The show was originally commissioned and first performed as a flagship event of Yorkshire’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme. It has since toured the UK supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Funding, and was restaged for four sell-out performances at Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival.
BSDC’s trademark ability to engage diverse partners proved invaluable as The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust were brought on board: the Alchemy performances were presented at the Trust’s Orchard Lisle pool.
Synchronised takes audiences on a vibrant journey around the world, encountering sea serpents and magnificent rivers, and paying homage to Busby Berkeley’s legendary ‘water musicals’ of the 40s and 50s. Combining synchronised swimming, live music, Kathak and contemporary dance, Synchronised is an unforgettable celebration of culture and sport; a must-see experience for the whole family.
Stacey Prickett (Pulse Magazine)