Free dance performances and workshops for all

A new dance show set to music by Grantham composer Nicholas Maw will premiere in the town in April.

Chantry Dance will perform Ghost Dances on April 25th and 26th in two free public performances at the Guildhall Arts Centre, with dance workshops on each day - all funded by Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Grantham High Street Heritage Action Zone programme.

The work has been created by award-winning producers, Rae Piper and Paul Chantry, who are known for their choreography on the Olivier Award nominated productions of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy.

An Arts Centre spokesperson said: "Nicholas Maw was born in Grantham and went on to become one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary composers. He created work including Sophie's Choice, which played at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

"It will be an experience to see this innovative dance-theatre performance set to his 1988 suite, Ghost Dances. The free workshops are for everyone; they are open to all experience levels and no previous dance experience is necessary.

"Although the shows and workshops are free thanks to the High Street Heritage Action Zone funding, please bear in mind they will be popular, which means that booking is required."

Tickets for either can be booked through the website Alternatively, bookings can be made via phone on 01476 406158. 

Ghost Dances will take place at the Guildhall Arts Centre on Tuesday April 25th and Wednesday April 26th at 6pm, with free workshops taking place on both days at 3pm. 

Workshops and performances are open to all, but it is suggested that they would be most suitable for those aged 15+.