Booming good dance moves ahead

New Art Club present Big Bag of Boom at The Foundry, Western Bank, Sheffield,  October 19 2011,
New Art Club present Big Bag of Boom at The Foundry, Western Bank, Sheffield, October 19 2011,

THE Reeves and Mortimer of contemporary choreography, the Gilbert and George of Dance, the Margot Fonteyns of comedy – whichever way you see them, there’s surely no other contemporary dance duo quite like New Art Club.

The pair showing exactly what makes their approach to dance so distinctive when they appear at The Foundry at Sheffield University on Wednesday withtheir latest work, Big Bag of Boom, in an evening of dance and humour presented by the university Students’ Union and Danceworks UK.

It’s also part of the Grin Up North festival because they have impeccable comedy credentials as the winners of the Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Award 2010.

New Art Club was formed ten years ago by Tom Roden and Pete Shenton and is fuelled by their shared spirit of adventure.

Big Bag of Boom brings together the most explosively funny moments from a decade of award-winning New Art Club shows, with all the clever tricks, hilarious set pieces and brilliant dances that make up their unique universe mashed-up into a combustible new production.

Fans can relive classic moments including country dancing to Sheffield Eighties band Heaven 17, a wonderfully twisted game of peekaboo and the hilarious Various Monsters.

In addition to the show at the Foundry, New Art Club will also be presenting a day of special dance theatre workshops for higher education colleges, schools, youth and community groups in South Yorkshire on Thursday, October 20.

The cost of £20 per person includes a performance ticket for Big Bag of Boom on the Wednesday evening and admission to the workshop. For further information or to reserve places, contact Sara Unwin at Danceworks (email, 2210311).