Leviathan Makes Waves At The Grand

Leviathan - Credit Steve Tanner

Let’s go back to 2014, when Grand Theatre Blackpool welcomed a new horizon, a new exemplary showcase of technical ability and artistic reinvention. The Last Man Standing was the piece that we bore witness to and was created by James Wilton Dance. James Wilton himself also led workshops for Blackpool based dance company Urban Dance Project CIC (Breakin Convention’ rep company for Blackpool).

Now in 2016, the multi award winning choreographer James Wilton is to bring to the stage one the most powerful reimaginings of Melvin Herman’ best loved novel Moby Dick.

Following Ahab, a ship captain hell bent on capturing the white whale; the cast of seven embark on a physical journey as dangerous as the sea itself; incorporating Wilton’s trademark use of martial arts, capoeira, athletic dance and partner work.

The piece is accompanied by electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul. A storm is brewing and you can have front row tickets

Leviathan is Man versus Nature; be careful what you fish for.

Leviathan has been commissioned by: Barbican Theatre, Plymouth University and Ocean City Festival, Swindon Dance, The Place, Blackpool Grand, Barnsley Civic, The Gulbenkian and BBC Performing Arts Fund with support from Arts Council England.

Leviathan comes to Blackpool Grand Theatre on Tuesday 8 November. For more information or to book tickets visit the Grand Theatre website. If you want to find out more about James Wilton or for other tour dates visit his website.


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