Company Name: Southpaw Dance Company
Length : 44 mins
Choreographer : Robby Graham
Dancers : Sam Amos, Benjamin Taylor-Shepherd, Nathan French, Dan Lowenstien, Anton Phung, Robby Graham
Bio Southpaw Dance Company combine world-class Breaking skills with physical theatre and narrative to produce work that has been said to “take British urban dance to new heights” (Royston Maldoom OBE).
In this re-imagining of Goethe’s “Faust”, drinking, gambling, womanising, and general debauchery make the Speakeasy a perfect place for a man to lose his soul, as we see when Faust is manipulated, to both comic and tragic effect, into a deal with the devil where his very soul hangs in the balance.
Told through the intense physical and narrative dance style that Southpaw Dance company have become renowned for, 'Faust' features a unique fusion of world-class breaking combined with Lindy Hop, Charleston, and swinging big band music of the roaring 20's that taps into the spirit of gangsters, bootleggers, gamblers, flappers, and hep cats of the time.
Flaming cocktails, burning boxing rings, and a literally explosive set combine with world class dance skills and authentic 20s styling to provide an experience not to be missed.