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04 Oct 2023 - 04 Oct 2023

Chantry Dance present A Matter of Time

Price: £19.25

Event description

A mesmerising triple bill exploring our relationship with time.

a matter of time has been created by award-winning producers and choreographers Rae Piper and Paul Chantry in collaboration with innovative director-choreographer Kristian Cunningham.

GHOST DANCES combines contemporary dance and puppetry with Nicholas Maw’s eponymous 1988 suite. A woman journeys through the past, present and future where the allusive ‘ghosts’ of the title are her fractured dreams and memories. She learns to reconcile the uncertainty of the future with the lessons of the past to fully live the present moment – a struggle we’re all familiar with.

ARIADNE’S LAMENT is a dance setting of an extract from Roman poet Catullus’ carmen 64, where Ariadne laments her abandonment by Theseus and faces a desolate future. The work considers how certain human situations remain relevant and relatable no matter when they occur.

IN TIME OF DAFFODILS is danced to Chanticleer’s remarkable musical setting of ee cummings’ poem of the same name. This beautiful, evocative piece is a reminder of the simple things in life and that life is about journeys not destinations – the goal of living is to grow.


Accessibility Information:

Wheelchair access

Following recent improvements to the stalls seating area, we now offer easier access and better viewing locations for wheelchair users. So you can be assured of a comfortable and enjoyable experience, we have level access to the stalls from Commercial Street and provide two accessible toilets on the stalls level.


Hearing Impaired

The Victoria Theatre has an induction loop for hearing aid users in the auditorium and Box Office.
Additionally the Victoria Theatre now offers an infra-red audio system allowing customers in the Stalls and The Circle and to individually adjust the volume of the performance.


Visual Impairments

We now offer versions of our seasonal brochure in large print. Please contact the box office to request copies to be sent to you.
Guide dogs are welcome and we will be pleased to provide a bowl of water on request.


Complimentary tickets
We are pleased to offer a complimentary ticket to essential carers of people with additional needs. Please contact the Box Office for details on 01422 351158

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