Castle | A Company of All Ages

Here are some comments from the audience.

Ascendance completed a successful residency at Skipton Castle in summer 2010 with 12 dancers ranging from 5 - 70years, as part of a research project funded by Arts Council England. A big thank to all the cast and to Skipton and Knaresborough Castle for hosting the performance events.

“Wonderful and enchanting, I really enjoyed the performance and the setting – the dancers were fantastic,”

“It was a great performance, well done to you all! It was nice to have a mixture of ages involved, especially children who looked to be enjoying themselves and it also added to the atmosphere of family and community spirit. Loved the site too, the piece worked really well and fitted it perfectly. Being able to watch from different points of the castle also made it exciting.”

“Truly amazing! It makes me want to watch modern dance more often.”

The new production will be performed by a ‘Company of All Ages' with 12 dancers ranging from 5 - 70years. The dancers will take you through the Castle to the enchanting sounds of international harp guitarist Jason Carter, www.jasoncarter.net an opportunity not to be missed.

Skipton Castle
Tickets £6.20 / £3.70
Standard Castle Entrance Applies

Knaresborough Castle
Tickets avaiable from the Feva Festival
at www.feva.info
Tickets £2.00

THE CATHEDRAL TOUR 2008

STANDING STONES

Choreographed by Jacky Lansley

STANDING STONES showcases classical contemporary dance at its best.  Be enchanted by a towering mythical character dressed in elaborate medieval costume, giggle at the faces of gargoyles, and be bowled over by the sheer technical prowess of the performers.  

This exquisite and colourful new dance piece, performed by an international cast of four dancers, is set to  the sensual Mozart Clarinet Quintet played by members of the Cornish Sinfonia.

Tour Dates

Date or dates

Name of the venue

Summer Tour

 

Friday 13th June
7.30pm

York Minster
York, YO1 7JF    
www.yorkminster.org

Wednesday 18th June 7.30pm

Bradford Cathedral
1 Stott Hill, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD1 4EH
www.bradfordcathedral.co.uk

Friday 20th June 7.30pm

Norwich Cathedral
62 The Close,
Norwich, NR1 4EH www.cathedral.org.uk

Wednesday 25th June 7.30pm

St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Glasgow
300 Great Western Road,
Glasgow, Scotland G4 9JB www.cathedral.glasgow.anglican.org

Friday 27th June
7.00 pm

St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Edinburgh
Palmerston Place
Edinburgh, Scotland
EH12 5AW
www.cathedral.net

Saturday 5th July
2.00pm

Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters,
Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS
www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

Thursday 10th July
7.30pm

Bristol Cathedral
College Green,
Bristol, BS1 5TJ
www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

Saturday 12th July
12.45pm

Carlisle Cathedral
7 The Abbey, Carlisle,
Cumbria, CA3 8TZ www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Autumn Tour

 

Thursday 2nd October
7.30pm

Saint Patrick's Church of Ireland , Armagh
The Library, Abbey Street
Armagh,
N. Ireland, BT61 7DY
www.stpatricks-cathedral.org

Wednesday 8 th October 7.30pm

Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Green,
Wells, Somerset,
BA5 2PA
www.wellscathedral.org.uk

Wednesday 15th October
7.30pm

Guildford Cathedral
Stag Hill,
Guildford, Surrey,
GU2 7UP
www.guildford-cathedral.org

Thursday 23rd October
7.30pm

The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Newcastle
St. Nicholas Churchyard
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1PF
www.newcastle-ang-cathedral-stnicholas.org.uk

Saturday 25 October 2.00pm

Derby Cathedral
Iron Gate, Derby
DE1 3GP
www.derbycathedral.org

 

THE CHAPS THEATRE TOUR DATES 2006

Performance Date

Name of venue

Grimsby Central Hall Main Hall

Fri 6th October

Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
Thurs 12th October Catmose Theatre, Oakham
Fri 13th October Studio Theatre, The Avon Valley School

Sat 21st October

Otley Courthouse
Fri 27th October Square Chapel Centre for the Arts
Weds 1st November Malbank School and Sixth Form College
Sat 11th November The Lindsey Theatre, The Lindsey School
& Community Arts College
Sat 18th November St Peters Arts Centre, UCLAN Preston

THE CHAPS GALLERY TOUR 2005

Performance Date

Name of venue

Sat 1 st October 2.00pm

Leeds City Art Gallery

Sat 8 th October 2.00pm

Southampton City Art Gallery

Sat 15 th October 2.00pm

Oldham Art Gallery

Weds 19th October 6.00pm

Catmose Gallery & Theatre, Oakham

Sat 22nd October 1.00pm

Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

Thurs 3rd November 2.00pm

The Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park

Fri 4th November 6.00pm

The Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park

Sat 12th November 6.00pm

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale CANCELLED

Weds 16th November 6.00pm

Huddersfield New College

Thurs 17th November 7.30pm Wyke College

Thurs 24 th November 1.00pm

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 3rd December
11.00am & 2.00pm

Usher Gallery at The Collection, Lincoln


Funded by...

