4 Stars

So much to enjoy and admire about Burkmar’s piece

The Reviews Hub

Warm, fun and very watchable

The Guardian

Thrilling and joyful

Greenwich Visitor

Three friends are getting ready for a night out. The music is intoxicating, they start to dance. It’s so good, they might stay a little longer…

Inspired by classic sitcoms from the 90s and 00s, follow three close friends as their friendship evolves over time. 'Feelgood & fun' (The Guardian), DONUTS celebrates how music brings friends together, no matter what life throws at them.

Bursting with precision and soul, it is a hypnotic and playful contemporary dance to jazz and funk.

Drawing on his own relationship with music and its influence on his friendships growing up, choreographer Jamaal Burkmar places music at the heart of his creative process. DONUTS is the first, highly anticipated, full length dance piece from the company behind JUKEBOX, the breakthrough Instagram series combining popular music with their distinctive and dynamic style of dance.

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Cast and Creatives

Dancers:Maya Carroll, Iolanda Portogallo, Dorna Ashory
Understudy: Imogen Wright

Choreographer:Jamaal Burkmar
Lighting Design:Barnaby Booth
Costumes & Set Design:Rebecca Bevan

Production Manager: Seth Rook-Williams
Technical Stage Manager: Fergus Waldron
Photography & Videography:Genevieve Reeves
Producer:Treacle Holasz / Maternity Cover: Zöe Grain
Music: Jameszoo

DONUTS is co-commissioned by The Place, DanceXchange, Warwick Arts Centre. Co-produced by The Place. Supported by DanceXchange, Strike A Light, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Arts Council England. 


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