“Emotive, traumatic and weighted with memory — or is it fear?”
The Times 

“Superbly crafted…it conjures a world of anxieties, desperations and determinations”
The Guardian 



“To me, many of Arvo Part’s compositions evoke images of a European history and tradition steeped in over a thousand years of human experience and, frequently, suffering. These themes, and particularly the turbulence of twentieth century events, have influenced my reaction to his work “Fratres”. In my dance the action can be read literally or metaphorically, within the intimacy of an insular family environment or on a more universal scale. I am happy to leave the audience to interpret the work
individually.” Christopher Bruce

Shadows is part of the GCSE Dance Anthology of professional set works.


See Shadows as part of our 2018 Autumn Tour alongside Windrush and Maybe Yes Maybe, Maybe No Maybe:

York Theatre Royal
1-2 November 2018 Book Now>

Barnsley Civic 
16 November 2018 Book Now>

Lawrence Batley Theatre 
22 November 2018 Book Now>


Premiered: Nov 2014