New Year, New Programme at Déda This Spring
Beat the blues this January with Déda’s exciting programme of dance, circus, classes and more. The spring season, which runs from January to April, features events for all ages and interests.
Those looking to improve their health and wellbeing post-Christmas will benefit from the eclectic class programme on offer. Featuring everything from mindfulness to yoga, salsa to ballet, the venue offers weekly drop-in classes with no membership required.
Those looking to save pennies can also make use of the ‘5 for 4 offer’ available on the majority of classes across the programme; when you block book five classes at the same time, you only pay for four. Classes are available to mix and match and you do not need to book consecutive weeks to take advantage.
On Saturday 19 January, there will be an all-day ‘NLP and Mindfulness’ workshop with tutor Pam Sidhu. Focused on transformations, not resolutions, this one-off workshop will use deep mind programming to teach the art of deep rest. For those looking for a more energizing workshop, on Saturday 9 February from 8pm there will be an evening of salsa and socialising with the popular monthly club night ‘Salsa Pineapple’ from Urbano Dance.
The performance programme opens with Circomedia graduates returning to the venue on Saturday 2 February with their graduate show ‘Out of the Loop’. Exploring what it means to be ‘out of the loop’, the students will perform a mix of circus, physical theatre and comedy in this entertaining and varied show.
On Thursday 14 February there will be a Valentines treat in store with ‘Still I Rise’ presented by TRIBE//. The performance, which takes its name from the Maya Angelou poem, promises to be both uplifting and empowering as an all-female ensemble takes to the stage.
Crowd-pleaser James Wilton returns to the venue on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 March at 7.30pm. The company have previously enjoyed sell-out audiences at Déda and their latest show ‘The Storm’ promises to deliver. Following this, on Thursday 28 March at 7.30pm, Scottish Dance Theatre will perform their highly acclaimed show by Fleur Darkin ‘Velvet Petal’. Inspired by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, the provocative performance features a dance-punk score including music by LCD Soundsystem, Spoek Mathambo and Abul Mogard.
Throughout the spring season, Déda continues to make use of its gallery space with a stunning programme of visual arts. Currently on display, Roger Morgan presents his striking collection of digital imagery in which 10% of the proceeds raised from the exhibition are in aid of the Marine Conservation Society. The visual arts continue as Vitor Azevedo opens his latest exhibition ‘Retrospective’ on Friday 18 January. Following this, the acclaimed FORMAT Festival takes over the venue from Thursday 14 March until Saturday 11 May.