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Dance Umbrella announces further line-up for Festival 2019

Dance Umbrella

London’s international festival of contemporary dance takes place across the capital from     8 – 27 October 2019.

 Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella, introduces the programme ‘Dance Umbrella is on the move.  This year we will be reaching audiences right across the capital, travelling to more locations than ever before with performances made by choreographers hailing from Africa, Australia, USA and of course Europe. Imagination is the force that makes change possible, and as creators, inventors, thinkers and dreamers they have things to share with all of us. Roll on October.’

 Oona Doherty (Northern Ireland) is DU19’s Featured Artist. She will be presenting London premieres of two works, curating one of three afternoons of short dance films at the Barbican and creating work with girls as part of DU’s Access Croydon programme.

 Hard to be Soft – London Premiere

Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall: Friday 11 October 8pm

Having picked up awards at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Oona Doherty makes her London debut at Dance Umbrella with her searing evocation of the city streets of Belfast. Hard to be Soft unfolds over four distinct verses and, in a tender tribute, weaves everyday stories into a tapestry of mesmerising movement, religious iconography and haunting sound by DJ David Holmes.  Doherty’s unpredictable style and unique way of structuring her work, together with her knack for confounding conventions, has made her stand out as a highly original talent whose work is charged with raw physicality and poetic desire.

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Southbank Centre

 Hope Hunt & The Ascension into Lazarus – London Premiere

The Yard: Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 October 7.30pm

Oona Doherty’s solo performance is bursting with fury, swagger and humanity.  Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery. Doherty adopts multiple personas of disaffected male youth – too often disregarded and stigmatised – and channels aggression, humour, hedonism, joy and despair in quick-fire succession.

Fragmented and meticulously detailed, her intuitive social portrait vibrates with blistering physical and vocal energy. Gestures, words and utterances combine in a wholly distinctive body language, contorting ideas of masculinity and morality. Doherty invites audiences to look behind the mask of ego and affectation.

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Yard

Gregory Maqoma (South Africa)Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero – UK Premiere

Barbican: Thursday 17 –Saturday 19 October 7.45pm

A rousing dance theatre work, Cion transfixes us with choreography of rhythmic dexterity and ecstatic intensity to the sounds of a live South African choir.

Making his third Dance Umbrella appearance since 2015, celebrated dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma is Toloki – a paid mourner confronting a world in which greed, power and religious ideology lead so often to the normalisation of needless death and loss. Inspired by the protagonist from South African author Zakes Mda’s stories, this physical lamentation unfolds to the musical motif of Ravel’s Bolero, reinterpreted here through stirring song and percussion by four traditional vocalists joined onstage by eight gifted artists from Vuyani Dance Theatre.

Maqoma, who sees art as a commentary on how we treat others, created this soaring piece as a response to contemporary political events in his own country and globally.

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with the Barbican

Mythili Prakash (USA) Here and Now – World Premiere

Part of DU: FAIRFIELD TAKEOVER

Fairfield Halls: Friday 18 October 7.30pm

Selected by Akram Khan as his ‘choreographer for the future’ as part of DU’s 40th anniversary commissioning initiative Four by Four, LA-based Mythili Prakash presents a world premiere as part of DU’s takeover of Croydon’s gleamingly refurbished Fairfield Halls for a captivating start to the weekend’s events. Classically trained in the Indian dance form Bharata Natyam, Mythili’s first contemporary work features live percussive and vocal accompaniment with lighting by Guy Hoare.

Fairfield Takeover is the latest and largest scale phase of DU’s ongoing relationship with Croydon and the full weekend programme will be announced in May.

Commissioned by Dance Umbrella

Produced and presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Fairfield Halls

Supported by Croydon Council

Philippe Saire (Switzerland) Hocus Pocus – London Premiere

Various London venues 11 – 26 October – see listings for full details.

For DU19’s London Orbital Tour, Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire directs a dreamlike spectacle, with dance, theatre and stage trickery set to music from Grieg’s Peer Gynt. Igniting the imaginations of children aged six+, this international hit features two awesomely dextrous performers, vivid costumes and eerie props. Voyage into the unknown with this bewitching gem of a family show, in which gravity dissolves, bodies bravely contort and optical illusions conjure other worlds.

A Dance Umbrella Orbital Tour in partnership with artsdepot, Fairfield Halls, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Albany, The Place and Watermans

Presented at the Barbican Cinema, Dance Umbrella Sunday Shorts brings three mixed bills of choreographically inspired films curated by DU19 featured artist Oona Doherty, Out of the System curator Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Independent Dance Co-Director Gitta Wigro to the big screen.

