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Refugees Of The Lost Heart

“An exquisite feast for the senses which tantalises the audience….Tom Dale creates beautiful movement which is a rare joy to watch.” ***** Cloud Dance Festival

Explosive physicality, urban soundscapes and graphic visuals ignite in a mischievous exploration of life perched on the brink of change.

Inspired by and performed to the enigmatic concept album by the prodigious music producer Shackleton. Refugees of the Lost Heart is a full on, fully integrated audio-visual performance where six incredible dancers navigate a world in flux, accelerating from primordial beginnings to a high finance present before exploding into a new dimension.

This is Tom Dale’s second collaboration with digital artist Barret Hodgson.

Described by Sanjoy Roy for Londondance.com as a “choreographic concept album”.

Original production Commissioned by DanceXchange and supported by Curve (Leicester), Lakeside Arts Centre, déda, Laban Theatre and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Tom Dale Company is resident company at Dance4. 

Choreography: Tom Dale
Performers: Maria Olga Palliani, Michael Kelland, Joshua Smith, Hugh Stanier, John Henney and Ariadna Girones Mata
Digital Media Artist: Barret Hodgson
Music: Shackleton
Set Design: Kate Unwin
Lighting Design and Technical Manager: Liam Fahey
Photography: Atherton-Chiellino
Creative Consultant: Rick Holland
Production Manager: Rachel Shipp
Producer: Claire Summerfield

“The impact of the visual graphics, the dancers’ movement and the music is stunning.” **** Laura Ginesi, Behind the Arras