Dance Reading 2016 - Year of Culture presents

Neon Dance: Empathy

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 23 Nov, 20:00


Movement, sound and innovative laser light show combine in this gripping and powerful dance performance.


What makes our behaviour uniquely human?


Touching and emotionally charged, Empathy reflects on what influences us to empathise with others. Five dancers jostle for position - folding, lifting and balancing against one another as they navigate through the award winning Numen's beguiling laser light design.


Taking inspiration from the work of psychologist Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (Zero Degrees of Empathy), Empathy is a truly theatrical experience where movement, sound and lighting combine and contribute in equal part.


"An extremely striking and telling portrayal of the spectrum of human empathy. This powerful piece pierced deep into our hearts." - Derby Evening Telegraph


Dance Reading is a celebratory month of dance brought to you by Junction Dance in association with the Reading Dance Professionals Network, Reading's Year of Culture and Arts Council England. View our exciting, diverse programme at

Photo credit: Miles Hart Photography

Ticket information

Tickets £14, £12 concessions

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: 0118 937 3456 (administration) or 0118 960 6060 (Box Office)

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

Phone lines open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm