Dance Reading, Reading’s festival of dance, launches today Saturday 2 November and runs throughout November. The first event is Jump! at St Bart’s Theatre near Palmer Park. South Reading venues include RISC, University of Reading London Road campus and South Street Arts Centre.
RISC has two events. On 13 November there are Mum and Baby Movement Labs in the conference hall 2pm to 2.50pm and 3pm to 3.50pm and on Friday 22 November at 7pm Mesa x Helen Cox is something completely different involving food and dance.
The programme describes it:
Experience dance like never before in an immersive evening with a five course meal created by food artist Inês Neto dos Santos. With food that blends and borrows themes and aesthetics from a brand new contemporary dance piece, Bodies in Space, by Helen Cox, the audience will experience this multi-sensory performance in multiple sections throughout the evening, seamlessly linking the dance performance and the food experience together.
South Street Arts Centre hosts a solo performance, Windows of Displacement, by Akeim Toussaint Buck at 8pm on 13 November. The dancer will also be holding a workshop on Sunday 24 November at St Bart’s Theatre.
On Sunday 17 November 2pm to 5pm there be a conference Let’s Talk About Dance (free but booking required) at the London Road Campus in room G03/4, building L22.
Other dance events take place at St Bart’s Theatre, Broad Street, the Penta Hotel and the Central Library. See the full programme for details.