Avant Garde Dance Company and The Place present
Seeking creative release from a successful career in the commercial dance industry, choreographer Tony Adigun formed Avant Garde to explore more unusual, abstract and artistic ideas away from the mainstream. At the forefront of hip hop / contemporary dance theatre, the company’s dynamic productions have musicality at their core and embrace a myriad of styles, themes and other genres including poetry, film, circus and multi-media.
Based on the story of Oliver Twist, Fagin’s Twist tells the untold tale of a notorious, complex and perhaps misunderstood villain. Exploring character and story through beautifully textured duets and dynamic group choreography, the show imagines Fagin’s youth, driven by greed and ambition in the face of overwhelming poverty. Fresh, exciting and visually striking, the production exemplifies Adigun’s desire to challenge conventions and break boundaries.
In the press
“Deft and precise as a pickpocket's craft.” Evening Standard
“Daring, dynamic and hugely enjoyable." The Times
Number of people on stage8
Number of people in touring company11
FreightNo freight necessary
Touring AvailabilityFrom November 2017
Minimum performance space10m x 10m
Text-basedMedium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)
VenueZoo Southside, Main House
Production dates21-27 AUGUST
Contact for touring
Young Dancers Participation Programme
Avant Garde Dance Company have 15 years’ worth of experience delivering high quality participation programmes for children and young people. There are three options to accompany Fagin’s Twist:
• Education workshops: Minimum 1.5 hour up to maximum one day education workshop exploring hip hop and contemporary dance styles, responding creatively to the Fagin’s Twist movement vocabulary
• Overture workshops: Two day workshop where participants learn key contemporary and hip hop movement to perform in a 5 minute opening scene of Fagin's Twist
• Ensemble workshops: One week workshop where participants learn material from three scenes (The Overture, The Lair and The Ending) to perform alongside the professional company
In Conversation with Tony Adigun
Curated talks designed for post-show Q&A’s, lecture demonstrations for academia and artist collective discussions are available. More information on request.