A different tune  

A different tune

A stunning new dance theatre piece for young children

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This co-production with Fuse: New Theatre for Young People draws dance styles from across the world, highlighting cultural diversity and identity.

A Different Tune tells the story of a group of animal friends and their adventures. Sometimes they playfully dance together, sometimes they fall out and then make up. Throughout this journey they are gaining confidence and learning to care for each other. 'A Different Tune' will imaginatively and innovatively relate through a dance, drama and music fusion the story of how one animal – ostracised by other animals – discovers his own new way of dancing and through that finds self esteem and acceptance without having to compromise his own identity. The story comes alive through live dance and music within mesmerising surroundings created by the use of Isadora interactive video software.

The artistic team includes Chris Sudworth (director), Chris Davies (music), Kali Dass (choreography) and Sam Meech (digital art). Artistic direction is by Bisakha Sarker (Chaturangan) and Andrew Raffle (Fuse). Performers include Fenfen.

Tour dates
Date Times Place

Unity (2) Theatre
1 Hope Place
L1 9GB
0151 709 4988

Thursday 11th June 10.30am  
Friday 12th June 10.30am 2.00pm
Saturday 13th June 11.00am 3.30pm
Sunday 14th June   2.00pm

The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays
M50 3AZ
0870 787 5780

Monday 15th June - Seminar and performance    

The Box, FACT
88 Wood Street
Liverpool L1 4DQ

Booking: 0151 639 9231

      The Brindley
High Street
Runcorn, Cheshire
0151 907 8360
Thursday 18th June 11.00am 2.00pm
Friday 19th June 11.00am 2.00pm
Sunday 21st June   2.00pm

Southport Arts Centre
Lord Street, Southport

01704 540 011


Following in the tradition of highly successful and innovative national conferences on the issues facing contemporary dance, Chaturangan held an associated seminar. A Different Tune or the Same old Song? was a national seminar on cultural diversity and the use of new technology in children’s dance theatre. It was held in The Box, FACT, Wood St., Liverpool L1 4DQ on Monday 15 June 2009 from 10am – 4pm

The initial research and development of this project began in 2008 with funding from Liverpool Culture Company. The tour and seminar were funded by the Arts Council North-West.

What people said about the development stage

“The presentation of the work from the development phase at FACT was captivating.”… Head teacher from Holy Cross Primary school

“The dance and music were fantastic.” ... young member of the audience

“The quality of the movements together with the music and technology was of an exceptional standard.” … Brindley Theatre, Runcorn

“There is a need for dance at Key Stage 1 in Halton to support learning, INSET and Arts Mark applications. There are currently no companies that we are aware of that will deliver outreach and education work at this level.”… Dance Development Officer, Halton Borough Council

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