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Preview: Quest at Gateshead Sage

Breaking Tradition presents
featuring The Demon Barbers
Gateshead Sage 2
Sunday 9th September 2.00pm

Breaking Tradition, the UK’s leading folk and hip hop dance company come together with award-winning folk powerhouse ‘The Demon Barbers’ to invite families, gamers and live music & dance lovers of all ages on an unforgettable adventure at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 9 September.

Damien Barber, Artistic Director of Breaking Tradition and front man of The Demon Barbers says: “We’re really excited to have produced a new dance show specifically aimed at a younger generation which incorporates traditional folk customs into the digital world.  And we’re looking forward bring Quest to Sage Gateshead having received such a fantastic reaction to the premiere from audiences in our new home at Kala Sangam, Bradford.”

Angus Milne, Quest musician and performer was born on Teeside and is thrilled to be performing back on home turf, where his musical upbringing in folk, jazz and classical music began. Now based in Leeds after studying at Leeds College of Music, where he was awarded the Alan Hawkshaw foundation scholarship and upon graduating, and the Yamaha foundation scholarship, he is a multi-instrumentalist best known for being a highly versatile Double Bassist.  Angus is very much in demand as a session musician around the north of England and performs across the UK and Europe.

Written by award-winning writer and actor Stacey Sampson, Quest fuses Morris, clog and sword dance with popping, locking, breaking and martial arts to the beat of new songs and traditional melodies with an electronic edge bring to life the story of Kai’s search for his missing sister which draws him in the extraordinary computer game…Forever Quest.

Breaking Tradition is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Special Thanks to Both Kala Sangam and Lawrence Batley Theatre for their support in the making of Quest.

Cast and Creative Team
Dancer – James Fogerty                               Artistic Director – Damien Barber
Dancer – Chris Banks                                    Assistant producer – Laura Simpson
Dancer/musician – Damien Barber                Script writer – Stacey Sampson
Dancer/musician – Zoe Moores                     Lighting and projection designer – Will Monks
Musician/dancer – Ben Griffith                       Set and costume designer – Sarah Mills
Musician/dancer – Angus Milne                     Movement mentor – Junior Cunningham
Musician – Hugh MacDermott                        Guest director – Mark Tillotson

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Tickets: £14.20 adults, £8.70 children (Family Ticket available) T: 0191 443 4661 or online at 

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