“Dance goddess” and South East Dance Associate Artist Antonia Grove
(twice nominated for Best Performer at the National Dance Awards, and winner of a Time Out Award) is bringing her latest solo show Small Talk to London’s West End from the 2-6th October.
Stand-up singing, sit down talking, monosyllabic dancing and fast talking movement make a daring and virtuosic display of disguise and derangement, specially created by Wendy Houstoun (internationally famed for her own solo work and collaborations with DV8).
Small Talk sees Antonia embodying the personae of a series of American movie actresses whose words are fed to her through earphones. In a succession of staged events, she strives to fulfil the chameleon’s desire to be all things to all people. Reality is distorted as she becomes increasingly illusive and unpredictable, and we witness her rollercoaster journey through states of control, being controlled and losing control.
Critical acclaim for Antonia Grove / Probe:
“Mesmerising… the complexity of her auditioning/performing/being real left me disorientated
Total Theatre Review
“A deadpan ditziness worthy of the young Katharine Hepburn”
“Taut, funny, acidly unsentimental, the kind of work that new British dance does best”
Luke Jennings, The Observer
Date: Tuesday 2nd- Saturday 6th October
TIckets: £12, £10 concessions, available to purchase HERE
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