Shetland Arts in partnership with Room 2 Manoeuvre present Watch iT! and Such a Bloke, a dynamic double bill of dance solos performed by break-dancer and choreographer Tony Mills. The show is coming to the Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 13th October as part of a Scottish wide tour. Tony who originally hails from Orkney has worked with a range of artists from Scottish Ballet to Pipe Bands and has worked with choreographers such as Errol White, Colin Poole and Kwesi Johnson and was selected as part of the choreographic team for Dance Links China earlier this year.
The pieces he is performing are highly charged and contrasting in style, both asserting powerful choreographic language and technique and pushing inimitable physical extremes. Watch iT!, a hit during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009, is a multi media dance about one man’s love hate relationship with his TV, expressed through a striking mix of break-dance, physical theatre and cutting-edge animation. Such A Bloke by award winning choreographer Janis Claxton, is an emotionally driven, semi autobiographical look into Tony’s experiences of futility and frustration as a bloke.
As part of his visit to Shetland, Tony Mills will also be running dance workshops at the Garrison Theatre on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th October.
Tony is delighted to be coming to Shetland. “Growing up in Orkney, I never got the chance to visit Shetland. I’m proud and excited about showing my solos there and that I can finally make the trip!"
You can watch a video of Tony Mills performing here.
Tickets for Watch iT! and Such A Bloke are £10/6 and are available from Shetland Box Office, 01595 743843.