Dance Umbrella: Sunday Shorts 1 – Oona Doherty

Barbican Cinema: Sunday 13 October 3.30pm                                                         

 Dance Umbrella: Sunday Shorts 2 – Freddie Opoku-Addaie

Barbican Cinema: Sunday 20 October 3.30pm

Dance Umbrella: Sunday Shorts 3 – Gitta Wigro

Barbican Cinema: Sunday 27 October 3.30pm

Curated by Dance Umbrella, presented in partnership with Barbican Cinema

Dance Umbrella Lecture: The Role of the Artist in Cultural Democracy

Francois Matarasso (France) in conversation with Lyn Gardner

National Theatre, Cottesloe Room: Wednesday 9 October 5pm

Community artist, writer and researcher, François Matarasso is a firm believer in the positive outcomes of people’s participation in art and he continues to combine community arts practice with research and consultancy all over the world.  His latest book A Restless Art, How participation won and why it matters, was published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2019; www.arestlessart.com

A Dance Umbrella event in partnership with the National Theatre
Supported by One Dance UK

Previously Announced

 Gisèle Vienne (France) – Crowd – UK Premiere                               

Sadler’s Wells: Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 October 7.30pm

http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/event/crowd/

Supported by the Institut Français as part of FranceDance UK

Four by Four Commission: Georgia Vardarou (Greece) – Why Should It Be More Desirable… – World Premiere

Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells: Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 October at 8pm http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/event/why-should-it-be-more-desirable-for-green-fire-balls-to-exist-than-not

A Dance Umbrella Commission

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Sadler’s Wells

 

Dance Umbrella in partnership with ResCen, Middlesex University to provide unique insight into the choreographic process

Emma Gladstone
Emma Gladstone

Emma Gladstone

Launching in the 40th year of the festival, ResCen: Dance Umbrella at 40 will be documenting the creative process of artists it has commissioned, as they develop and create new work. The programme kicks off by capturing many of this year’s events but will also chart how artists approach their choreography from the inception stage of their ideas, to the development of their vision through to a finished dance work programmed and performed at future festivals.

This is the first time Dance Umbrella will give access for insight into how artists make the work audiences nor, mally only experience in its finished form.

Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella, Emma Gladstone said ‘’This new partnership with Professor Chris Bannerman and his ResCen team at Middlesex University is a game changer for Dance Umbrella.  It allows us to work with artists as they develop the early seeds of an idea, and support it to the point where it can flower.  Like any area of investigation -whether in IT, industry, science or art – time for research is essential to test drive the strength and validity of new concepts, and ResCen has time and again proved itself to be a place where this can happen.” 

ResCen is a Middlesex University Research Centre and not only supports artists in reflecting on and documenting what is usually a closed-door process, it also involves students, under the expert supervision of Professor Chris Bannerman, and joint team member Carolina Courbis, who will undertake many forms of documentation. This year the website will share videos from rehearsals, artists’ notes, discussions and interviews; photography, blog posts, social media content and more. They will also create a 30-minute documentary about the 2018 festival and 40th anniversary.

Bannerman – an ex choreographer and LCDT dancer who made work for the first ever Dance Umbrella festival, said of the project: “It is a great pleasure to be working with DU and a privilege to be involved in their 40th anniversary – an event that not only looks back to past achievements, but which also highlights the undiminished vigour of their work and the breadth of vision of dance and performance that they bring to audiences. Now more than ever, it is vital that those involved in universities and the arts sector find new ways to work together to ensure that the richness of the UK’s cultural life is sustained and enables new voices to emerge.”

ResCen has worked with several arts partners including Step Out Arts as part of the ArtsCross collaboration with Beijing Dance Academy and Taipei National University of the Arts; Sadlers Wells Theatre as part of the Elixir Ensemble’s performance of Big Dance Theater’s The Road Awaits Us. However, this is its most substantial, long-term collaboration to date.

This year the collaboration will provide web-posting of all DU’s ‘talk time’ events including the 40th anniversary party, plus interviews with artists involved in Dance Umbrella’s 4 x 4 initiative, plus Chris Bannerman in discussion with Emma Gladstone and previous DU Artistic Directors Val Bourne CBE and Betsy Gregory. 4 x 4 nominated choreographers will be announced on 13 October.

