Dance Festival Croydon 2019 showcases and celebrates contemporary dance.
Curated by Beeja, the festival has four events. The first event was at the Shoestring Theatre, CYTO on 27 April 2019. The second event of the festival will be at the Stanley Halls on 20 July, third at the Brit School on 7 September and the final event at the newly renovated Fairfield Halls on 19 October. It is an exciting programme of performances and workshops by talented and renowned Croydon based, national and international companies and performers. The event at Fairfield Halls is part of the Dance Umbrella takeover of the Fairfield Halls on 18-19 October 2019.
Dance Festival Croydon gratefully acknowledges support from Arts Council England (ACE), Croydon Council, and Dance Umbrella.

20 July 2019, Stanley Halls

Jose Agudo

Silk Road is a fascinating exploration of the rituals along nomadic routes, conjuring images of the pilgrims, monks, traders and urban dwellers…

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Uchenna Dance

The Head Wrap Diaries is an uplifting blend of club styles fused with African and Contemporary dance, great music, a good dose of humour and HAIR stories!

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Urban Playground

Performance-Parkour combines elements of free-running with the eloquence of dance in playful, fun and completely safe movement that is accessible to everyone.

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Girls in Front

Rise looks at themes of empowerment and evolution. The dancers drew from both personal experience and guided exploration during the creative process.

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Workshops, 20 July 2019, Stanley Halls

Uchenna Dance Workshop

Uchenna Dance will be leading a fun and empowering movement and dance workshop connected to their performance The Head Wrap Diaries.

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Urban Playground

Performance-Parkour combines elements of free-running with the eloquence of dance in playful, fun and completely safe movement that is accessible to everyone.

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7 September 2019, Brit School

Corali

Adieu celebrates the life and work of Derek Jarman, the filmmaker, director, painter, gardener, activist and writer who died 25 years ago.

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Just Us

Born to Manifest’ is a powerful new Hip – Hop dance double bill that illuminates the experience of young black British men.

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Grand Gesture

GRAND GESTURE is a trio of accomplished senior dancers who have come together in joyous celebration of life and taken the a bold step to create a dance company in Croydon…

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Urban Playground

Performance-Parkour combines elements of free-running with the eloquence of dance in playful, fun and completely safe movement that is accessible to everyone.

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Girls in Front

Rise looks at themes of empowerment and evolution. The dancers drew from both personal experience and guided exploration during the creative process.

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Workshops, 7 September 2019, Brit School

Urban Playground

Performance-Parkour combines elements of free-running with the eloquence of dance in playful, fun and completely safe movement that is accessible to everyone.

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Past Event

27 April 2019, Shoestring Theatre, CYTO

Magpie

Hidden Impact was part of the WW1 commemorations and shows the roles people with learning disabilities played during the conflict.

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Ella Mesma

Told through the narration of our host Milton Lopes, Foreign Bodies is a love story which takes place underwater. Using the metaphor of Jellyfish and beautiful lights, …

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Vena Ramphal

The Shape of Stillness – A Pulse explores ‘What happens when we connect with the pulse of stillness within the movement?’

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Satoko Fukuda

About the leaves – the body brings forth movement, as buds bloom from the ground. Energy erupts…

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Tom O’Gorman

Stance draws on Tom’s experience as a competitive fencer, the technique and physicality of the sport, translating into a movement language.

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Workshops, 27 April 2019, Shoestring Theatre, CYTO

Urban Playground

Performance-Parkour combines elements of free-running with the eloquence of dance in playful, fun and completely safe movement that is accessible to everyone.

read more

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