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News article created on 27 September 2012

Floating dance performance to delight Nottingham this weekend

If you want to see a unique interactive dance performance floating along the canal then Nottingham is the place to be this weekend.

We will also look at what it means to travel on water, and the sensations this can evoke of passing over to the unknown. Henrietta Hale

TUG is an original contemporary dance performance celebrating the richness of Nottingham’s canal system. On 29and 30 September the show will take to the Nottingham & Beeston Canal for 30-40 minute performances throughout the day.

Featuring multi-talented British artists and combining live music, movement, voice and visual display, the performance will be unlike anything you’ve seen on our canal network before.

TUG is produced by Henrietta Hale and Rachel Lopez de la Nieta and co-produced by the Dog Kennel Hill Project (DKHP), Nottingham’s Dance4 and Watford Palace Theatre.

Contemporary performance

Henrietta Hale, TUG producer and a member of the Dog Kennel Hill Project, said: ‘’TUG will engage participation from canal communities and bring performance to an area rarely, if ever, the setting for contemporary performance.

‘’We want to tap into the way that canals force us to slow down to another pace of activity, just by stepping down from a city environment to the often slightly hidden waterway that passes through beneath.

"We will also look at what it means to travel on water, and the sensations this can evoke of passing over to the unknown.’’