Some of the UK's most exciting young dancers bring some of the oldest forms of dance bang up to date in an exciting new dance show at The apex on Friday 19 October.
'The Lock In' sees a group of street dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub.The word on the street is that The Fighting Cocks is the place to be 'after hours' but as the regulars arrive, a clash of cultures turns into a dance floor stand-off.
The skill, speed and athleticism of the dancers on both sides soon wins the others over as the old and new are brought together in an exciting and dynamic dance-off. Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance the Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls. Meanwhile house band The Demon Barbers take English Folk music on a new journey with friends Hip Hop, House, Funk and Ska and even says hello to Burlesque and Drum and Bass along the way.
The Lock In does for English folk dance what Riverdance did for Irish dance and Diversity did for street dance, bringing some lesser-known forms of dance into the mainstream. Fast-paced and innovative, the show brings together some of the UK's top clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping and krump.
Artistic director Damien Barber says; "The response has been phenomenal from both folkies and street dance fans. All our dancers have also taken the opportunity to learn from each other and have been amazed by the similarities and shared experiences they found in the two – seemingly very different – dance styles".
The Lock In is a development of a previous show, 'Time Gentlemen Please!', which came close to selling out The apex in September last year.
The show starts at approximately 8pm. Tickets are £18 (with £16 concessions) from the box office on 01284 75800 or via the website - .