AN exciting touring company formed from MA dance students from the University of Salford are set to appear at the Waterside.

Emergence, led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott and Programme Leader Deborah Milner, the students will come together to tour a triple bill of works created for and with, including two world premieres by choreographers James Wilton and Wubkje Kuindersma, and another chance to see company Artistic Director Joss Arnott’s epic work from 2019’s tour.

Speaking about the tour, Artistic Director Joss Arnott said “I am delighted to be inviting two dynamic choreographers to make new works with the company for this, the second ever tour by Emergence. James and Wubkje both have strong yet unique dance languages and I am certain that audiences will be enthralled by how these young dancers have interpreted their vision.”

Emergence comes to Waterside on March 21 at 7.30pm

Meanwhile visitor to the Waterside will see life from a new perspective when one of the world’s top big climbers comes to Altrincham.

Pete Whittaker made the first solo-free ascent (in 2016) of Yosemite’s notorious 3000ft El Capitan in under 24 hours and the first solo-free ascent of Mt Watkins (2000ft) in just 15 hours (2017).

In 2018, Pete followed these significant achievements by completing a sub-24 hour solo of both El Capitan and the 5000ft Half Dome.

Pete now brings the stories of his many remarkable feats to audiences across the country in a brand new ‘audience with…’ style stage show, Solo and Free, to the UK, presented by speakers from the Edge in association with Wild Country.

In Solo and Free, Pete takes audiences on a journey, from the sub-culture of crack climbing and astronomical lactate pumping athletic feats, to speed solos of the world’s biggest cliffs.

Driven by the physical and mental challenges and suffering, Pete looks to find that mythical point between the possible and impossible, by climbing not just one, but multiple big walls alone in under 24-hours

Little over a decade ago, Pete’s drive and motivation led him to set a body breaking goal, a tried but unaccomplished rock climb deep in the American desert.

He trained alongside his long-term climbing partner, with just two photographs serving as information about the climb!

After two years they succeeded in making their first ascent of what is now considered as the world’s hardest off-width climb. Pete Whittaker will be at Waterside on March 31 at 7:30pm.For tickets about the events then you should contact : 0161 912 5616.