AMICI'S ONE WORLD wealth of the common people

Lyric Theatre Hammersmith   29 June – 2 July

Amici Dance Theatre Company celebrate their 40th anniversary, albeit a little late due to the world-wide Covid pandemic, with a full-company production which tells the personal and sometimes harrowing stories of just a few of the refugees and displaced people in the world today.

With over 80 disabled and non-disabled performers on stage, many specially invited from all over the world, this festival of colour and music, tragedy and comedy will be Amici’s biggest production to date.

Directed by Amici’s artistic director, Wolfgang Stange, the show will celebrate the beauty, love and unity of people from different cultures across the globe and be part of a celebratory week of workshops, a photographic exhibition and films.

“Without hope we would be lost indeed. Amici shows that sharing and celebrating each other‘s difference is the only way forward.” Wolfgang Stange

TICKETS

020 8741 6850
 
Evenings
Wed 29 June – Sat 2 July 7.30pm

Matinee
Fri 1 July 1.30pm
 
Open Captioned Fri 1 July 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Audio Described Fri 1 July 1.30pm & 7.30pm

An Amici Dance Theatre Company Production. Produced by Turtle Key Arts
Artistic Director and Choreography – Wolfgang Stange
Director and Set Design – Michael Vale
Composer and Live Musician – Nao Masuda
Assistant Choreographer – Colm Gallagher
Costume Design – Tina Bicat
Lighting Designer – Phil Supple
 
Suitable for ages 10+

 

 

AMICI CINEMA


FREE screenings of films from Amici’s repertoire of shows from the last 40 years.

This event is part of Amici’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

Thurs 30th June 5:30pm
Fri 1st July 5:30pm

 

OPEN WORKSHOP

Sat 2nd July 3pm

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A unique opportunity to take part in an Amici Dance Theatre Company workshop run by Wolfgang Stange and Amici members.

Amici, the Lyric’s resident community artists-in-residence, integrate able-bodied and disabled artists and performers. Founded by Wolfgang Stange in 1980, the company has had a major impact worldwide challenging conventional attitudes about disability and the arts.

They regularly get requests from teachers, practitioners, dance students and people of all abilities and levels of experience interested to attend their classes, learn their methods and teaching practices, in response Amici hold “open workshops”, which are open to anyone.

This two-hour workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from Amici founder Wolfgang Stange and respond creatively to the themes explored in Amici's One World.

Tickets £10 or just £5 when purchased in the same transaction as tickets for Amici's One World.

 

Dragon’s Heart & Dragon’s Soul present Cusanau Du & T4

Mon 27th June 1pm

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The Welsh dance company Dragon’s Heart & Dragon’s Soul will present two pieces.

Cusanau Du (Black Kisses)
The dance tells the stories of the Welsh coal mining communities during the 1984 year long strike accompanied by beautiful music in the ancient language and pop songs of the mid-80s.

T4
At Tiergartenstrasse 4 in Berlin in the mid-1930s the government began planning their final solution by organising the euthanasia of people with disabilities. T4 displays the humanity of the people considered imperfect by the Third Reich regime; their hopes, their dreams, their loves, their joys.

Tickets £10 or just £5 when purchased in the same transaction as tickets for Amici's One World.

 

Jolt Dance presents Takiwatanga

Mon 27th June 2:30pm

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The New Zealand dance company Jolt Dance give a talk about their work, a performance of Takiwatanga (25 mins) and a short film (20 mins), followed by a Q&A.

Tickets £10 or just £5 when purchased in the same transaction as tickets for Amici's One World.

 

Eluwana Mudiyanselage Pushpasiri & Indepen-Dance

Wed 29th June 1pm

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Two cultures come together in this special event featuring Sri Lankan dancer Eluwana Mudiyanselage Pushpasiri and Scottish dance company Indepen-dance.

Eluwana Mudiyanselage Pushpasiri will give a talk and visual presentation about being a dancer in Sri Lanka followed by a short performance.

Indepen-dance, from Scotland, will show a short film and then facilitate a fun creative movement and exploration workshop to share their ethos and inspire and enthuse.

Tickets £10 or just £5 when purchased in the same transaction as tickets for Amici's One World.

 

Brio Theatre presents The Real Me

Thur 30th June 1pm

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Brio Theatre from the USA will perform The Real Me including a monologue by a British actress and a poem spoken by an Amici member.

A talkback session with the playwright will be held after the performance.

Tickets £10 or just £5 when purchased in the same transaction as tickets for Amici's One World.