Them Two Dance
We were really pleased with the co-commissioning, with Barnsley Civic and Yorkshire Festival, of Them Two Dance’s Random Acts of Kindness. This outdoor duet set on a tandem bicycle is a highly engaging and subtly conceived work which toured six festivals including Grassington, Holmfirth, Hebden Bridge, Harrogate and Leeds Waterfront Festival and Mayor’s Parade Barnsley reaching an audience of over 800. Touring has been extended to 2017 when it will go to Underneath the Stars, Areadanza (Udine and Quileia in Italy), Greenbelt and Head to the Hills festivals.
Them Two Dance, Katherine Hollinson and Connor Quill, received an overwhelming and positive response from the people they encountered. Yorkshire Dance is very proud to have been able to push them off from the kerb and wave them onto such a successful journey.
If you had the opportunity to spin Them Two’s wheel, don’t forget to carry out your random act of kindness!
Share your random act of kindness with @themtwodance #RandomTandem
Random Acts of Kindness was created with support from Yorkshire Dance’s Amplified programme, Yorkshire Festival 2016 and The Civic, Barnsley, and with public funding from Arts Council England.
Amplified is a development programme committed to presenting work in new contexts and creating a dialogue between audience and artist in Yorkshire and the North.
Over the past year Amplified has supported Yorkshire based artists to explore the potential of projects as well as creating opportunities to test the work in conversation with programmers and audiences. This includes work for venues and new dance spaces, as well as work for festivals and community settings.