A treat for audiences in 2013

All male dance company 2Faced Dance make a welcome return with Out of His Skin on March 13

All male dance company 2Faced Dance make a welcome return with Out of His Skin on March 13

First published in Stage News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

DYNAMIC dance heads up an exciting spring season at The Point, and audiences can expect some top theatre, music and laughs in 2013.

As ever, the Eastleigh venue’s dance programme is particularly exciting, with the season kicking off with bgroup’s new work Just As We Are on March 7.

This new piece, featuring solos, duets and a group finale, is a tribute to an act of uncertainty.

All-male contemporary company 2Faced Dance make a welcome return with Out Of His Skin on March 13.

Under the direction of Tamsin Fitzgerald, and using the company’s trademark urban and highly physical dance vocabulary, this work explores society’s obsession with the extreme.

Groupe Entorse will make their UK debut with Accidens on April 18.

This atmospheric piece sees the dancers confront extreme physical states as sounds from a turntable directly control every movement they make.

More than 150 all-male groups will take to the stage to perform in Headstart, the region’s largest boys-only dance showcase.

T h e d r a m a s e a s o n kicks off w i t h Lucky Dip – Flip Side on February 12, an evening of work-in-progress performances and indevelopment pieces from emerging artists.

Hosted by Milk Presents, The Point will be transformed into a cabaret Kit Kat Klub backdrop, with live music, theatrical happenings, improvisation and stagecraft.

New Point associates Two Destination Language make their debut at the venue with Fallen Fruit Now Here, Now Gone on February 28.

Katerina Redeva revisits memories of her own experiences growing up in Bulgaria before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Fighting fit from sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Snuff Box Theatre invites audience ringside for Bitch Boxer, pictured left, on April 26.

This story follows a young East- Ender and her dreams of becoming an Olympian boxer.

Music lovers can embark on a theatrical journey through the hits and headlines of the last 100 years in Spread A Little Happiness on January 22.

From racy refrains of music hall and the stirring anthems of war, to the blockbuster musicals of the 80s, this evening will raise the spirits and touch hearts.

Comedy comes in the form of Robin Ince with The Importance Of Being Interested on March 2.

The funnyman takes a look at his favourite scientists, and explores everything from why we have eyebrows to how heavy metal music makes pigs deaf.

There’s fun for the children too.

Little Sunshine Little Rain on March 2, presented by A Thousand Cranes, blends Japanese folklore with traditional music and dance.

Classic fairytale Snow White, pictured above, gets a technological makeover by Filskit Theatre Company on March 30, in an inventive retelling that journeys into a magical world of fantasy.

The Girl With The Iron Claws on May 3, presented by The Wrong Crowd, features intricate puppetry, enchanting music and clever comedy.

Our Turn! on February 2 sees The Point Youth Theatre take over the building.

From programming what happens on the day to deciding what’s on the menu in the café bar, members of the youth theatre will have the run of the venue.

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