Inspired by classic sitcoms of the 90s & 00s, DONUTS follows a group of friends as they evolves over time. DONUTS is a celebration of how music brings people together, no matter what life throws at them. Bursting with precision and soul, it is a hypnotic and playful ‘groove along’ to jazz and funk.
'thrilling & joyful' - Greenwich Visitor
'I found myself engrossed in this Friends TV show style format with its playful inclusive nature' - Brum Hour
Drawing on his own relationship with music and its influence on his friendships growing up, choreographer Jamaal Burkmar places music at the heart of his creative process. DONUTS is the first, highly anticipated, full length dance piece from the company behind JUKEBOX, the breakthrough Instagram series combining popular music with their distinctive and dynamic style of dance.
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Recommendation: 8+
Please Note: This performance takes place at Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BR.
Choreographer: Jamaal Burkmar
Dancers: Maya Caroll, Iolanda Portogallo, Dorna Ashory
Lighting: Barnaby Booth
Costumes & Set Design: Rebecca Bevan
Photography & Videography: Genevieve Reeves
Producer: Treacle Holasz
The Place presents a new dance show by Extended Play.
DONUTS is co-commissioned by The Place, DanceXchange, Warwick Arts Centre. Co-produced by The Place. Supported by DanceXchange, Strike A Light, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Arts Council England.
About Extended Play
The company is firmly rooted in its relationship to music, in the world that music creates and the world that the dancers inhabit because of that. - BA3 Student
Extended Play is known for embracing digital culture, with their JUKEBOX Reels series, available on Instagram as well as more traditional theatre, sight specific and online performances. In 2019, Choreographer Jamaal Burkmar and Producer Treacle Holasz came together to create Extended Play, with the aim of bringing high quality dance directly from the stage to people, in a way that can adapt and inspire and instigate change. Since forming the company has presented work at Birmingham International Dance Festival, The V&A and is supported by The Place and Arts Council England.
About Jamaal Burkmar
Jamaal Burkmar is an internationally award-winning choreographer whose first creation was as a second year student at the Northern School for Contemporary Dance (NSCD) where he created a piece entitled Ocean. The piece gained critical acclaim, and was performed around the North until it became the first and only undergraduate commissioned for VERVE, the postgraduate company at NSCD. The success of this piece led to Jamaal being awarded the highly prestigious ‘New Adventures Choreography Award’. He has since been commissioned by and received support from the Dance Hub in Birmingham, Leeds Dance Partnership, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Mobius Dance, and more. Jamaal's work has a strong relationship to music and sits in many spaces, outdoor, theatrical and online. Jamaal Burkmar is currently a Work Place Artist at The Place.
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: on tour