Pulling together threads of a show

A UNIQUE dance show promises to make for a lively evening in Whalton next week.

Threads – a distinctive fusion of contemporary and Irish dance styles – will take to the floor at Whalton Village Hall, followed by a short, informal ceilidh.

The production, by Keira Dance, uses the strong roots of Irish dance in tales and tradition, passed down through generations, to evoke the spirit of storytelling as it explores ideas about migration and longing for home.

It combines soulful laments with toe-tapping beats, with live music and song, to create a fresh dance performance.

Threads has toured nationally, including a performance at the South Bank and is led by Keira Martin, who has danced worldwide and received numerous choreography awards and commissions.

The show comes to Whalton through the Highlights Community Touring Scheme, which works in partnership with local volunteers to provide performances, workshops and exhibitions in rural Northumberland venues.

The scheme is supported by the Northumberland Strategic Arts Forum, Arts Council England North East and Northumberland County Council.

Whalton plays host to the show on Friday, May 18, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £4 for children, £5 for senior citizens and £20 for a family. They are available on 01670 775386.