Life is a harsh game - sometimes it’s difficult to win with the hand you’re dealt. But is how we play the game more important that winning or losing?
Inspired by the concept of Game Theory and the theme of equality, ‘The Stacked Deck’ is based on a combative game of cards which four players are all desperate to win. Each time a hand is dealt, the players are given a different scenario to face. How they chose to play their hand will determine the final prize.
Intense, raw and gripping, with the dancers radiating primal physicality, this ballet challenges us to look at how we all play the ‘game’.
Choreography: Paul Chantry & Rae Piper
Design: Rae Piper
Lighting Design: Antony Hateley
Dance Director: Gail Gordon
“Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the programme on Saturday evening. A highly entertaining and thought-provoking performance. Please convey my congratulations to your dancers who were utterly charming and totally committed, and indeed to all involved!”
DAVID BINTLEY - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET
"Chantry Dance delivered an inspiring performance. Driven by original and creative choreography and danced with commitment and heart from a very strong group of dancers"
PETER PARKER – FORMER PRINCIPAL DANCER NORTHERN BALLET, BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT FINALIST