WHAT’S ON: Dance production at Grantham Guildhall promises beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle

Free Falling
Free Falling

Award-winning Hagit Yakira dance presents Free Falling at Guildhall Arts Centre on Tuesday (February 28).

The production promises an open-hearted double bill of down-to-earth dance that’s sensual, striking and a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle.

Based on a collection of stories gathered through years of working as a therapist, Hagit Yakira has created a powerful and atmospheric mixed bill that eloquently uncovers real life experiences about the common uncertainties we share.

The evening opens with Air Hunger, an emotive and breathtaking duet, exquisitely composed with unashamedly demanding choreography that leaves the dancers gasping for air. Inspired by the fear and anxiety of suffocation, the performers embody reactions, images and memories, leaving the audience immersed and breathless.

Completing the evening, Free Falling looks at the fear of falling, failing, and the ambition to recover. A captivating piece by four virtuoso performers taking audiences on a danced journey of trips, false starts, falls and lifts that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Choreographed by Hagit Yakira, the evening is performed by an international cast of dancers – Sophie Arstall, Stephen Moynihan, Fernando Belsara, Verena Schneider, skilfully costumed by Elizabeth Barker and Bettina John, set against an original soundtrack by Sabio Janiak, light designed by Michael Mannion and with the dramaturge Lou Cope.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets (£12/£10 concessions/under-26 £5) are available from the box office or www.guildhallartscentre.com (01476 406158).

There is also a dance workshop with the company on Monday. Contact the box office for details.