Rendez Vous Dance: What Songs May Do...

Rendez Vous Dance: What Songs May Do...

Thu 22 June

Performing to the evocative songs of Nina Simone, two dancers expose the fractured relationship of a once romantic couple as they delve into the past in an attempt to rebuild their future together. What songs may do… shines a light on our deep rooted connection to memory through music and suggests the power of what songs may do. Poetic, passionate and highly virtuosic What songs may do… celebrates the diversity of love with unashamed romanticism.

This is dance at its best, musical, intelligent, well-crafted and moving, drawing in the audience” British Theatre Guide

“If you’ve ever loved or been loved, then this show is not to be missed” The Crack Magazine

“Oliver Chapman and Paolo Pisarra were irresistible as a couple trying to rediscover lost love, moving sinuously, sensuously and sporadically savagely in electrifying patterns choreographed by Mathieu Geffré” The Greenwich Visitor


Choreography: Mathieu Geffré

Performers: Oliver Chapman and Paolo Pisarra

Dramaturg: Andrew Gardiner

Light Designer and Technical Manager : Rachel Shipp

Creative Producer: Rachel Jean Birch at MovingArt Management

Tour Booker: Sarah Trist

Audio Describer: Louise Dickson – Illuminate Freedom

Rendez-Vous dance Executive Director: Phil Douglas


Commissioned by Dance City and Dance East

What songs may do… is supported by Arts Council England, Stanley Arts and Studio Wayne McGregor.



Duration: 1 hour

Age guidance: 13+ (children under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian)

Ticket & Times

  • Thu 22 Jun , 7:30 PM

    Audio Description Available

    An additional audio track for audiences with sight loss, explaining what’s happening on screen or on stage during gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.