The Wallflower is a contemporary dance performance that relies on the personal memories of the performers to create each individual production.
Quarantine, the Manchester-based group that performs Wallflower is known for its innovative and inclusive theatrical work.
The stage is configured into a small rectangle, surrounded on three sides by the audience. Off to one corner sits a DJ who takes requests from the lone dancer.
Each performer takes their turn alone on stage. They recount a dance that they one did. It could be one performed alone, as part of a production, or on a date. There is no limit to what the dancer chooses as long as it is based on a personal memory of a dance. The honesty, self deprecation and frailty that the performers give to the production is what make it unique. This is not a performance depicting flawless technique or graceful acrobatics. Rather it is a string of very relatable stories told spontaneously by people who have danced many dances.