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Dewey – Balbir Singh Dance Company

Sat 01 Apr, 1:00 pm3:30 pm

About the event

Kirklees Year of Music 2023, BSDC, Kirklees Libraries and HLF present: a drop-in, family-friendly immersive experience showcasing a new work Dewey, which explores the world of libraries through dance.

The Dewey Decimal System is a way of organising the books in a library based on the division of all knowledge into 10 groups.

This drop-in performance of Dewey connects BSDC’s repertoire of Indian and western contemporary dance to the famous Dewey classification system for library books. How relevant is the Dewey system today to make sense of the world, what work fits where: is it dance, biography, sport, nature, literature?

Drawing upon the visual storytelling of classical Indian dance, the artists find the best place to classify their work in the world of libraries. A family-based, fun piece with exquisite live music and performances. Dewey is a rolling event all afternoon. Suitable for all ages.

Balbir Singh Dance Company (BSDC) Founded in 1998 by Balbir Singh, BSDC has grown to be a leading dance company that specialises in blending contemporary western dance and classical Indian Kathak. Based in Leeds, the company regularly works with the best artists and musicians and presents work to diverse audiences in the UK and internationally. Under Balbir’s artistic leadership, the company stands at the forefront of intercultural dance practice in the UK.

Event Date: Saturday 1 April

Time: 1pm-3.30pm

Venue: Attic Studio, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Tickets: Free (no booking required)

Age guidance: All ages (U16s should be accompanied by an adult)

Access Guide:

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.


Sat 01 Apr
1:00 pm–3:30 pm
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Lawrence Batley Theatre
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street
Huddersfield, HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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