Panto cat brings his dance company to Dorset

TOMMY the Cat, who wowed audiences at Yeovil’s Octagon theatre in the 2022 pantomime, Dick Whittington, (see pic below right) brings his own dance company to Dorset on 10th and 11th February.

This first tour by James Bamford’s company, Project Dance, is being supported by Artsreach on its debut tour of rural communities in the south west.

Based in Somerset, James, who was previously an artist with the English National Ballet Youth Company, is artistic director of Project Dance, which aims to create ambitious and innovative professional and youth dance works for stage and screen.

Fragments is a love story performed by two talented young dancers, and tells the intimate story of a couple who, when faced with what anyone else would describe as a nightmare, learn to fall in love with each other again, piece by piece, memory by memory. This new dance theatre work explores the vulnerability of falling in love.

James Bamford says: “We feel very grateful to present the work of Project Dance in such a close-up and personal setting. Like all our work, Fragments has been made for anyone, whether you adore dance in all its forms or have never watched a theatre performance in your life.”