 


Photography Jim Poyner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2004
G&T Tour

YORK
Impressions GalleryWeds 24th March [EXTRACTS]
National Centre for Early MusicFriday 26th March [G & T]
HULL
Ferens Art GalleryFri 2nd [SHORT DANCES]
Ferens Art GallerySat 3rd April [EXTRACTS]
BRIDLINGTON

Sewerby HallFri 14th April [EXTRACTS]
STOCKPORT
Stockport Art Gallery Tues 27th April [EXTRACTS]
Ridge Dayners College, MarpleWeds 28th April [G & T]
BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham Art GalleryFri 7th May [EXTRACTS]
Birmingham Library TheatreSat 8th May [G & T]
HALIFAX
Piece Hall Art GalleryThurs 13th May [EXTRACTS]
Square Chapel Centre for the ArtsFri 14th May [G & T]
CASTLEFORD / WAKEFIELD
Wakefield Art GalleryWed 19th May [EXTRACTS]
Airedale Arts CentreThurs 20th May [G & T]
LEEDS
Yorkshire DanceFri 28th May

Leeds City Art GallerySat 29th May [EXTRACTS]
BARNSLEY
Cooper Gallery Sat 5th June [EXTRACTS]
BRISTOL
Royal West of England Academy Thurs 10th June [EXTRACTS]
QEH TheatreFri 11th June [G & T]
CHESTERFIELD
Chesterfield Arts CentreMon 14th June [G & T]
LONDON
Oh! Art Centre in Bethnal GreenThurs 24th June [EXTRACTS]
Jacksons Lane Fri 25th June [G & T]
BRIDGEWATER
Bridgewater Arts Centre Fri 2nd July [G & T]

Year 2003
Double Take Tour


MACCLESFIELD
Fallibroome Hall Fri 31st January [Shenanigans]
PRESTON
Harris Museum & Art Gallery Tues 24th February [Shenanigans]
Waterstones Weds 25th Feb [Shenanigans]
The Charter Theatre Thurs 27th Feb [Best Sellers]
YORK
Impressions Gallery Thurs 6th March [Snap Back]
Waterstones [Shenanigans]
The Chapel Theatre Fri 7th March [Best Sellers]
SHEFFIELD
Octagon Centre Sat 15th March [Shenanigans]
LEEDS
Borders Sat 15th March
Yorkshire Dance Sat 15th March [Best Sellers]
EXETER
Exeter Library Mon 24th March[Shenanigans]
The Studio TheatreTues 25th March 7.30pm [Best Sellers]
BRIDLINGTON
The Spa TheatreTues 29th April 7.30pm [Best Sellers]
STOCKPORT
Stockport Art GalleryThurs 8th May [Snap Back]
The Performance Centre Ridge Danyers College
Fri 9th May [Best Sellers]
GOOLE
Goole LibraryWeds 14th May [Shenanigans]
The Gate, GooleFri 16th May [Best Sellers]
CASTLEFORD
Airedale High School Arts College Fri 20th May [Best Sellers]
LONDON
Jacksons Lane Fri May 23rd [Best Sellers]
WAKEFIELD
Outwood Grange College Fri June 26th
[Best Sellers]
LEEDS
Leeds City Art Gallery Sat Nov 1st [10 short dances]
SELBY
Selby Arts Centre Sat 15th November [10 short dances, Snap Back]

 

Year 2002
The Calender Club: 11th & 12th Dec [Shenanigans]
Bridlington Transtation: Aug 20th [Trainstation]
Leeds City Art Gallery  Sat, 29th June [Snap back ...and the elastic surrounds]
Snap Back Mini Tour
Macclesfield, Falibroome Hall April 25th [Snap back]
Lancaster Town Hall Arts Cels Performance Party May 10th [Snap back]

Joseph Priestly Arts Weekend Cellar bar May 4th [Snap back]
Sewerby Hall Easter Performance April 5th
  [Snap back]
Leisureworld, Bridlington Wed May  1st  [Snap back]
The Place Theatre Thursday 31st January [Soleil]

 

Year 2001
Longcroft School 10th & 11th Decembee [East Ridings Gallery Project]
Ascendance, Longcroft School, Beverley College, Hull College
An evening of dance 13th December, Fallibroome Hall,Maccelsfield
[Soleil]
Hurst lodge, Ascot 23rd November
[Soleil]
Rotherham Civic Theatre 24th November
Rotherham Gifted & Talented project [Soleil]
Rhythms of the City August 12th 2001 Leeds Central Square, Merrion Centre [Throwing Shapes]
Leeds City Art Gallery March 24th 2001 [Throwing Shapes]
Resolution 2001 Evolution Jan 16th 2001
[Soleil]

Year 2000

Leeds Borders Bookstore Dec 3rd [Shenanigans]
York Borders Bookstore Friday, Dec 8th
[Shenanigans]
St Martins College, Lancaster 7th & 8th Sept
[Shenanigans]
Beverley Library 29th Sept
[Shenanigans]
Waterstones& Victoria Gardens City Voice 2000 June 1st
[Shenanigans]
Helmsley Old Meeting House 17th March
[Shenanigans, Bizarre , Jammin]
Borders Bookshop, Leeds 11th 12th March
[Shenanigans]
Resolution! The Place Theatre, London 7th Jan [Hackers]

Year 1999

Wakefield Arts Centre, December 1st 1999 [Hackers Bizarre Misconception Fracture Reverb]
The Courtyard, Hereford September 9th 1999 [
Hackers, Reverb]
Yorkshire Dance Centre Leeds, 25th June 1999 [Hackers]
The Corn Exchange Leeds, June 9th 1999
[Hackers, Ascend, Impro 1]