“It’s about love, loss and what that means now.”
Contemporary dancers are to revisit a beautifully thought-provoking performance that celebrates and commemorates people’s relationships during the Second World War this Remembrance weekend.
The Tenfoot Dance Company will be performing The Way We Were in Hull’s Paragon Interchange throughout the day on Saturday 12 November, 2016.
I hope the audience will be moved and think about the impact the war has had. We are dancing with people who have lived through the war and that means a lot to us.”
– Jon Beney
The Way We Were looks at relationships during wartime, with a central narrative focusing on two main characters; a young couple who meet only to be separated by conflict.
You might have been lucky enough to see the piece at Freedom Festival in September but, for those who missed out or want to see it again, free performances will take place at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.
The piece brings together professional dancers, live musicians and a multi-generational cast.
One of Hull’s first contemporary dance theatre companies, Tenfoot Dance Company is dedicated to creating new and inspiring dance works with a strong community focus. Founded and established by two Hull born and bred dancers Freddie Garland and Jon Beney, its aims are to inspire new and existing audiences, create works for outdoor spaces and theatres that appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds, and endeavour to help build a stronger dance community in Hull and beyond.
The Way We Were is a three-year project, being performed in five UK cities in 2017 and across Europe in 2018. It incorporates a range of dance styles and genres, from contemporary dance to jive, lindyhop and ballroom.
The Way We Were is supported by Arts Council England, Transpennine Express, Trident, Royal British Legion, Armstrongs Social Club Sequence Dancers, Kingston Swing, Freedom Festival, Amy Johnson festival, Hull City Council, Hull Truck Theatre, David Lloyds Gym, Ensemble 52, Hull Dance, Pes Property Rentals, Antoine Robinson pianist.