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Rescheduled Home Solo premiere date announced

We've just announced a new date for our premiere of Home Solo, after we had to cancel November's event due to Hayley being injured.

Home Solo is an intimate performance that weaves together contemporary dance with spoken word and original live music and song, in an epic tale of feeling at home in your own skin.

It’s a show for anyone who has ever wanted to get home.

It is devised and performed by Hayley Matthews, contemporary dancer and choreographer, and Hej Jones, composer and multi-instrumentalist.

Hayley maps the journey back to feeling at home in her skin after a bike accident left her unable to dance for some time. It led her to start writing poems, which form part of the show’s soundscape.

Home Solo also reflects contributions from the local community about what it means to be at home with who you are and where you are, and integrates their voices and ideas into the performance.

The performance brings to life the different aspects of being at home in your own skin: allowing yourself to be vulnerable, building resilience, searching for safety, being able to be with others, resting, expressing yourself, making space for both suffering and beauty, and allowing the light of hope to shine in.

The music is performed on the enchanting butone, acoustic guitar and with recorded voice forming the basis of a powerful synthesised drum solo.

The audience is seated close to the performers in this 45-minute show and can see the grace and the beauty as well as the stumbles and hard work of being performers – and of being human.


Tickets are pay what you can and available now from Norwich Arts Centre.

Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre, funded and supported by Arts Council EnglandDanceEastThe Garage Norwich and Norfolk County Council

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