Under the artistic direction of founders and performers Beth Powlesland and Eithne Kane, Manchester-based performance company Kapow works with environmental themes, using dance, physical theatre and circus to engross audiences in movement-driven stories in outdoor settings.
Touring in 2021 are:
Mayfly: Kapow’s most ambitious piece to date, with a custom-engineered set incorporating 5 fountains, programmed to shoot water into the air in sync with the two dancers’ choreography. The piece explores a poetic narrative expressing the transformative strength of women and inspired by the brief life of the Mayfly.
Adrift: A female duet performance on a giant wobble board conjures a raft in the middle of the ocean. The two women battle the odds in their stormy environment, eventually learning to live in their small, unpredictable landscape.
Grow: An energetic and uplifting family-friendly duet which is an entertaining take on gardening and a touching commentary on the future of humanity.
2021 tour dates
24 & 25 July Refract Sale, Manchester Grow
14 Aug Worthing Grow
15 Aug mac Birmingham Mayfly
21 Aug Salisbury Arts Centre gardens Grow
28 Aug Millom, Cumbria Grow
29 Aug Egremont, Cumbria Grow
30 Aug Kirkby-Stephen, Cumbria Grow
4 & 5 Sept Greenwich & Docklands International Festival Mayfly
11 Sept Civic Garden Party Barnsley Grow
2 & 3 Oct Arts by the Sea Bournemouth Adrift
more dates to be confirmed
Photo: Mayfly (premieres in 2021) © Joe Armitage