Dancing England is bringing the best in traditional dance to The Nottingham Playhouse stage this coming January for an extravaganza of English culture that will be a sight to behold – even for many who think they know what traditional dance is all about.
Blending together the history of our Sceptred Isle, its emotions and stories, combined with traditional English folklore, this event is designed to present true English dance and music to a wider audience.
Attendees can expect a marvellous concoction of all things English. We’ve brought together such things as Carnival Morris, which is a pom-pom, tiptoed spectacle, as well as the bedlam of Herefordshire’s wild and wondrous Border Morris.
Cotswold Morris brings the vibes of the summer’s village fete to the stage, whilst the discipline and quasi-militaristic lines of the North West clog dance will blow you away.
Plus, how could we forget the award-winning English sword dancing teams? They will dazzle you with their flashing blades of stainless steel. And the out of work Molly-dancing Plough Boys from East Anglia demanding money with menaces or the Lancashire cloggers tapping out the rhythms of the old cotton mills?
Watch our musicians and dancers tell the story of our industrial and rural history and heritage. You will not find a stage show like this anywhere else in the UK. It takes place for one night only on Saturday 26th January 2019, starting at 6.30 pm, giving you a glimpse of spring in the depths of winter that could brighten and inspire a new interest that lasts well into the new year.