SHOP WINDOW

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 re-energising 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 an empty shop in Bristol’s Galleries shopping centre on 30th July – watch this space…

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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…

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…