ResCen: Dance Umbrella at 40 can be accessed at http://rescen.net/DU40/ from 17 September.

For full details of the 2018 Dance Umbrella programme and Talk Time events visit danceumbrella.co.uk

 

Dance Umbrella announces Four by Four – a 40th anniversary initiative supporting the choreographers of the future

17c – BIG DANCE THEATER
  • Val Bourne CBE, Betsy Gregory and Emma Gladstone have invited Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Stephen Petronio, Akram Khan, and Rocío Molina to nominate an emerging talent to make work for future festivals
  • Dance Umbrella 2018 will take place from 26 September – 21 October in venues across London

Dance Umbrella, London’s flagship festival of international dance, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this autumn. To mark this milestone DU has launched Four by Four – a programme inspired by the festival’s four decades of artistic growth, a way of moving forwards by looking back.

In Four by Four all three of DU’s Artistic Directors, Val Bourne CBE, Betsy Gregory and Emma Gladstone, have invited an established artist from their time at the helm to nominate a ‘choreographer of the future’.

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Stephen Petronio, Akram Khan and Rocío Molina will each nominate four young, up-and-coming choreographers to receive funding from Four by Four to create a show that will be performed in future festivals. The selected recipients will be announced during the festival this autumn.

Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella, said: “We are delighted to announce our Four by Four nominators today. Through this new development programme we are able to continue to support and nurture exceptional talent, which is what Dance Umbrella has always striven to do. For this special anniversary year I wanted to find a way to acknowledge the history of DU whilst still looking to the future, and asking the wisdom of artists who have had a significant impact on the festival and the wider contemporary dance scene felt a good way to do that. ”

Val Bourne CBE who was Artistic Director from 1978-2007, said: “In my 29 years as founder Artistic Director of Dance Umbrella there have been so many highlights and I’m immensely proud to have brought so much international talent to our shores such as Anne Teresa and Stephen. I am hugely excited to discover who they will select as recipients of the support this initiative will provide, and I encourage anyone who cares about the future of contemporary dance to support this commissioning initiative in whatever way they can.

In Dance Umbrella’s first decade (1978–1988) choreographers such as Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, Compagnie Cré-Ange, Steve Paxton and Mark Morris were among the international artists invited to perform in London, together with the UK’s Siobhan Davies, MAAS Movers, Rosemary Butcher, Richard Alston, Michael Clark, Jonathan Burrows and Shobana Jeyasingh among many, many more.

Over the years DU has gone on to provide an astonishing eighty artists with essential funds to make shows, acting as a catalyst by investing in their visions and enabling audiences to see truly pioneering dance. DU’s belief in the power of helping artists in this way still burns bright and Four by Four is a celebration of this legacy as the festival looks to the next forty years and beyond.

More information about how to donate and support for Four by Four can be found at www.danceumbrella.co.uk/supportus

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THE FESTIVAL:

17c – BIG DANCE THEATER                                            UK PREMIERE
The Old Vic: Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 September 7.00pm
Saturday 29 September 2.30pm
Press performance: Thursday 27 September 7.00pm

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Old Vic.
With support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST DANCE – SASHA MILAVIC DAVIES & LUCY RAILTON
WORLD PREMIERE
Greenwich Peninsula: Saturday 29 September 2pm & 4pm
BOXPARK Croydon: Sunday 7 October 12.30pm & 2pm
Somerset House: Saturday 13 October 3pm & 5pm
Press performance: Saturday 29 September 4pm
Presented by Dance Umbrella.
Produced by Complicité.
In partnership with Greenwich Peninsula, Croydon Council and Somerset House.

DANCE UMBRELLA LECTURE – RUTH LITTLE               FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE

National Theatre, Cottesloe Room: Tuesday 2 October 5.30pm – 7pm
Vicky Featherstone in conversation with Ruth Little
Produced by Dance Umbrella in partnership with the National Theatre.
Supported by One Dance UK.

RED – WEN HUI                                                                             LONDON PREMIERE
Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room: Thursday 4 – Friday 5 October 7.45pm
Press performance: Thursday 4 October 7.45pm
Part of Southbank Centre’s China Changing Festival
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Southbank Centre.

CONCERT – COLIN DUNNE                                                         LONDON PREMIERE
The Pit, Barbican Centre: Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 October 7.45pm
Press performance: Thursday 18 October 7.45pm
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with the Barbican. With support from Culture Ireland.

