TUESDAY 10 JULY, 5PM & 6.30PM, WEDNESDAY 11TH, THURSDAY 12TH AND FRIDAY 13TH JULY, 12.30PM, 3.30PM & 6PM - EVENT ZONE A, PORT OF SUNDERLAND.
A 30 minute dance and circus show.
Senora's Gambit is based on an enchanted chess board
The choreography explores the movement of chess pieces, pathways, zaps and traps as the dancers are caught in a nautical game of chess. Giant chess is played with hip hop dance movement, hula hooping, staff twirling, flag dance and an impressive fire dance finale.
Senora's Gambit is created by Penella Bee- a Sunderland based choreographer and performer, fresh from her sell out show GLOW- fusing dance and projection. Penella Bee and Little T (Tanya Oxbury) make up The Fire Girls, a fiery touring duo who amaze crowds at events up and down the country with their choreographed fire show fusing hip hop and circus manipulation skills.
Penella Bee has 10 years professional experience as a choreographer and performer, specialising in hip hop dance with circus manipulation. Penella developed a variety of street theatre acts both for staged performances and walk about. She has experience in designing, directing and performing in events such as the International Dance Festival, Under the Sea Day, Hip Hop day as well as performing as part of the Bee Badda Boom street dance duo at the Denmark Culture Festival and Split Festival. She has experience as a professional circus performer as part of The Fire Girls with whom she both co-directs and performs. Penella also has experience in specialist high end choreographed fire shows, hula hoop shows, stilt walking, hat manipulation and street theatre style walk about acts. Penella is one of a very few females in the North East to be trained in robotics dance!