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Three friends are getting ready for a night out, the music is intoxicating, they start to dance. It’s so good, they might stay a little longer…

DONUTS follows one night, separated over several years in the life of a group of friends: how music connects them, feeds their friendship and their need to dance until it becomes almost like a collective state of trance. It’s a celebration of all the times a night in is so much better than a night out.

DONUTS explores the dynamic way real friendship evolves over time, how the friendships in classic sitcoms can make you feel more like an outsider, and the way music and dance brings people together. Bursting with precision and soul,

DONUTS is a hypnotic and playful groove along to hip-hop, funk and R&B.

Key Information


Thursday 21 October & Friday 22 October 2021


DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome


The Place presents DONUTS By Jamaal Burkmar

DONUTS is co-produced by The Place, co-commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and DanceXchange.

Choreographer: Jamaal Burkmar

Dancers: Maya Caroll, Iolanda Portogallo,Dorna Ashory

Lighting: Barnaby Booth

Producer: Treacle Holasz

Co-commissioned by The Place, DanceXchange, Warwick Arts Centre. Co-produced by The Place.

Supported byDanceXchange, Strike A Light, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Arts Council England.