A season of music and art

lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, January 25, 2013
lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, January 25, 2013

Brighton Dome is promising a spring season full of the best music, dance and theatre across its three venues as it gears up for Brighton Festival in May.

Andrew Comben, chief executive Brighton Dome and Festival, said: “We are heading into 2013 doing what we do best – presenting high-quality theatre, music, art and dance across our three very special venues at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. The spring season is packed with inspirational events for those who enjoy everything from contemporary dance to theatre and performance to Classical concerts or contemporary gigs.”

He said: “Musical legends Richard Thompson (Feb 22), Ludovio Einaudi (April 25) and Loudon Wainright III (April 28) will be gracing our stage. Two Ground breaking international artists – BBC Radio 1’s ‘voice of the century’ Seaming To and Icelandic Kira Kira (March 13) – will bring their arresting visuals and atmospheric compositions to Brighton. American Americana stars Calexico (Feb 19) will also make a greatly anticipated stop on their tour hot off the career best reviews for their newest material, Algeirs.

“We will also be welcoming Steve Reich to the venue who will be accompanied by London Sinfonietta and conductor Brad Lubman (March 7). Named Radio Rewrite, it is a co-commission by the London Sinfonietta and New York’s Alarm Will Sound.

“We also have exciting programmes from Bournemouth Symphony, Brighton Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Andrew added: “The new generation of dance is well represented this season as Ballet Boyz (Jan 29) bring their talent and athleticism onto our Concert Hall stage with a new show for 2013 while acclaimed Brighton choreographer Ben Wright returns with his company of young dancers bgroup (March 20).”

Andrew added: “Family shows include Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels (March 30), a new show with classical family favourites, and Hiccup Theatre’s Rumpelstiltskin (March 31).”

“The comedy returns to Brighton Festival with some well known names hitting the venue with their various hilarious takes on stand up. Rich Hall (March 15) visits us with his deadpan delivery, Jack Dee’s (March 22) back with his dry wit and Jerry Sadowitz (Feb 5) is definitely one for the adults only!

“And among many of the inspirational events on offer in Spring we take on Cupid with a mini season celebrating the ups and downs of love with Heartfelt in February. Events include the play Illusions, an exploration of the nature of true love from Ivan Viripaev, Russia’s foremost playwright in his English language debut (Feb 13) There will also be our annual favourite Valentines Ball offering an evening of unforgettable ballroom dance (Feb 14).”

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