Our original 2020 ballet coming soon to a theatre near you;
The Little Mermaid
THE LITTLE MERMAID will be on tour to cities around the UK from September, also playing under the title AQUARIA, THE SEA-MAID'S TALE in Lincoln.
Chantry Dance has taken the story of everyone's favourite mermaid, and given it a beautiful new twist in the tale.
At Princess Aquaria's coming-of-age birthday, she is given permission by the Sea-King to visit the World Above. Swimming to the surface, she is fascinated by the humans that she sees.
A folk band, The Sandcastles, are playing on the beach. As their music reaches Aquaria's ears, she falls in love with the melodies and the dancing. She is also enthralled by the charismatic leader of the band, the guitarist Calder (a real prince of music). Sadly she has to return to the Underwater Kingdom. But Aquaria and Calder's fates have become intertwined.
Following a windsurfing accident, Aquaria rescues Calder, and falls deeply in love with him. She makes a grave bargain with the Sea-Witch, trading her voice for a pair of human legs so she can be with Calder. But as we all know, nothing is ever that simple, and Aquaria will have to overcome many struggles to be with her true love, including the jealous rivalry of The Sandcastles' lead singer, being captured by unscrupulous fishermen, and of course the loss of her voice to the Sea-Witch.
Join Chantry for this year's must-see show, featuring stunning contemporary choreography, acrobatics, beautiful costumes and an international cast of exceptional dancers, including RAE PIPER & PAUL CHANTRY as Aquaria and Calder (choreographers of David Walliams' Olivier-nominated West End hit show 'Gangsta Granny' and 'Billionaire Boy') and SHANNON PARKER as the Sea-Witch (San Francisco Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and Britain's Got Talent).
Playing from Sept 18th - Oct 18th 2020 around the UK.
Booking details will be released soon!
Recent Performances ... NEW for 2020!
This year we celebrated Valentines day in our own unique way, by inviting you all to join the International Artists of Chantry Dance for our very first CHANTRY GALA!
The Chantry Gala promised to be evening of BALLET, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, MUSICAL THEATRE & much more! It featured a thrilling variety of work including extracts from Chantry’s previous productions, as well as new contemporary and jazz choreography, classical ballet favourites, and songs from West End Musical Theatre shows.
This superb production was brought to you by the choreographers of the OLIVIER-NOMINATED production of DAVID WALLIAMS’ GANGSTA GRANNY and BILLIONAIRE BOY, and featured SHANNON PARKER, former Principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Finalist.
The Gala celebrated all aspects of Chantry’s work, so we were delighted to also include performances from the Diploma students who study on the full-time professional performance course at Chantry School, and our Associate students.
We had a fantastic sell-out audience and received many wonderful reviews for the Gala...
"It was brilliant, well done to all involved. I loved it!!"
"What a show. Chantry Dance Company's 1st Gala was FANTASTIC last night. Such talent."
"Amazing performances and choreography."
"An astounding performance by everyone involved in last evening's wonderful entertainment"
"We absolutely loved watching the show. It was amazing from start to finish."
"It was such a lovely evening. Such a privilege to see such amazing talent from start to finish. Thank you." The Chantry Gala was an amazing showcase of truly talented dancers, singers and choreographers - all on one stage for one night only! Every performance was delivered so professionally, from the associates to the seasoned professionals. We were guided seamlessly through the show, taking the audience on a wonderful adventure with the chantry dance company as they expertly brought stories to each dance. It left us wanting more, more, more!
In other Chantry Dance News....
After the huge success of BSC's Olivier Award nominated Gangsta Granny, choreographed by Chantry Dance's co-Directors, Rae Piper and Paul Chantry, Rae and Paul were delighted to have been invited back to the Birmingham Stage Company as choreographers for their new stage production of David Walliams' 'Billionaire Boy'.
Billionaire Boy opened in September at The Capitol in Horsham, and will be on tour throughout the UK until September 2020. The show has been extremely well received so far, and Rae and Paul have received a number of reviews for their expert choreography:
"Jak Poore creates a mischievous score and, if the songs are catchy rather than complex, they are bolstered by choreography from Paul Chantry and Rae Piper" THE STAGE - Paul Vale
“Energetic choreography from Paul Chantry and Rae Piper” THEATRE WEEKLY - Greg Stewart
"the songs remain relevant and the catchy tunes and choreography are lighthearted and entertaining to keep the story bouncing along." BATH AND WILTSHIRE PARENT - Susy Douch
For more information on the show and tour dates click on the link below.
Chantry Dance's co-Director, Paul Chantry is thrilled to have once again, been appointed as choreographer by the Birmingham Stage Company for this year's production of "Horrible Histories, Horrible Christmas".
This is the 6th year running Chantry Dance have been working on the annual 'Horrible Histories, Horrible Christmas' production, and it's always a delight to work with the wonderful Birmingham Stage Company. In addition to this, BSC's production of David Walliams 'Billionaire Boy', also choreographed by Chantry Dance's very own Paul Chantry and Rae Piper, is currently on tour throughout the UK until September next year.
'Horrible Histories, Horrible Christmas' will be playing at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from December 13th - December 29th 2019. For more information on the show and tour dates click on the link below.
Rae Piper has been invited back as choreographer once again by Little Wolf Entertainment for their 2019 pantomime at Derby LIVE, Peter Pan.
It's the 3rd year running that Rae has worked on the Little Wolf Entertainment and Derby LIVE pantomime, having previously choreographed 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and the award winning 'Beauty and the Beast'. It goes without saying that Rae is delighted to have been invited back to work with this successful team.
The show is proving to be a huge success so far, and Rae's wonderful choreography has received the following reviews:
"exuberant choreography" THE STAGE
“exciting dance routines” THEATRE ONLINE
“wonderful dancing” LOTS FOR TOTS
“fantastic choreography” NAILED COMMUNITY - BELPER INDEPENDENT NEWS
Peter Pan will be running from 7th December 2019 - 4th January 2020 at Derby Arena and tickets are on sale now!