James Wilton Dance presents ‘The Storm’

Thursday, 2 May 2019 | 7:30 pm



James Wilton Dance, one of Europe’s most in demand dance companies, present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning fast, athleticism, where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fuse to form dance that will blow audiences away.

Seven dancers, a soundtrack of thundering electro-rock especially composed by Amarok and thousands of pieces of paper combine to create a work that will astound you with its athleticism and touch you emotionally in a way that words simply can’t.

In this storm can you find peace? Can you find the calm eye of the storm? Will it all blow over?

The Storm is co-commissioned by Blackpool Grand, DanceEast, The Gulbenkian, The Place and Swindon Dance, with support from Arts Council England Grants for The Arts and the Mayflower 400 Fund.



Workshops will offer a unique insight into James Wilton Dance's work, teaching participants new physical, creative and team skills. Due to the subject matter of The Storm, JWD will engage participants with discussion on mental health through creative dialogue. Mental health can be a taboo talking point, however art and creating art can be a way of engaging with a subject matter without even realising it.


Saturday 27th April | for families | 2pm – 4pm in the Large Studio

Monday 29th April | for adults | 6pm – 8:30pm in the Large Studio

Wednesday 1st May | Open Rehearsal | 1pm – 6pm in the main Theatre space