“To watch you dance was to hear our local community hearts speak”,
“It is one of those rare moments in theatre that reminds you that life is worth living”
“Wonderful storytelling shows theatre at its magnetic best”
“This musical is a blast of fresh air, British, young and funny, both lyrical and foot-stomping. It is the most exciting new British musical since Everybody’s Talking About Jamie arrived a few years ago”
Since 2013, multi award-winning Southpaw Dance Company have created powerful, joyous performances, from small scale solo work to large scale outdoor spectaculars, combining absolute artistic integrity with engaging narratives which inspire and excite audiences. Infinitely versatile and virtuosic, Southpaw’s work is inspiring, thought-provoking, engaging, and full of joie de danse.
Southpaw have developed large scale performances with partners such as Hull City of Culture, Rugby League World Cup, LeftCoast Blackpool, Castlemaine State Festival (Australia), Freedom Festival, Cultural Spring and Greenwich Docklands Festival to celebrate events such as the opening of the National Centre for the Written Word, Hull City of Culture, the opening event for Castlemaine State Festival, and most recently, the opening event for Brent: London Borough of Culture 2020.
Southpaw Dance Company works under the artistic direction and unique vision of award-winning Choreographer and Director Robby Graham. Robby creates epic visual spectacle and dynamic physical storytelling sequences in which movement, music, and dialogue are seamlessly integrated.
Robby has created work across a wide number of contexts, both outdoor and in traditional theatre contexts, across the UK, Europe, South America, and Australia, and in partnership with such organisations as the National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Live Theatre Newcastle, Greenwich Docklands Festival and others. Robby was Choreographer and Movement Director for Marianne Elliott’s acclaimed production of Angels in America at the National Theatre.
Robby also choreographed Pericles, the National Theatre’s first Public Acts performance incorporating over 200 community cast members from all over London, as well as choreographing the large scale adaptation of Johnathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing for Greenwich Docklands Festival. Most recently Robby directed and choreographed Leave To Remain at the Lyric Hammersmith and the opening events for the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
For more info on the repertoire of work Southpaw has created, go to our Work page.