Bill & Bobby
Stopgap Dance Company
Bill & Bobby is a tribute to the star partnerships of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Referencing a scene from their musical comedy masterpiece Swing Time, Lucy Bennett and David Toole will take you through a whistle-stop tour of a bygone era, when the performers did it for the audience.
About Stopgap Dance Company
Stopgap Dance Company creates exhilarating dance productions employing disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate. They create their work for the widest possible audience to shift perceptions about difference and inspire everyone to achieve their potential.
Stopgap values a pioneering spirit and is committed to making discoveries about integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance. Difference is their means and their method.
Stopgap is a British company and works in partnership with Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. They are also a resident company of Farnham Malting and The University of Surrey.
Choreographed by: Lucy Bennett and David Toole
Performed by: Lucy Bennett / Amy Butler / Hannah Rotchell and David Toole
Lucy’s body double: Helen Bendell
Special thanks to Joop Oonk for assistance during R&D stage
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
Commissioned by Without Walls and Hat Fair.
Co-commissioned by The National Theatre’s Watch This Space Festival. Supported by the University of Surrey.