Weston goes bananas for dance!

11 April 2024

A dance theatre show described as ‘brilliantly bonkers’ is bringing its unique blend of fun, funk and foam bananas to Weston this month.

‘A Real Fiction’ by aKa Dance Theatre is being presented by Super Culture in partnership with Front Room, the town’s popular fringe theatre situated in Central Walk. 

Taking place on Saturday 27th April, audiences of all ages are invited to fasten their seatbelts for a hyperactive mix of dance, theatre, meme and pop culture in this 360 slapstick solo featuring explosive dance, laugh out loud lip syncs and a crazy collection of characters.

In the run up to the show, a social media campaign is encouraging people to spot hidden yellow icons from the show that will be popping up in posters located at venues around the town centre. 

Look out for a series of images including yellow socks, feathers, torches, binoculars, raffle tickets and bananas, take a picture and share the hashtag #WestonGoesBananas to join in the fun.  

Fiona Matthews, creative director at Super Culture, said: “There’s plenty of Spring time bounce and golden moments to be found in this uplifting show from aKa dance that is bursting with sunny vibes and great energy! 

“‘A Real Fiction’ is one of a series of fantastic and diverse professional dance shows that we are lucky enough to have in Weston thanks to a partnership with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative.”

‘A Real Fiction’ takes place on Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm at Front Room, 13 Central Walk, Weston-super-mare, BS23 1FF. Ahead of the evening performance, there is also a chance to join the aKa Dance Theatre company for a free, pre-show skills workshop, taking place at Front Room from 2pm to 3pm (no previous dance experience needed). 

To book tickets for the evening performance, available on a pay-what-you-decide basis, and to register for your free, daytime workshop place visit https://www.frontroomwsm.com/whats-on.  

‘A Real Fiction’ is one of a series of performances being presented in Weston as part of a new associate venue programme announced this year by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI).  

Front Room is one of 9 venues across the country to pilot the programme, connecting them to a network of dance programmers & artists, enabling bold and diverse dance work to be presented and new audiences for dance developed across the UK. The initiative is supported by Super Culture.