Hot House

A passionate response to the political climate, Hot House shares the frustration currently felt by many, turning that intense energy into a powerful celebration of collective generosity. Providing a space for people to come together and be uplifted by the Company's extraordinary ensemble of performers, this new show features a soundscape influenced by Chinese, Indian and European classical music, recontextualised and performed by violinist Enyuan Khong and electronic music duo Larch.  Hot House promises to be a bold, transformational evening that celebrates the joy of movement and music in a setting where concert meets bonfire. 

 Hot House will premiere this spring at Dance City, Newcastle (Friday 24 March 2023) and Exeter Northcott (15 May 2023), celebrating Richard Chappell Dance's 10th anniversary

Artistic Director and choreographer Richard Chappell said“With so many people across the country feeling the impact of the cost-of-living crisis I wanted to create a work that while acknowledging the difficulties faced by people also celebrates how our joint community can generate a powerful and lasting energy. Inspired by music, fashion and protest, Hot House will see our dancers and musicians join forces to create a warmth that radiates beyond the stage and I am excited to share this electric and arresting work with audiences in Exeter and Newcastle this spring.” 

Hot House is co-commissioned by Dance City and the Gillian Dickinson Trust and funded by Arts Council England and The Linbury Trust. The work will be created through residency support from Dance City, Exeter PhoenixNational Dance Company Wales and DanceEast