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ABOUT

 Thick & Tight, the multi award winning dance duo like no other who bring all the drama, musicality, farce and face you can cram into a show.

 

Employing skills as choreographers, dancers, lip-syncers, actors and sound designers, they continually search to make not only the most entertaining, brazen and bizarre creations, but work which envelops the breadth of human feeling.

Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry met in 2006 at Rambert School. In 2012 they began creating small scale work for scratch nights and on video and have steadily built a reputation as being at the very forefront of the contemporary dance/cabaret circuit in the UK. 

Thick & Tight create work by commission or by their own inclination, alone or in collaboration with other performers, choreographers, artists, designers and curators. Their work is made for theatres, clubs, pubs, the outdoors, for film and for site specific venues. 
 

To date their work has been presented at various venues and festivals in the UK and Europe to critical and public acclaim:

  • Sadler's Wells as part of London International Mime Festival

  • The Place 

  • Wilton's Music Hall 

  • Tate Liverpool 

  • Freiburg International Film Festival

  • Tate Britain

  • Snape Maltings

  • Southbank Centre

  • Brighton Fringe, Marlborough Theatre 

  • Queefy 

  • Lyric Hammersmith 

  • Posh Clubs

  • Hull City of Culture 

  • RVT - Duckie, Duckie DeCrim & Bar Wotever 

  • Ignition Dance Festival 

  • Underwire Film Festival

  • Royal Festival Hall 

  • Dylan Thomas London Centenary Festival

  • The Fritz Koenig Museum of Sculpture

  • Aldeburgh Music Festival 

  • Lucky Trimmer Festival 

  • GOlive Festival 

  • BendIt 

  • TripSpace

  • Cockpit Theatre 

Thick & Tight are also part of two trios; Legs 67 with Thom Shaw and the Four Gay Triplets with Carl Harrison. The Four Gay Triplets hosts and curates an annual fundraising cabaret night called Small Pleasures at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in support of Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants. Time Out Magazine describes Small Pleasures as "the kind of thing you still live in London for".

Reviews:

“calculatedly grotesque, but again, points to a melancholy truth about the human condition and human endeavour... appallingly entertaining”

(**** The Observer)

"F’ing excellent, Like watching Nureyev and the Devine David on mushrooms!"

"Utterly nuts, darker than night, stylistically astonishing"

(***** GScene)

"Original, inspired and fantastically talented"

(Total Theatre)

 

"Clever, naughty, innovative and punchy...the imaginative landscapes that Perry and Hay-Gordon delve into for their inspiration is utterly impressive"

(London Dance)

 

"Radical, sensitive and surely ahead of its time"

(wonderfulworldofdance.com)

Testimonials:

“Aesthetic visionaries with a singular approach”

Lea Anderson

"These sublime & joyous slices of bentertainment reward repeat viewing”

Simon Casson, Duckie