VIA KANANA – VIA KATLEHONG                                                        UK PREMIERE
Part of OUT OF THE SYSTEM                                                                          
Shoreditch Town Hall: Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 October 7.30pm
Press Performance: Wednesday 10 October 7.30pm
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Shoreditch Town Hall.

CRXSS PLATFXRM                                                                     FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE
Part of OUT OF THE SYSTEM                                                             

Shoreditch Town Hall: Friday 12 October 6pm
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with CRXSS PLATFXRM and Shoreditch Town Hall.

THE GREAT TAMER – DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU                         UK PREMIERE
Sadler’s Wells: Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 October 7.30pm
Press performance: Tuesday 16 October 7.30pm
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Sadler’s Wells.

KoKERS – DADODANS                                                                      LONDON PREMIERE
Stratford Circus Arts Centre: Saturday 29 September 11am
artsdepot: Sunday 30 September 11am & 2pm
The Place: Saturday 6 October 10.30am & 2pm
Watermans: Sunday 7 October 11.30am
Press tickets available for all performances
For ages 3+
A Dance Umbrella Orbital London Tour in partnership with artsdepot, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Place and Watermans.

THRESHOLD – LE PATIN LIBRE                                                            UK PREMIERE
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Thursday 18 October 8.30pm
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 October 6.15pm & 8.45pm
Press performance: Thursday 18 October 8.30pm
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Alexandra Palace. Supported by Québec Government Office, London. Co-producers – Dance Umbrella (London), Danse Danse (Montreal, Canada), Théâtre de la Ville de Paris (France), National Arts Centre (Canada), Nuits de Fourvière de Lyon (France).

The full programme is attached and can be viewed online at www.danceumbrella.co.uk  

Dance Umbrella announces My Dance DNA, its first digital series

My Dance DNA
My Dance DNA

My Dance DNA

Following its recent announcement of the 2017 festival programme, Dance Umbrella, in partnership with The Space, today announces a brand new talks series that gets into the minds of Britains top contemporary choreographers and finds out what makes their hearts beat faster.

My Dance DNA is a series of interviews, filmed in front of a live audience and live streamed, with five leading UK choreographers about the inspirations behind and influences on their work.  The artists will discuss the moments of dance and movement on film that have transfixed and transformed them, as well as defining pieces from their own back catalogues. Each edition will be presented by a high-profile figures from another field known personally to the choreographer.

The 60-minute interviews will be staged as live events at arts venues across England and will be filmed by The Space for live broadcast on Facebook, with the full series of videos made available for wider distribution online at a later date.

Karim Zeroual

Karim Zeroual

The first episode of My Dance DNA will be broadcast live from the Birmingham Hippodrome  on Tuesday 27th June 7pm and will feature choreographer and founder of ZooNation Kate Prince in conversation with BBC Young Dancer presenter Karim Zeroual.

Each talk will be split into a 45-minute interview followed by 15 minutes of audience Q+A, including questions from the live audience and submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #MyDanceDNA.

Kate Prince Credit Simon Prince

Kate Prince Credit Simon Prince

After a short introduction and a quick-fire round of questions about the choreographer’s earliest experiences of dance, the heart of each session will be a discussion of up to six clips of dance on film which have had a great impact on the choreographer’s career. Half the clips will be the choreographer’s own work, half will be external influences, and together they will cover the span of the choreographer’s working life.

The interview will be available to watch free for one week following the live broadcast.

Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Dance Umbrella said, “This is a first for Dance Umbrella, and it’s great to be working with such good partners both digitally with The Space and physically with venues around the country such as Birmingham Hippodrome.  I have no doubt that listening to the artists, and seeing the film clips they choose to share, will open our eyes as to how and why choreographers actually start creating their own work, and hopefully inspire others to consider doing so.”

Fiona Morris, Creative Director and CEO of The Space said, “My Dance DNA will profile some of the UKs greatest contemporary choreographic talent and, by making use of online channels and platforms, extend the appeal of the artists’ work. Were also delighted to be working with Dance Umbrella, supporting the organisation in its aims to reach out to a new audience, and with all of the host venues on this truly collaborative project.

Fiona Allan, Birmingham Hippodrome Artist Director and Chief Executive said, “I’m delighted that Birmingham Hippodrome will be hosting the first My Dance DNA live event, and to welcoming Kate Prince here next week.   I’ve long been a big fan of her work, and later this year we will be working with ZooNation to stage Groove on Down the Road in the Hippodromes Patrick Centre studio. Birmingham has an extensive dance scene, with many choreographers and dancers basing themselves here – I have no doubt this will be a very popular session.

