HERE COMES TROUBLE
25th January The Stage@Leeds 7.30 pm
8th March Kala Sangam Arts Centre Bradford 6pm
RURAL TOUR 2017
Friday 13-October Bishop Burton Village Hall 8.00pm
Friday 20th October United Reform Church Read 7.30pm
Thursday 26th October The Poly Falmouth Cornwall 7.30pm
Saturday 18-Nov Wroot Village Hall 7.30 PM
Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Dance base 18.00 22nd- 27th August 2017!
HERE COMES TROUBLE
This Blue Elephant show was a preview for Edinburgh, and if this is a journey you are taking, Here Comes Trouble should be at top of your list of things to see.’ Richard Maguire
‘Here Comes Trouble’ is a rigorous personal investigation into womanhood and Keira’s individual identity.Choreographed by Keira Martin, Directed by Charlotte Vincent, Designed by Ryan Laight and original music composed by Jamie Roberts. Through a series of robust episodes drawing on social and cultural influences from Yorkshire, Ireland and Jamaica, Keira rhythmically weaves together traditional music, authentic song and gutsy dance. She shares hard hitting and heart-warming chapters of her life to courageously address stereotypes and challenge labels. Witness her build bridges and burn them again, each time revealing a deeper layer of herself and her heritage. This feisty yet vulnerable performance is entertaining and demonstrates the power and elegance of women in a very real and honest way.’
Photography: Joe Armitage Bone Shaker Photography
Catch ‘Here Comes Trouble’ in 2017
27th July @ Blue Elephant London
Good Blood was refreshing to watch, a story of home and of family ties, we are carried through an Irish/Yorkshire melded story’ Emily Snow
Image: Foto Prigancia
‘Good Blood’ is a work in progress production that looks closely at the relationship of two sisters: Keira and Sioda Martin. Entertaining and familiar scenarios are refreshed and brought into focus to shed new light on family ties; the bonds that hold us together and the people that make us. Both sisters are inspired and influenced by their working class upbringing, politics, Ireland, dance and music. They are both mother’s and have an unforgettable dynamic that is humorous and heartwarming. Bringing personal, shared experiences, to the stage. Good Blood explores the journey from childhood to womanhood. If there is one thing they both agree on, it’s that you don’t get nowt without hard graft!
‘I was extremely moved by the deep connection which they felt to their roots and how this was tied to the incomparable bond which two sisters share.’Rosie Stebbing
Keira is one of six selected artists from an open call to the region for Northern Connections 2017. Northern Connections is a project developed by Northern School of Contemporary Dance, delivered in partnership with Spin Arts, Leeds Beckett University and Yorkshire Dance. Keira and her sister Sioda have been in residence at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Yorkshire Dance for a three weeks research and development process.
Keira has been awarded The BENCH fellowship 2016 -2017The BENCH is a programme developed in direct response to serious concerns about the lack of equality faced by female choreographers within the dance sector.
Here comes Trouble has been accepted on NRTF Dance Menu 2017-2018