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HIVE

Tuesday 21 April 2015

At Bristol Food Connections, Saturday 2 May 2pm & 3.30pm, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Dance, costume and storytelling converge in a spectacular new production all about Bees. Will the hive be able to save the Queen? Will there be flowers again? Can our brave worker bees take on the evil Bee-bot?

In a new production created especially for Bristol Food Connections, State of Emergency present ‘Hive’, a new dance theatre work for all the family. ‘Hive’ features a large scale cast of children and young people performing alongside professional dancers from Julia Thorneycroft Company and playwright Edson Burton. With costumes designed by Carnival artist Ruth Ramsey and to a score by Grammy nominated Steve Marshall, ‘Hive’ is an entertaining tale of jealousy, jeopardy and queen bee wannabes.

Working with children from Bannerman Road Primary School and young dancers from Kinesis Youth Dance Company and the Dance Foundation Degree at City of Bristol College, ‘Hive’ shows how dance can address today’s issues through creative education. Based upon the life cycle of bees and exploring their movement and behavior, ‘Hive’ aims to build awareness through a new story that the children have helped to shape.

Hive is funded by Bristol City Council andState of Emergency with support from Bristol Food Connections.

FFI Contact Katy Noakes, Project Manager, E: katynoakes@yahoo.com