The Dukes Theatre: Emergence


Emergence is the touring company formed from MA dance students from the University of Salford. Led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott and Programme Leader Deborah Milner, the students will come together to tour a triple bill of works including three world premieres by choreographers Becky Namgauds, Kevin Turner, the artistic director Joss Arnott.

Kevin Turner presents Dissents Cry, a work for eight dancers exploring themes including protest, art as activism, systems of power and control. This piece questions what happens when systems of control are destroyed, enforced or decay.

Becky Namgauds’ work, On A Warm Spring Night, celebrates the individuality of each dancer involved, and is inspired by a poem.

Joss Arnott’s Wild Shadows features music which has been specially commissioned from the composer James Keane. He worked with the dancers to immerse them in his unique stylistic qualities and movement language, and also collaborated with them on creative tasks to create the finished work. The epic, cinematic score combined with human rhythms give the piece an emotive thread which builds on Arnott’s concept of empowerment.

June 17th, 2021


Tickets cost £12 and are available from or by calling The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 (Mon – Sat, 10.30am – 4pm). 


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