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Pay What You Decide Dance performance at The Civic, as regional artists showcase their work.

Artists supported by the Civic will be performing new work at Civic Scratch

Regional artists will perform at The Civic on 29 March in a pay what you decide event where artists show their newest work.

The Civic will be hosting their annual scratch event this March - a informal chance for regional artists to showcase new work in front of a live audience. The event is ‘Pay what you decide’ at the end of the night, and all donations will be distributed equally between the artists and The Civic to support the development of their work.

With a variety of acts taking part, the charity is pleased for the Scratch night to offer a chance for it’s CARP (Civic Artists Residency Programme) artists to perform. CARP supports artists from and working in the North of England and aims to offer a safe and supportive environment for artists to play, explore, take risks and develop work. The Civic is passionate about continuing to be a creative hub for developing work and engaging with new audiences so is delighted to actively support artists through this program.

This month’s Civic Scratch will include three exciting new dance based acts in one night.

The first in the line up is What’s Love Got To Do With It? By the Non-Applicables, two dance artists who create work that comments on today’s culture in a humorous and straight talking way. As one of The Civic’s 2017 CARP artists, the pair created the work while in residency at The Civic. What’s Love Got To Do With It? is an exploration of love and all its possibilities and pitfalls. Bringing together a mix of movement, text and a collection of the greatest love songs, the audience are encouraged to come and mingle through our dating circuit and discover a series light-hearted episodes that explore social etiquette, online profiles and the rules of dating.

Next is Kapow with The Boulderers. Kapow is a collaboration which merges dance, theatre and storytelling. They work with women's bodies to create something moving, dynamic and athletic. The Boulderers is the story of three Rock Climbers pushing their limits, forming firm friendships and boldly reimagining the city as the crag. A Co-Commission by the Greentop Circus Sheffield and The Civic, it will be a part of CIRCUS 250 - celebrating 250 years of UK circus in 2018. You can also catch Kapow on 14 July Mayors Parade.

Lastly we have a performance by Möbius Dance, a company in motion who endeavour to partake in the development, creation and nurturing of the contemporary dance scene internationally. They work with artists that question the state of the world, who can create a meaningful performance.

The evening will finish with a post-show Q&A where audience members will have the chance to comment on the works and provide feedback. So get yourselves down to The Civic for an unusual night of new work, and have your say on what artists are making.

The Civic Scratch is on Thursday 29 March at 7:30pm.

Pay What You Decide