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Keown Photo Lewys Holt Empty Orchestra Leeds. One person in white t-shirt sings into a microphone looking at a small computer screen for kareoke. Behind him hangs silver curtain and to the left are two people dancing.

Performance

Empty Orchestra

  • 1h 0m

Free

Coming soon

Attributes

  • Duration 1h 0m
  • Type Dance Theatre

Three dancers perform their favourite karaoke hits. As each dancer takes their turn at the mic, the remaining two take to the space, becoming backing dancers, lip-syncing and encouraging each other into the spotlight. Through the revealing act of singing, Empty Orchestra creates a safe space to embrace both the wild, diva-like highs and deep, uncomfortable feelings of cringe inherent to karaoke.

See the pains, pleasures and coping strategies of each dancer unfold as they share their joy, timidity and power. Featuring classics ranging from Dolly Parton’s Jolene to Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence.

A BSL interpreted contemporary dance show about singing (yes, really!), where major karaoke hits are presented and explored through beautiful choreography and sign language.

We promise we won't make you do karaoke, but yes - you’re allowed to sing along.

★★★★ "an emotional rollercoaster ride" The Reviews Hub


★★★★ "...a spirited and sparkling production" - LondonTheatre1"Brilliantly inventive" Bristol 247


"They have such a deliciously off-beat dynamic that keeps giving with every song they hilariously stumble through" – Audience Member

Three dancers perform their favourite karaoke hits. As each dancer takes their turn at the mic, the remaining two take to the space, becoming backing dancers, encouraging each other into the spotlight. Empty Orchestra creates a safe space to embrace the diva-like highs and uncomfortable feelings of cringe inherent to karaoke.

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