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.

19 October 2019, Fairfield Halls

SLiDE

SLiDE

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Alleyne Dance

Alleyne Dance

In The Other Side of Me Alleyne Dance creates an atmospheric and abstract work. The work is Inspired by true-life events.
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Company Concentric

Company Concentric

Swapping Shadows two dancers attempt to walk in each other’s footsteps, drawing from Bharatanatyam and contemporary techniques.
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Past Event

7 September 2019, Brit School

The Urban Playground Team outdoor performance and workshop  5.30-6.30pm, Theatre Performances 7pm

The Urban Playground Team

The Urban Playground Team

Zoo Humans is inspired by the shocking statistic that three-quarters of young people in the UK spend less time outdoors than prisoners.
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Corali

Corali

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

Candoco Dance Company

Graceful Act Of Stupidity is your entire life in a moment. It’s time to check-in. Candoco promises both laughter and tears in this duet.
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Grand Gesture

Grand Gesture

Walk Wake Woke is Grand Gesture's developing collection of dance vignettes which confronts the myths and stereotypes of ageing.
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Workshops, 7 September 2019, Brit School

Slide workshop 3-4pm. Jose Agudo workshop 4.15-5.15pm,

SLiDE

SLiDE

Join SLiDE for an inclusive creative dance workshop, suitable for disabled and non-disabled people aged 7 upwards.
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Jose Agudo

Jose Agudo

Workshop with Jose Agudo combining contemporary dance with flamenco and kathak vocabulary. 12+yrs.
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20 July 2019, Stanley Halls

The Urban Playground Team

The Urban Playground Team

'Brit is Zoo Humans' work is inspired by the shocking statistic that three-quarters of young people in the UK spend less time outdoors than prisoners.
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Jose Agudo

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

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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Workshop, 20 July 2019, Stanley Halls

Uchenna Dance Workshop

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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27 April 2019, Shoestring Theatre, CYTO

Magpie

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

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

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

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

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

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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