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African Sanctus and High I’m…  – 07 July 2018 at 7.30pm 

Keneish Dance join forces with Sheffield Oratorio Chorus to present a memorable evening of Afro Contemporary Dance and African Classical Music.

The first half is High I’m… – an intimate and fascinating health story, charting the recovery from addiction from a new, thought-provoking perspective that effortlessly goes from vibrant exuberance to haunting beauty.

High I’m… is a spiritual journey of an individual recovering from addiction. It’s about missed connections, past memories, and future.  Often a taboo and difficult subject that is tackled through an invigorating and eclectic Afro – contemporary dance display.

In the second half Sheffield Oratorio Chorus sing David Fanshawes iconic ‘African Sanctus’ – a hair raising score that interweaves tribal sounds from Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya with Western Classical music and African Contemporary Dance.

“African Songs and Dances, religious recitations and ceremonies would live within the heart of a work conceived along Western lines in the form of mass. The driving force is one of praise and a firm belief in god”. Fanshawe

Gweneth-Ann Rand: Soprano, Alan Eost: Conductor, Keisha Grant: Keneish Dance Choreography, South Yorkshire Symphony Ensemble

07 July 2018 at 7.30pm @ The Octagon Centre Clarkson St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TQ Map/directions

Tickets £20 centre, £15 side; conc £17/£12; student/u16 £5

Book: WeGotTickets.com, on the door from 7.00pm or from the Blue Moon Cafe (next to the Cathedral).

This work is commissioned by Sheffield Oratorio Chorus, Arts Council England and supported by  MAC Birmingham and Yorkshire Dance.

Previous tours

2016  Glee Club  – Apple Tree Art LIVE &  // 2015 One Dance UK Bloom Festival, Gateshead (Heart Vs Head) // 2014 Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Fringe (Tabula Rasa) // Circomedia, Bristol  (Heart Vs Head) // Lets Dance international Festival, Leicester  (Tabula Rasa) // Guildhall, Leicester (Tabula Rasa) // London Bridge Festival (Tabula Rasa) // 2013 ARC  Centre, Stockton on Tees (VIGOUR) // Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (VIGOUR) // Northern Ballet, Leeds (VIGOUR) // The MAC, Birmingham (VIGOUR) // Richmix, London (VIGOUR) // Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol (VIGOUR) // The Pound Arts, Corsham (VIGOUR) // Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Arts, Middlesbrough  (VIGOUR) // 2013 Peckham Big Dance, London (Site Specific) // 2012 Decibel Performing Arts Showcase, Mersyside (All Seeing) // 2011 The REP, Birmingham (All Seeing as part of Arts Fest) // The Drum, Birmingham (All Seeing) // 2009 – 2010 Sadlers Wells, Lilian Baylis, London (Me 2 You) // DanceXChange, Birmingham (Me 2 You as part of ‘Triple Bill’) // Statford Circus, London (Me 2 You as part of ‘Blue Print’) // Greenwhich Dance Agency, London (Tit 4 Tat as part of ‘Cabaret’) // The Drum, Birmingham (Tit 4 Tat as part of ‘Under Construction’ with ADAD)