Joli Vyann present
Produced by Turtle Key Arts
Choreography by Jonathan Lunn
Activate are partners in a dance initiative 'Shift & Share' designed to encourage new audiences to experience dance.
We are delighted to showcase Joli Vyann and introduce their new show, Imbalance which will tour the South West in 2016
Fusing acrobatics, dance and circus, with choreography from internationally renowned Olivier Award nominee Jonathan Lunn. Joli Vyann present Imbalance, integrating exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance in an energetic and thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of balance?
It is rare nowadays not to log in at every opportunity- the breakfast table, nights out with friends, even in bed.
This has been a surging development in the last five years. Where do you position yourself in this revolution? When and how do you separate yourself from the influence of this virtual world surrounding us?
BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE - 4TH MARCH - BOOK TICKETS
TACCHI MORRIS, TAUNTON - 8TH MARCH
STURMINSTER NEWTON EXCHANGE, DORSET - 10TH MARCH
WOOTTON FITZPAINE VILLAGE HALL, DORSET - 11TH MARCH
MARTINSTOWN VILLAGE HALL, DORSET - 12TH MARCH
TROWBRIDGE ART CENTRE - 15TH MARCH
BARBICAN THEATRE, PLYMOUTH - 18TH MARCH
ROSES THEATRE, TEWKSBURY - 22ND MARCH
PAVILION DANCE SOUTH WEST, BOURNEMOUTH - 24TH MARCH
Imbalance is part of “Shift and Share”: a Pavilion Dance South West Strategic Touring Funded Project. Shift and Share is a collaboration with partner venues in the South West committed to bringing dance to more audiences in the South West and is supported by Arts Council England.
Commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West’s Shift and Share small scale touring project with commissioning partners Activate, Exeter Northcott Theatre, The Performance Centre - Falmouth University, ICIA - University of Bath, Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Theatre Bristol and Tobacco Factory.
Joli Vyann was founded in June 2012 by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke who overlapped their skills in Dance, Circus and Theatre to create an exciting new fusion.
In June 2012 Joli Vyann won the GI20 scheme with Watch This Space and Stockton International Riverside Festival. Through this they created Don’t Drink and Dance, for which they won the audience prize.
In October 2012 they were awarded Circus Space Labtime which provided creation space for the Research and Development of ‘H2H‘.
With Arts Council Funding and Hampshire Dance (now Dance Up) Rural Tour Commission, ‘H2H’ was created in spring 2013 and has been touring UK, Germany and France since June 2013.
Throughout 2015 ‘Stateless’ toured to great aclaim.