Coventry-based Ascension Dance's new touring performance work, The Other Side, has been developed out of their ongoing-relationship with Bridge and Imagineer.
Visitors to our Under The Bridge programme will usually be able to see Ascension perform their unique blend of movement inspired by parkour and free-running. The Other Side uses our self-supporting bridge kit, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's design, as the basis for the performance.
The Other Side is about consumerism and the human desire for more. It is a highly physical outdoor performance that tackles the ideas of bridging differences and divides in order for everyone to benefit. The performers realise that the only way to succeed will be by finding a way to work together, support each other and lift one another up.
Ascension Dance is a contemporary dance company based in Coventry, who take inspiration from parkour and free-running. Created in 2017 by Ashley Jordan and Ben Morley, Ascension are committed to creating high quality movement provision for young people, and eye-catching performance work that has human connection and raw physicality at its centre.
The Other Side by Ascension Dance has been supported by Imagineer
The performance uses our bridge kits as the basis for a story about consumerism
The performers learn to bridge their divides and support each other
Ascension are usually present as part of our Under the Bridge programme
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