Join us for FLUX, our first ever festival celebrating dance and visual theatre.
We’ve curated some of the most outstanding, creative and awe-inspiring dance and visual theatre experiences for you, including new commissions, inclusive performances and international hits. There really is something for everyone in this major new festival for Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. Time to be inspired.
BalletBoyz presents THEM / US
Applauded across the globe for their stunning live performances, films and TV appearances, BalletBoyz are back with two brand new works. Them is created by the BalletBoyz dancers themselves, together with key collaborators, and the Tony and Olivier Award-winning Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris) brings us the achingly beautiful Us.
20 March 2019 at 7.30pm / Click here to book
Rhiannon Faith presents SMACK THAT (A CONVERSATION)
Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. Expect games, dancing, humour and a very raw and honest account of domestic abuse. Each member of the all-female cast, a close-knit group of non-performers and dance artists, fearlessly takes on the persona of Beverly to convey turbulent, real experiences.
9 April 2019 at 7.30pm / Pay What You Can – Click here to book
Filskit Theatre in collaboration with Flow Observatorium presents THE ARTIST
Step inside their works of art as paintings spring to life through interactive projection, light and sound. The Artist is a multi-sensory performance for young autistic people aged 7+. This is an interactive performance where the audience are invited onto the stage to move and play alongside the performers.
25 April 2019 at 4pm / Click here to book
Ockham’s Razor presents THIS TIME
With a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60. Featuring a series of aerial frames which are raised from floor to ceiling the four performers lift, push and cradle each other through a world of windows, thresholds and ledges. Bodies are suspended high in the air and swung close to the ground in an innovative new take on doubles trapeze.
10 & 11 May 2019 at 7.30pm / Click here to book
CLOD Ensemble presents ON THE HIGH ROAD
An intoxicating explosion of movement, music and light. The stark monochrome design, kaleidoscopic movement and exhilarating music conjures a feverish end of epoch atmosphere. At once dance, theatre and gig – On The High Road’s turbulent blend of movement and music defies categorisation.
16 May 2019 at 7.30pm / Click here to book
BURN THE FLOOR with Kevin Clifton, Graziano Di Prima and Johannes Radebe
Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage. From seriously romantic Waltz, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through. You will revel in the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and be left breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba.
17 May 2019 at 7.30pm / Click here to book
Company Wayne McGregor presents AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Inspired by Wayne’s own DNA, the show is made up of 23 different dance pieces, one for each human chromosome. Wayne collaborated with software architect Nick Rothwell to create a bespoke algorithm for each performance. The day before the show the production team click a button and the algorithm creates the performance order for that show, which is then removed from the system, never to be repeated.
21 May 2019 at 7.30pm / Click here to book
Vienna Festival Ballet presents COPPÉLIA
A lively production, infused with old world charm, Coppélia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. The colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical and comical classic that warms and entertains from start to finish. Coppélia is guaranteed to lift the hearts of all the family.
25 May 2019 at 3pm / Click here to book
Commotion Dance presents WILL AND WHEN
Join two very different characters on a messy movement adventure to discover why it’s important to help things grow. Will and When need the support of the audience to make sure they can make their garden grow, and so they can learn to appreciate their environment. With an original sound score, dazzling dance and old fashioned humour the audience will enjoy a fun and lively interactive performance. Ideal for ages 3 – 7.
2 June 2019 at 11am & 3pm / Click here to book