13th January 2009, 11:10am
Top contemporary dance company coming to LPAC
Top contemporary dance company coming to LPAC One of the Britain’s most cutting-edge dance theatre companies will light up the stage at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) with a visually-stunning new production.

The Jasmin Vardimon Company will perform the critically-acclaimed new work, titled YESTERDAY, at the University of Lincoln venue on Saturday 31 January as part of an international tour which celebrates the company’s 10th anniversary.

Award-winning director and choreographer Jasmin Vardimon has created the spectacular retrospective piece which has already captivated audiences and won rave reviews.

The Observer called it: “Beautiful. A deft theatrical touch,” while the Guardian said it was a “Hard-hitting, attention-grabbing combination of anarchic energy with military discipline.”

YESTERDAY revisits some of the most breathtaking and iconic moments from the company’s repertoire - including Justitia, PARK, Lullaby, Tête, Lure Lure Lure and Ticklish.

Integrating new choreographic material, live video and animation, the production is stamped with Vardimon’s trademark daring, theatricality and contemporary social relevance.

It contrasts flashes of daring athleticism with moments of touching beauty as eight dancers interweave scenes of intimate and vulnerable tenderness with provocative and playful choreography.

LPAC Producing Director Michael Earley said: “This is one of Britain’s major contemporary dance companies and we are pleased to be bringing them to Lincoln for the first time with this production. They have thrilled audiences around the country.”

Jasmin Vardimon is an associate artist of Sadler’s Wells and has won several international awards, including the prestigious Jerwood Choreography Award in 2000. As a performer, she was nominated Best Female Artist at the 2003 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

Tickets for the Jasmin Vardimon Company’s performance of YESTERDAY at the LPAC on Saturday 31 January are available from www.lpac.co.uk or by phoning 0844 8884414.

Alternatively LPAC tickets can be purchased from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, which is open from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Tickets cost £12 (concessions are £10 and tickets for students or school pupils are £5).

YESTERDAY contains some material of an adult nature but is suitable for audiences of age 14 upwards.

Doors to the LPAC Box Office will open at 6.30pm for ticket collection and pre-event refreshments. The performance will begin at 7.30pm.

For more information on the Jasmin Vardimon Company, visit www.jasminvardimon.com. For details of other forthcoming events at the LPAC, visit www.lpac.co.uk.
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