Southampton dance theatre company gets local people involved in pioneering dance activities with run of unusual dance shows Southampton based ZoieLogic Dance Theatre
(ZLDT) is making waves with Southampton locals with a run of pioneering dance projects and performances this autumn. The company specialises in getting people involved in dance and performing for the first time, particularly those in groups that are least likely to engage such as men and boys.
Recently "HEADFUNK" ZLDT presented the sell-out return of Headfunk at Nuffield Southampton Theatres on 9th October 2019. Falling on the eve of #worldmentalhealthday, Headfunk is a thought-provoking and entertaining event created to highlight men's mental health challenges through a range of dance-inspired activity and performances. 57 local people came together to make and perform dance work - many for the first time - and to share and celebrate inspiring personal journeys and community stories. "One of the most uplifting theatre experiences I've ever been privileged to see!" - according to one audience member
Mayflower Theatre and Radian Housing Association generously sponsored a total of 20 free tickets to help people with financial barriers see the show via the Pay It Forward theatre scheme.
On 22nd September 2019 the company took their iconic outdoor show Ride to Southampton's Holyrood Estate, much to the surprise and delight of local residents. Ride is a fun and surprising take on a summer road trip, featuring three male dancers, exhilarating tricks and dance moves, and a 1980s Ford Orion which does tricks and flips of its own. "Great idea to bring the community together to share live performance of an artform some will not have experienced before." -said a Holyrood Estate local resident
On 14th November 2019 ZLDT will present ManMade at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. ManMade is a male youth dance platform that brings together boys and young men, aged 10-19, from different local schools in boundary-pushing dance activity. The event challenges perceptions of conventional male dance. "It's a great feeling because you get to perform in front of loads of people, but also because you do it with your friends and people you trust." - previous participant
Visit zoielogic.co.uk for film and images for the events and links to buy tickets to see ManMade on 14th November.