Jamie Fletcher and company will be in residence in January at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford, working on the final development of the show Dancing Bear before its premiere performance at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 10th February 2016.
There will be a work in progress showing at Theatre in the Mill on 16th January to an invited audience, contact The Dancing Bear team if you are interested in an invite.
“God is not male or female. God is not gay or straight. God is not a culture war”
Dancing Bear explores personal stories surrounding faith and sexuality, through dance, live music, drag performance and text.
Part-theatre, part-gig, with a heart full of furious compassion, candour and humour, Dancing Bear offers an unflinching provocation in addressing the often desperate balancing act many LGBTQ people continue to attempt between personal integrity, social & cultural acceptance and spiritual peace.
Conceived by director/musician Jamie Fletcher and writer/musician Beccy Owen, Dancing Bear features a multi-talented cast, and deftly swings between the bleak and the bawdy. At its heart is a question that is relevant to people of all backgrounds and beliefs: 'how and who should we love?'
Text by Beccy Owen
Concept and Direction by Jamie Fletcher
Choreography by Eleni Edipidi
Music by Jamie Fletcher, Ric Neale & Beccy Owen