Richard Chappell Dance Autumn 2023 Season Announcement 

This autumn, Richard Chappell Dance present two programmes of work across the UK. Featuring a tour of Infinite Ways Home to Swansea, Ormskirk and Milton Keynes alongside Home Revisited, an evening celebrating the vibrant dance talent in South West England. 

Following two previous tours Chappell’s first full-length production for a mid-scale stage, Infinite Ways Home returns with performances at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea (19 Oct), Edge Hill University, Ormskirk (26 Oct) and Venue MK, Milton Keynes (29 Oct). 

Exploring the performers perceptions of reality through other-worldly experiences, Infinite Ways Home connects ideas of Celtic traditions of ritual with modern day experiences of rave culture. Featuring six performers, this multisensory work combines Chappell’s diverse choreographic language of ballet, contemporary dance and improvisation to redefine our sense of community, connectivity and home. 

Featuring music from Cardiff based electronic duo Larch (Matthew Allmark and Kai Hellstrom), alongside live violin by Enyuan Khong, Infinite Ways Home is a vibrant feast of colour and pulsating sound. 

Celebrating a decade of dance in Devon, Home Revisited showcases some of very best young choreographers and performers from across the South West, at Exeter Northcott’s Barnfield Theatre (28 Oct) and Ashburton Arts Centre (10 Nov).

These mixed bills will see Richard Chappell Dance perform a new version of its first small scale creation, The Vast Rocks, as well as an extract from Infinite Ways Home. Alongside this will be new commissions from South West artists, following an open callout, and performances from local South West based community dance groups. 

In addition to these programmes the Company will also deliver an intergenerational participatory project that will culminate in a performance as part of Paignton’s Creative and Cultural programme. More details to be announced shortly. 

Photography: Jack Thomson