Chantry Dance Company: The Stacked Deck & Ulysses Unbound

6 Oct 2016

Event times

Running time: approx 2 hours
Time: 19:30 – 21:30

Cost of entry

£6 pupils | £10/ £7 public

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  • Buses – The main bus stops in Woolwich are located on or very near General Gordon Square – Thomas Street/Green’s End and Woolwich Arsenal Station. Bus routes include: 51, 53, 54, 96, 99, 122, 161, 177, 178, 180, 244, 291, 380, 386, 422, 469, 472. For local bus services and timetables visit www.tfl.gov.uk/bus or call the New Travel Information Call Centre on 0843 222 1234
  • Woolwich Arsenal Docklands Light Railway (DLR) – The DLR is also seconds’ from The Tramshed. For service information visit www.tfl.gov.uk/dlr
  • Train – Woolwich Arsenal Train Station is only a few seconds walk away from The Tramshed. For train services and timetables visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
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A Double bill of compelling, contrasting contemporary ballet with an exciting original soundtrack, stunning imagery and an exceptional international cast.


Ulysses Unbound

The last astronaut has left a dying earth in search of a new home. In a thrilling cascade of stunning characters, costumes and imagery, he witnesses the birth of a new star and finds himself on an alien world, populated by very alien creatures!

This extraordinary ballet combines an exciting original soundtrack with contemporary ballet danced by an exceptional international cast. Through the fascinating choreography the dancers interpret cosmic events, from the evolution of a star to the formation of a deadly black hole.

The Stacked Deck

Life is a harsh game – sometimes it’s difficult to win with the hand you’re dealt. But is it actually about how we play the game?

Inspired by the concept of Game Theory and the theme of equality, ‘The Stacked Deck’ is a contemporary ballet based on a combative game of cards which four players are all desperate to win. Each time a hand is dealt, the players are given a different scenario to face. How they chose to play their hand will determine the final prize.

Intense, raw and gripping, with the dancers radiating primal physicality, this ballet challenges us to look at how we all play the ‘game’.

Included in the evening is a short post-show talkback with the company.

Chantry Dance Tour-related workshops, suitable for schools, colleges and dance schools, are also available – please contact education@chantrydancecompany.org  for details and bookings.

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