Featured choreographers:

Kate Prince & Karim Zeroual – Tuesday 27 June, from the Birmingham Hippodrome

Prince is the artistic director of hip hop dance company ZooNation, a resident company at Sadler’s Wells. Her shows included Into the Hoods, which became the longest-running dance show in West End history, and Some Like It Hip Hop.

Akram Khan & Kathryn Hunter – Sunday 17 September from Leicester Curve

Khan has been choreographing for 15 years and in that time won numerous awards for his imaginative and lyrical productions including DESHiTMOi and Gnosis. He has just choreographed a new version of Giselle for English National Ballet. His collaborations have been cross-discipline and include work with Juliette Binoche, Kylie Minogue, Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley. As well as being a choreographer, he is both artistic director and dancer at the Akram Khan Company.

Siobhan Davies & Maria Bradshaw – Friday 22 September, Venue TBC, Manchester

A leading figure in British contemporary dance for several decades, Davies started at the revolutionary London Contemporary Dance Theatre first as a performer then choreographer. In the 1980s, she co-founded the influential group Second Stride with Richard Alston and Ian Spink and later worked as associate choreographer at Rambert Dance Company. She founded Siobhan Davies Dance in 1988 and her work includes pieces in galleries and site-specific locations as she tests the boundaries of dance and art.

Shobana Jeyasingh & TBC, Monday 6 November from Dance East

Internationally-recognised choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh is the founder and artistic director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance established in 1988, creating dynamic, fearless and enigmatic dance works for over 27 years. Her highly individual work has been seen in a variety of venues including theatres, outdoor and indoor sites and on film and her creative collaborators over the years have been drawn across a variety of media. Especially commissioned music has been a significant feature of Jeyasingh’s work and has led to new scores from an array of contemporary composers ranging from Michael Nyman to beat boxer Shlomo.

Wayne McGregor & TBC, Wednesday 22 November from Wayne McGregor Studio

McGregor is the founder and artistic director of Random Dance as well as being the resident choreographer of the Royal Ballet — the first choreographer from a contemporary dance background to be invited into that role. His work at Covent Garden, including Infra and Woolf Works, has provided a new, contemporary seam of work for the ballet company. McGregor is particularly interested in working science and technology ideas into his work.

Details of the above future My Dance DNA events will be announced soon.

LISTINGS

KATE PRINCE IN CONVERSATION WITH KARIM ZEROUAL

Birmingham Hippodrome, Tuesday 27 June 7pm

Watch live online at www.facebook.com/DanceUmbrella

Submit your questions for Kate Prince on Twitter using #MyDanceDNA

 

Shoreditch Town Hall announces extra shows to 2017 season

Lisbeth Gruwez
Lisbeth Gruwez

Shoreditch Weekend Lisbeth Gruwez Photo Luc Depreitere

Shoreditch Town Hall today announced an additional programme of shows to its 2017 season.

In October Shoreditch Town Hall welcomes Dance Umbrella for the first time who take over the venue with a programme including Lisbeth Gruwez Dances Bob Dylan; award-wining dancer and choreographer Julie Cunningham; spoken word poet Vanessa Kisuule, and the London première of Charles Linehan and Lithuanian photographer Karolis Janulis’s film The Shadow DroneProject.

Added to the theatre programme is The Letter Room’s new show No Miracles Here, featuring live music and wall-to-wall dancing; and the London premiere of The Claim by Tim Cowbury, directed by Mark Maughan, a comically absurd, quietly shattering and imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK.  Following a successful run in 2016, there is also a return to the Town Hall for the Almeida Young Company with a preview of their interactive show From the Ground Up before it travels to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

There is further dance from Gillie Kleiman whose new show Recreation is about the things that we do that aren’t work, featuring professional dancers alongside non-professionals, including a guest performer from Shoreditch; and an early look at former Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan’s new show The Lost Disc, directed by Tom Parry from acclaimed sketch group Pappy’s.

The music line-up includes one of the driving forces of the UK jazz scene, Kansas Smitty’s House Band and the North London Chorus who perform their Shoreditch Town Hall debut concert alongside the Swiss Contrapunto Chor, with a programme of Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and a new composition by Contrapunto Chor’s musical director Beat Dähler.

