A Lyrical Dance Concert

A Lyrical Dance Concert is a party in a comedy double act in a cabaret show in a gig in an experimental dance performance. Number-by-ridiculous-number, the lyrics of chart hits past and present are danced out – stretched, turned, lifted and thrown. With joyful irreverence and serious fun, the show insists that pop music belongs to us and can do what we want it to do. Get your glad-rags on, grab a drink and a pal, and giggle along with this mixed-up whirlwind of glamorous divas, guitar solos and gangster rappers…

Choreography Gillie Kleiman and Sara Lindström
Performers Gillie Kleiman and Sara Lindström (2013)/ Eleanor Sikorski (2014/5)
Producer Beckie Darlington (2014/5 tour)
Additional design Susie Green
Photography Martyn Boston / Camilla Greenwell

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Production and 2013 tour co-produced by Dance4.

Generous crowdfunding donors:

Richard Bliss
Anaïs Bouts
Tony Burch
Lynn Campbell
Iris Chan
Kate Craddock
Kattrin Deufert
Laurent-David Garnier
Ina Dokmo
Claire Hicks
Catherine Hoffman
Cate and Avner Kleiman
Tal Kleiman
Karen Lambæk
Malin Lindström
Solveig and Ingemar Lindström
Christer Lundahl
Alice MacKenzie
Hamish MacPherson
Tom Martin

Matthew Mazzucchi
Marian Milbourne
Angela Miles
Paul O’Keeffe
Joakim Olsson
Nathalie Paris
Hetain Patel
Luke Pell
H Plewis
Thomas Plischke
Verity Quinn
Tim Rubidge
Martina Seitl
Ellie Sikorski
Robbie Synge
Lucy Teed
Ruth Turner
Annabel Turpin
Debbie Waistell
Flora Wellesley Wesley


At the end of every performance we recorded a music video with the audience members. Only those present got the password - you had to be there! The videos are here: alyricaldanceconcert.wordpress.com/you-had-to-be-there/

As part of our research we asked questions. We shared these questions with other artists, who responded in various ways. You can see these answers here: alyricaldanceconcert.wordpress.com/questions/


Documentation available on request



Jam Café (excerpts), Nottingham, March 2013

Create Theatre, Mansfield, March 2013

Jam Café (full show), Nottingham, March 2013

Mink, Middlesbrough, April 2013

Dance City, Newcastle, April 2013

GIFT, Gateshead, April 2013

Y Theatre, Leicester, June 2013

Newark Palace Theatre, June 2013

Picturedrome, Northampton, June 2013

Create Theatre, Mansfield, June 2013

Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln, June 2013

Stratford Circus as part of Dance Umbrella, London, October 2013

Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, November 2014

Greenwich Dance, London, November 2014

Shoreditch Town Hall, November 2014

Nightingale Theatre at The Basement, Brighton, November 2014

Seven Arts, Leeds, November 2014

Northern Stage, Newcastle, February 2015

The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed, February 2015