“It was the most beautiful, hypnotic and amazing dance performance I’ve ever seen. I have no background in dance … however , I sensed I was witnessing something amazing” – audience feedback.
No Time Like The Present is a dance and music experience presented in the beautiful green spaces of South Yorkshire.
The production is one act ballet performed and created by a diverse team. Five dancers perform to a synth pop score composed specifically for the production, performed for 40 minutes without a break.
The production explores the female experience, portraying a selection of perspectives – some ordinary, some more specific – as a running narrative throughout the piece where each dancer has a solo between the intro and finale. The audience is invited to immerse themselves in the music, movement and surroundings!
The production premiered on the 19 – 21st and 26th – 28th August 2022 at Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham and 24th and 25th August in Sheffield Botanical Gardens at Dance in the Gardens:
Creative producer – Tala Lee-Turton
Choreographer – Zhongjing Fang
Artistic Adviser and Rehearsal Director – Katya Bourvis
Dancers – Tala Lee-Turton, Winnie Dias Pinto, Gabrielle De Souza Jacquet, Lowri Shone and Ena Yamaguchi.
Composer – Grace Stubbings
Costume design – Kira Fridericia
Costume co-designer and maker – Alice Ortona Coles
Creative photographer – Xenia Bakshinskaya
Special thanks to Arts Council England, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, Sheffield Culture Consortium and private donors.