Joan Clevillé Dance presents

Plan B for Utopia

You have a plan, and then you don’t. You have a dream, and then you wake up. You fall in love, and your heart gets broken. The question is: do you pick up the pieces and try again?'


Run time: 60 minutes

Age: 11+

A man levitating in the air face down, a woman stands behind him holding three helium balloons.

The Guardian

4 stars

The Scotsman

4 stars

The Stage

4 stars

"Upfront dance-theatre that’s thought-provoking, touching and funny"

The Stage

A man sat on the floor, a woman is positioned with her legs in the air, with her face rested on his legs as if she is sliding down, they both wear chequered shirts and black trousers.

Plan B for Utopia

Written by Joan Clevillé
Directed by Joan Clevillé

Mixing dance, theatre and storytelling with a good dose of humour, Plan B for Utopia is a show about how we choose to live our lives: about having a dream, giving it up and trying again, but above all, it’s a story about friendship.

Premiered during the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Plan B for Utopia was selected for the 2016 British Dance Edition showcase and was presented at the Internationale Tanzmesse in September 2016 before heading out on tour across Scotland, England and several international festivals in 2016. It was also selected as part of the British Council Showcase and Made in Scotland Showcase for the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Photo © Maria Falconer

Creative Team

A black and white image of a man looking down with his hands out in front of him.

Joan Clevillé Dance

The company aims to create intimate works that are honest, original and thought-provoking.

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  • Choreography | Joan Clevillé devised in collaboration with the dancers
  • Performers | Solène Weinachter & John Kendall
  • Costume & Set Design | Matthias Strahm
  • Lighting Design | Emma Jones
  • Dramaturgy Advisor | Ella Hickson
  • Music | Louis Armstrong, Cliff Edwards, Judy Garland, Gordon Lorenz Orchestra, Willy Mason and MyMy
  • Photography | Nicole Guarino & Maria Falconer
  • BSL Interpreters | Lesley Crerar & Yvonne Strain
  • Producer | China Plate

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