Step this way for HALF PRICE tickets to see In My Shoes - a new dance spectacular coming to Sheffield City Hall, writes Graham Walker.
The show, from hip-hop innovators Rationale Productions, combines humour and break dancing to portray the story of five very different people who attend an extreme ‘hip hop’ therapy session, in a desperate bid to overcome their problems.
Expect high energy, lots of laughter, gravity-defying b-boying, slick popping, and a ton of Hip Hop moves that will blow you away.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch a sneak preview of the show.
The show, on a national tour, comes to the City Hall on Wednesday, March 12.
A flash-mob dance to promote the production is planned in Fargate, in Sheffield city centre, on Saturday, March 1, around 1pm to 4pm.
Email from that flash mob event your photos and short videos, or YouTube urls, with In My Shoes in the subject field, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rationale is a collective of five culturally diverse dancers hailing from Sheffield,
It tells the story of a father and a son who have a troublesome relationship that lacks respect and understanding. In a desperate attempt to save their relationship, they attend an extreme therapy session which makes them consider the difficulties faced by others to develop their understanding of how it feels to be in another person’s shoes.
The concept came about during research and development for the production when members of the crew presented stories of what they wanted to express to an audience - darker moments in their lives, personal experiences and difficult moments.
American funk musician George Clinton once said “you can walk a mile in my shoes, but you can’t dance a step in my feet,” something the acclaimed Rationale Productions holds core to their hip hop theatre production.
They are rewriting the way hip-hop is seen and heard across the world through their mix of dancing and theatre.
This piece uses movement, dialogue and interaction to portray challenging real life experiences that will have a lasting effect on the audience’s compassion for others in real life, while exposing them to an entertaining piece of hip-hop theatre.
Tickets for In My Shoes are £10, £7 concessions, subject to booking fees. Buy in person at Sheffield City Hall box office, call 0114 2789 789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.
To get your £10 full price tickets for half price - just £5 each, though booking fees may apply - simply quote staroffer when buying in person, by phone or online.
The half price offer is not retrospective and applies only to the next 200 ticket sales bought quoting staroffer. So hurry.
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