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DeNada Dance Theatre presents Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra’s new, gender questioning, Hispanic take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, boldly dealing with the eroticism of the story.

Set in a circus sideshow of a dystopian South America, in a heady world of conquistadors, female bulls, virgin lands and animals in drag, TORO is a darkly comic and the melodramatic tragedy about the monsters men create through power, fear and oppression.

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Thursday 22 March & Friday 23 March 2018


DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome


DeNada Dance Theatre is a UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Award Nominee in the category of ‘Best Independent Company’.

TORO Exhibition: BCU illustration students invite you to enjoy a pop-up exhibition of ‘work in progress’ made in response to DeNada Dance Theatre’s three-week residency at dx. The exhibition will be open from 22-23 March in Thorp Street reception, Birmingham Hippodrome before both TORO performances.

Toro: Beauty and the Bull is commissioned by DanceXchange, supported by Arts Council England and produced by Spin Arts.