2018 is set to be a busy year but brilliant year with Jamie Fletcher & Company. Dancing Bear premieres at The Palace Theatre in Manchester in Feb and then goes onto West Yorkshire Playhouse in April. Following each performance there is a q&a/discussion hosted by some very special guests including Jo Clifford and Rebecca Root.
I have also begun working on a new show with Louisa Jane. Fierce, is a dance theatre show exploring gender, eating disorders and the dancer body. We are currently at the very start of this exciting project so much work is still to be done.
Alongside my performance work I have been busy working with local trans and non-binary communities. I started Making Waves: a trans and non-binary only swimming group at Bramley Baths. I am also one of the founders and key organisers of the first ever Trans Pride in Leeds which will take place bewtween 25th March-7th April. No doubt my activism and work with trans and non-binary communties will continue to be busy throughout 2018. It is currently a very procarious time for trans people with disinformation and fear mongering being spread thoughout the media and online platforms.
Jamie Fletcher & Company and Contact present
A brilliant, moving and musical night out.
Full of compassion, honesty and humour, Dancing Bear explores the struggle between faith, sexuality and gender identity.
A multi-talented cast (featuring Divina De Campo) deftly flip between catchy pop tunes and dramatic storytelling to create a feast for the heart and head.
Dancing Bear is a dizzying cabaret of contradictions: glamorous and unflinching, hilarious and heart-breaking, deeply personal and uplifting.
Tue 6 & Wed 7 February, 8pm.
The Palace Theatre, Manchester
0844 871 7615
Fri 6 & Sat 7 April, 8pm.
Quarry Theatre (main space) at West Yorkshire Playhouse
Dancing Bear is a BSL interpreted show with integrated audio description.
You can listen and download the shows music on bandcamp: www.jamiefletcherandcompany.bandcamp.com
Curated by Jamie Fletcher and published in partnership with BigBookend this groundbreaking anthology features a diverse collection of stories, songs, articles, artworks, poetry and photography from over thirty LGBTQIAAP contributors including Fox Fisher, Emma Adams, Mathew Bellwood, Jo Clifford, Kieran Hurley and Peter Tatchell.