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Kelly-Abbot Dance Theatre: Launch Day

Launch Day is a celebration of the North East in all its industrial glory. Inspired by the paintings of regionally based artist Alexander Millar, Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre crafts exciting and powerful movement, combined with an enchanting soundtrack featuring music by Mark Knopfler and composer Breifne Holohan. Launch Day brings to life Millar’s iconic characters - the 'Gadgies' –and British shipyard workers socially and at work.

Launch Day will delight anyone with a passion for the industrial history of the region, celebrating the rich culture of North East’s past and present.

Co-commissioned by Dance City and Queen's Hall Hexham.

“Launch Day is a beautiful work and deserves to be performed region wide and beyond.”
Fresh Northeast, 2015
“Alexander Millar inspired work Launch Day has real potential for mass appeal, some lovely iconic imagery”
Alex Croft, ACE 2014

Previous shows:
“Forking Spoons is a thought-provoking and entertaining response to our current exhibition through dance”
Highlanes Gallery, Ireland 2014
Divine Bodies Revisited is a brave solo work, it reveals the vulnerability but also the athleticism of a dancers body”
Divine Bodies Revisited, Dance City 2014
Divine Bodies looks amazing – ace job!”
Anne Fountain, Laing Art Gallery
“Dancers were effective in their distinct characterization and worked very well together”
Audience Feedback – This is Wiff Waff
Dance City 2014
“Entertained and challenged thinking”
Audience Feedback – This is Wiff Waff
Dance City 2014
“Brilliant, loved the performance side of it”
Audience Feedback – This is Wiff Waff
Dance City 2014
“This is Wiff Waff showed great maturity and was well constructed”
Anthony Baker, Dance City 

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