#PULSE15 – The Spalding Suite

A new physical theatre show inspired by the UK’s basketball sub-culture. Performances 29th and 30th May.

Tickets for this performance can be booked from DanceEast.

Fresh poetry combined with contemporary movement celebrates the elegance and beauty of basketball. Seen from a British perspective, The Spalding Suite gets to the heart and soul of the gravity-defying game and delves into the hopes and dreams of those who play it. Six dynamic performers mix live beat-boxing, hip-hop, music, moves and poetry, taking us from the fleeting high of the score and the robust camaraderie of the team, to the poignant lows of a body too worn to play the game.

Conceived & Written by Inua Ellams.
Directed by Benji Reid.

Commissioned by Southbank Centre and Contact. Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award.

Performances 29th May at 9.00pm and 30th May at 7.30pm.

Suitable for ages 12+