Returning for a third summer, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, in partnership with Farnham Maltings, brings Doorstep Duets to communities across the South East. Featuring New Adventures dancers, the Doorstep Duets programme showcases original choreography by upcoming artists in outdoor spaces and non-traditional performance venues, bringing the joy and wonder of dance to all.
Glenn Graham, Resident Artist, and acclaimed New Adventures company dancer has created Back to Us; a new work that explores the importance of friendship and the need for connection.
In a small town there are three best friends. They are companions, a team, a crew, and their entire world revolves around each other. School, relationships, and family, together they can face it all. But as they grow up, life tests their connection as they are separated and forced to face the tests of love, compassion, and loyalty.
There are friendships that endure and there are friendships that fade away; either way they make us who we are.
Glenn Graham has been passionate about taking dance work into the community since starting his career at New Adventures back in 2003, he feels that everyone should experience the power of expression through movement, giving people insight to their creative mind.
Glenn Graham, Choreographer and New Adventures Resident Artist
This year’s tour will begin on 11 July 2023 at our New Adventures home base in Farnham.
All performances are subject to last minute cancellation due to weather conditions
Tuesday 11 July Farnham Maltings (4.30pm)
Thursday 13 July Mercia Walk (next to Jubilee Square), Woking Town Centre (5pm)
Saturday 15 July Farnham Maltings (2pm)
Tuesday 18 July Clacton Shopping Village (11am, 12pm)
Wednesday 19 July Harlow Town Park (2.30pm, 3.30pm)
Thursday 20 July King George V Playing Field, Wivenhoe (12.45pm)
Friday 21 July Colchester Library (10am)
Friday 21 July Culver Square, Colchester (11.30am)
Saturday 22 July Latitude Festival (2.30pm, 5.15pm)
Tuesday 25 July Ashford Town Bandstand, High Street (3pm)
Thursday 27 July Marlowe Theatre (10.50am)
Saturday 29 July Market Square, Dover (11am)
Saturday 29 July Marina Curve, Dover (12.45pm)
Tuesday 1 August Horley Library (10am, 11am)
Tuesday 1 August Reigate Library (1.30pm, 2.30pm)
Wednesday 2 August Camberley Library (10am, 1.30pm)
Thursday 3 August Egham Library (10am, 12pm)
Thursday 3 August Staines Library (2.30pm, 4pm)
Friday 4 August The JPK Project, 39 - 41 Church St, Old Town, Eastbourne (10.30am)
Friday 4 August Eastbourne Library (2pm), please book here.
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New Adventures is thrilled to be working with the following partners to deliver Doorstep Duets: Farnham Maltings, Dance Woking, Mercury Theatre Colchester, Dance Network Association, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Future Foundry, Dover Town Council, Port of Dover, Sussex Dance Network and Surrey Libraries.
Thank you to our Partners and Funders.
Arts Council England