Across May East London Dance will be joining forces with local arts organisations to bring a range of free dance activity and performances to the Olympic Park. Come and join the fun!
Thursday 16 May, 6-8pm
Saturday 18 May, 12-3pm
East London Dance takes over International Quarter London’s Your Stratford Stage with a showcase of east London’s best youth dance talent.
Hosted by MC Damien ‘TinMan’ Anyasi and DJ Andry ‘DJ3D’ Oporia, Saturday will see New Movementz, bring Hip Hop, House, Krump, and more to the stage, with open freestyling and mini-battles. The line-up is completed with performances by East London Youth Dance Company and a showcase of work by University of East London’s Urban Practice undergraduate students. Audiences will get the chance to get involved in our free battles and dance workshops, suitable for all ages and abilities.
Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 May, 11am-4pm
East London Dance brings together a variety of performances and demonstrations over the two days:
Led by east London based artists Joshua and Jordan Franklin, New Movementz will bring the unbridled energy and passion of Hip-Hop, House, Krump and other dynamic dance forms, to the stage. (28 & 29 May)
Founded by dance artist Kloé Dean, Myself UK is an all-female collective of strong Hip-Hop dancers, formed to inspire females and wider society. They promote empowerment, ambition, individuality and self-worth through powerful Hip-Hop dance. (28 May)
Young dancers aged 10-16 from East London Dance and HeadStart Newham initiative On The Move will perform and invite young audience members to take part in special workshops to get a sense of the fun, community and confidence that dance can provide. (28 May)
Highlighting our opportunities for all ages, our youth company and seniors’ group performances will shine a light onto the fun that can be had with dance, regardless of age. There is even a chance to get involved in a seniors dance workshop. (29 May)
Step Change Studios is the UK’s first inclusive Latin American Ballroom company and will have South American pros Anna and Gonzalo giving a special tango performance followed by a fun intro session for all ages and abilities. (29 May)
Sadler’s Wells presents Candoco Dance Company’s You and I Know, a romantic duet by Arlene Phillips told through a series of vignettes set across time. Danced with passion and sensitivity by Candoco dancers Joel Brown and Laura Patay, the piece is set to a collection of pop songs, and offers audiences a potent and emotive exploration of how we fall in and out of love over and over again, often with the same person. (28 May)
Here East-based Company Wayne McGregor perform excerpts from Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist McGregor’s award-winning production Autobiography. (28 & 29 May)
For more information on all Your Stratford Stage activities and dates, see https://www.internationalquarter.london/whats-on/events/