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Time Gentlemen Please, The Demon Barbers, Theatre Royal Wakefield | reviews, news & interviews

Time Gentlemen Please, The Demon Barbers, Theatre Royal Wakefield

Time Gentlemen Please, The Demon Barbers, Theatre Royal Wakefield

Clog hop: contemporary street dance meets English folk

Clog hop: street dance meets English folk in Time Gentlemen Please
Yorkshire folkies The Demon Barbers have used English dance in their live shows for several years. Time Gentlemen Please takes the idea a step further, integrating  contemporary dance stylings within a cast of more traditional types. Thus three hip-hop dancers barge into a musty pub and you’re immediately aware of their sense of displacement. Their moves are jerky and uncomfortable, their body language hinting at deep unease. Then on come the clog dancers.

Yorkshire folkies The Demon Barbers have used English dance in their live shows for several years. Time Gentlemen Please takes the idea a step further, integrating  contemporary dance stylings within a cast of more traditional types. Thus three hip-hop dancers barge into a musty pub and you’re immediately aware of their sense of displacement. Their moves are jerky and uncomfortable, their body language hinting at deep unease. Then on come the clog dancers.

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The two blokes skipping around are morris dancing. That's the whole point

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