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 was at the Stanley Halls on 20 July and third at the Brit School on 7 September.
The final event of Dance Festival Croydon will be 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
Rise looks at themes of empowerment and evolution.
Swapping Shadows two dancers attempt to walk in each other’s footsteps, drawing from Bharatanatyam and contemporary techniques.
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The Other Side of Me. Am I who I am for me or for you? I have an identical me but I’m not you. I see me, you see me, this is me.
Sugar Army is an excerpt from Oona Doherty’s Hard To Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer. It is a contemporary Haka dance for young women.
7 September 2019, Brit School
The Urban Playground Team outdoor performance and workshop 5.30-6.30pm, Theatre Performances
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.
Zoo Humans is inspired by the shocking statistic that three-quarters of young people in the UK spend less time outdoors than prisoners.
Walk Wake Woke is Grand Gesture’s developing collection of dance vignettes which confronts the myths and stereotypes of ageing.
Adieu celebrates the life and work of Derek Jarman, the filmmaker, painter, gardener, activist and writer who died 25 years ago.
Born to Manifest is a powerful new Hip – Hop dance work that illuminates the experience of young black British men.
Workshops, 7 September 2019, Brit School
Slide workshop 3-4pm. Jose Agudo workshop 4.15-5.15pm,
20 July 2019, Stanley Halls
‘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.
Silk Road is a fascinating exploration of the rituals along nomadic routes, conjuring images of the pilgrims, monks, traders and urban dwellers…
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!
27 April 2019, Shoestring Theatre, CYTO
Hidden Impact was part of the WW1 commemorations and shows the roles people with learning disabilities played during the conflict.
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, …
The Shape of Stillness – A Pulse explores ‘What happens when we connect with the pulse of stillness within the movement?’
About the leaves – the body brings forth movement, as buds bloom from the ground. Energy erupts…
Stance draws on Tom’s experience as a competitive fencer, the technique and physicality of the sport, translating into a movement language.