“Dale’s ability to fill an empty space with the brooding menace of urban shadowlands is to the fore…edgy, urgent moves where bodies are like coiled springs, ready to unleash lethally athletic dance.” The Herald
Tom Dale Company in partnership with 2Faced Dance
Subterrania is a collaborative piece, inspired by the work of composer Shackleton.
Set amid dark and oozing bass lines and snaking percussion, Subterrania aims to create a new reality, a sense of urgency and a chaotic vitality. There is toughness and depth, warmth and richness, alongside dread-filled lyrics of Vengeance Tenfold. Together they paint a picture of a world on the verge of imminent doom, with real resonance in current times.
“Some dance shows make you itch to jump up and start dancing…the energy propelled from the performers to the spectators was palpable.” The Skinny
Choreography: Tom Dale
Lighting Design: James Mackenzie
Costume Design: Claire Milinczuk
Original Cast: Johnny Autin, Mathew Chambers, Nathan French, Luke Jessop, Daniel Lowenstein, Jake Nwogu, Hugh Stanier, Lewis Wilkins
“This all-male troupe mixes hip-hop moves with contemporary dance, creating a muscular, confident style. These works show none of the joins that can plague crossover projects. The dancers have an easy athleticism, at home with everything from street dance acrobatics to mooching contemporary steps.” The Independent
“They hit the ground running in Tom Dale’s Subterrania, a piece which explores the pulsating rhythms and heavy basslines of electro DJ Shackleton. The full company are enlisted to bang about, as loud as they can, causing a creative riot on stage. Together, they are dynamic, athletic, powerful: the essence of man?” Public Reviews