Curtain Raisers

Perform live on a New Adventures stage

An incredible chance to work with dancers from the New Adventures company to create an original piece of choreography in response to our current show on tour and perform it for an audience. This opportunity is usually delivered in partnership with the theatres we tour to or with established groups that we have led other projects with prior to this experience.

Our curtain raisers primarily give young aspiring dancers the opportunity to work with our world-renowned company through the exploration and development of their technical and creative skills. Resulting in the creation of a short piece, as a response to the themes and movement discovered in the work, they then performance on stage before the show.

As part of our current tour of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake we have delivered three curtain raisers involving over 60 young dancers on the main stage at Sadler's Wells (London), Birmingham Hippodrome and Mayflower Theatre (Southampton). We regularly work with Sadler's Wells Associate Schools to give this opportunity to young, aspiring dancers in Islington and in 2018 and 2019 it was proudly supported by team Archie. In 2019 we celebrated 10 years of Curtain Raisers at Birmingham Hippodrome.

If you're a venue or lead a group of experienced dancers contact us to find out more.

Subject to availability.

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