Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows

 'In ‘The Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows’, our Players and Musicians have connected with a remarkable group of local people of all ages. Our aim is to break down the barrier between audiences, participants and performers, as we share dance and music drawn from the past and re-imagined in the present, embracing different sources and cultures. Old dance forms and their connection to the rituals of life have always fascinated me: social dance for me is a non-commercial resource of creative inspiration. Through encounters in the Ballroom, the Players weave their dances and stories back into the community, kindling connections and feelings which we all can experience and share.