Contemporary dance-lovers are being invited to an exclusive double bill of new work in Greenwich.

Amstatten, a short story about fear and confinement, and Ordinary Courage, a life affirming dance which looks at the nature of loss, will be performed at Greenwich Dance on February 23.

The event is one of the first shows presented by the new partnership between leading dance organisations Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban.

Kat Bridges, artistic programme manager at Greenwich Dance, said: “This exclusive double bill from two rising choreographers is a prime example of what the partnership can do.

“By working together and combining our expertise and resources we can better support talented artists to create new work, and make the best in contemporary dance available to audiences in south east London.”

Amstatten contrasts performer Janina Rajakangas’ inner psychological landscape with the imposition of a reduced and restricted physical space.

Choreographed by Robert Clark and accompanied by a stark and geometric lighting design by acclaimed lighting designer Guy Hoare, the piece draws on stories of kidnapping and hostage situations taken from news reports over the past 30 years.

It presents the audience with a beautiful and disturbing representation of the resulting common elements.

Ordinary Courage is the inaugural work by acclaimed dancer and designer Theo Clinkard.

Following 17 years of performing with some of the most celebrated British choreographers, Clinkard directs an international cast.

The show uses visceral and eloquent dance to examine loss and re-imagine the process of repair as an adventure.

Tickets cost £12 or £9 for concessions and the performance starts at 7.45pm.

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