Times are strange, and the town centre feels quiet - every third shop is shuttered up.
But, wait a minute…
Is there a light flickering at the back of that dead retail space…?
Are those shutters opening?
And who are those strange boiler-suited mannequins – with electric guitars…?
Oh my God, they’re moving….!
Starting this summer, Doomsday Dance Band will be joined by amazing dancer Ella Mesma to re-energise the High Street with funk-rock and good times. Our Shop Window gig-theatre show will see empty retail outlets brought to life with music, dance and video installation. The first shows will be in the former Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Bristol’s Galleries shopping centre on 30th July.
Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July 2021
2pm and 4pm The Galleries Shopping Centre,
25 Union St, Bristol BS1 3XD
GET YOUR FREE TICKET HERE: http://hdfst.uk/shopwindow
DDB - in trademark white boiler-suits - will play amidst an assemblage of mannequins with TV-screen heads, as our flamboyant Dance Caller leads our audiences in learning weird and wonderful dance moves fitting for the strange times we live in. As the audience is coaxed gradually into the dance, we will take you on a journey...
....Out of Lockdown and into Light…
SHOP WINDOW will playfully reference the glory days of Department Stores, when shopping was glamorous and theatrical: an experience, not just a transaction. As people return to a high street hollowed out by Covid and online shopping, here is our vision of a town centre reclaimed for communities: where empty shops might become makers’ workshops, community hangouts, pop-up communal dining rooms; or a “shop window” for artists to showcase their work…