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Something old, something new…

Posted on October 28, 2013

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spitfire-david-hughes-dance-richardfindlayFor its autumn tour, David Hughes Dance looks back to its roots, with works by Matthew Bourne, Robert Cohan and Tanja Liedtke, and forwards with Walking Shadow, a new commission from Cathy Marston.

Under the title “Something Old, Something New…” the company will engage with some of the key mentors and collaborators of its founder, the dancer David M Hughes. It features Spitfire, Bourne’s first major hit, Cohan’s Adagietto and Liedtke’s Imploded – Une Rêverie Romantique, a quirky tribute to Les Sylphides. Marston’s Walking Shadow is inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

The programme had its world premiere in Aberdeen as part of the DANCELIVE season, and will tour Scotland throughout November. See for tour dates.

Picture: David Hughes Dance in Spitfire. Photograph: Richard Findlay, FotoFling Scotland



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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