul 10 to 9 Jul 10O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford :: V878772988
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1 Jul 10 to 3 Jul 10Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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24 Jun 10 to 25 Jun 10Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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2 Jun 10 to 5 Jun 10The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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7 May 10 to 8 May 10The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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Sea of Bones - T1634976117

Sea of Bones is a richly-layered full-length work, embodying choreographer [Mark Bruce]'s trademark style of raw visceral power tinged with tenderness and longing.Choreographer Mark Bruce. Director Mark Bruce. Design Martin Bruce. Lighting Guy Hoare. Costume Lucia Snell. Performer Eleanor Duval. Performer Joanne Fong. Performer Chris Keerie. Performer Elizabeth Mischler. Performer Shahla Tarrant. Performer Caroline Hotchkiss.
9 Nov 07Manchester Gorilla (formerly Green Room), Manchester :: V485
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2 Nov 07Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
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18 Oct 07Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
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2 Oct 07South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
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27 Sep 07Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
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16 Jun 07Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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29 May 07Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff :: V827
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18 May 07 to 19 May 07The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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1 May 07Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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15 Oct 99Town Hall Studios, Swindon :: V1019
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14 Oct 99Forest Arts Centre, New Milton :: V786
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29 May 07Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
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