Kapow 2021-07-20T14:39:34+00:00

Project Description

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

Video trailers: Adrift   Grow

Promoters packs:  Mayfly   Adrift   Grow

Risk assessments:  Adrift   Grow

Photo: Mayfly (premieres in 2021) © Joe Armitage