Fallen Angels Dance Theatre tells real-life stories for and about people in recovery: raising awareness, and breaking down barriers and stigma. Since 2009, the company’s founder and director, choreographer Paul Bayes Kitcher, has brought together his experience as a classical dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and extensive work in movement and dance theatre with people recovering from addiction – to create productions that provide a unique, emotive and thought-provoking experience.
Upon Awakening is a full length dance theatre production that toured from 2015-17. Portraying fragmented stories of lost souls who search without knowing what they are looking for. By gathering real-life stories from people in recovery, Kitcher has developed an emotive production that journeys through darkness to find hope.
‘Through the cracks, glimmers of hope appear, twists and turns of a different kind. I am lifted and free. Broken and smashed to pieces, you need to be lost to be found. But are we all searching for something, someone, somewhere? I am not a saint and I don’t get it right all the time. Brick walls appear and you have to believe and walk through them.’
Within the darkness I am not alone. Through the cracks I see glimmers of hope appearing, twists and turns of a different kind, I am lifted and free.
Performances in 2017 included:
30th January 2017
The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University St Helens Rd Ormskirk L39 4QP
Box Office: 01695 584480
31st January 2017
The Capstone Theatre at Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus 17 Shaw Street Liverpool L6 1HP
2nd February 2017
The Royal Opera House Clore Studio Upstairs Covent Garden WC2E 9DD
QUOTES/SOUNDBITES ABOUT FALLEN ANGELS DANCE THEATRE – DANCE WORK
“reminiscent of Kenneth MacMillan”
“full of insight and powerfully moving”
Dance critic for The Guardian DAVID JAYS
“Fallen Angels will surely rise”
Fourculture, NEW YORK based online Magazine [Page 16 – 30]