These events join the previously announced 2017 programme featuring Kneehigh’s production of Gunter Grass’s epic novel The Tin Drum, and Kazzum’s production for children and families, The Boy, the Bees and the Blizzard, written by Mike Akers.

SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL                                                                                                                                LISTINGS

Harry Clayton-Wright

SEX EDUCATION

Fri 2 June, 8pm

The Ditch

£10

 

Royal Academy Opera

THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Thu 15 June – Sat 17 June, 7pm (2.30pm matinee on Sat 17 June)

Assembly Hall

£7 – £20

 

Royal Academy of Music in association with Shoreditch Town Hall

THE ART OF CHAOS

A series of site-specific events including new work for voice and ensemble, cabaret, sound installations and animation

Thu 15 – Sat 17 June, various times

The Ditch

£5

 

Theatre Re

FROM ACTOR TO MIME (WORKSHOP)

Mon 19 – Fri 23 June, 10am – 5pm each day

Large Committee Room

£200

 

TOWN HALL TEA DANCE

Mons: 19 June, 11 September, 2 October, 30 October, 1.30pm

Assembly Hall

£5 (advance); £6 (door)

 

Crouch End Walks

SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL TOUR

Sat 24 June, 11am

Shoreditch Town Hall

£6.50

 

Communion presents

JOSEPH

Fri 30 June, 7pm (doors); 8pm (start)

Assembly Hall

£14

 

BABY LOVES DISCO MINI ROAD SHOW

Saturdays: 1 July, 30 September & 11 November, 10am

Council Chamber

£4

 

ARGCOMFEST 2017

Sat 1 – Sun 2 July, 12.30pm – 10.30pm each day

The Ditch & Committee Rooms

From £19

 

Penned in the Margins

FAIR FIELD

Commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall

Fri 7 July, 7.30pm & 9.00pm

Sat 8 July, 5pm, 7.30pm & 9pm

The Ditch

£12.50 (save £5 when Fri 7 July 7pm & 8.30pm, or Sat 8 July, 7.30pm & 9pm are booked together)

 

Simon Jones in collaboration with Upstart

MARCO

Sun 30 July, 7.30pm

The Ditch

£10

 

Almeida Young Company

FROM THE GROUND UP (EDINBURGH PREVIEWS)

Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall

Mon 7 – Thu 10 August, 7.30pm

The Ditch

£11 (full price); £5 (25 and under)

 

The Letter Room

NO MIRACLES HERE

Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall

Mon 25 – Thu 28 September, 7.30pm

Large Committee Room

£12.50

 

Upstart & Shoreditch Town Hall

DARE 2017: THE FUTURE STARTS NOW

A festival of playful and inventive new performance

Fri 29 September, from 7pm

Sat 30 September, from 2pm

The Ditch

£8 (Fri); £11 (Sat)

 

Night of Stuff presents

THE LOST DISC (PREVIEW)

By Will Adamsdale & Ed Gaughan

Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall

Wed 11 – Fri 13  October, 7.30pm

The Ditch

£11

 

Gillie Kleiman

RECREATION

Commissioned by ARC Stockton, Shoreditch Town Hall & Yorkshire Dance

Tue 24 October, 7.30pm

Assembly Hall

£12.50

 

SHOREDITCH TAKEOVER: LISBETH GRUWEZ, JULIE CUNNINGHAM, VANESSA KISSULE & CHARLES LINEHAN

Produced and presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Shoreditch Town Hall

Thu 26 – Sat 28 October, 7.30pm

Assembly Hall & Council Chamber

£25 (£20 each for groups of 4+)

 

Kazzum

THE BOY, THE BEES AND THE BLIZZARD

Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall

Wed 8 – Sat 18 November, 10.30am; 1.30pm & 4.30pm

The Ditch

£12 (full price); £10 (children); £8 (schools)

 

London premiere of Tim Cowbury’s

THE CLAIM

directed by Mark Maughan

Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall

Tue 7 – Fri 17 November, 7.30pm

Large Committee Room

£12.50

 

Fane Productions

KANSAS SMITTY’S HOUSE BAND

Fri 17 November, 7pm (doors); 8pm (start)

Assembly Hall

£20 – £25

 

NORTH LONDON CHORUS

Sat 25 November, 6.30pm (doors); 7.30pm (start)

Assembly Hall

£10 – £25

 

Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse

THE TIN DRUM

Tue 5 Dec – Sat 23 Dec, 7.30pm; Wed & Sat, 2.30pm (except 6 Dec)

Assembly Hall