Announcing the Spring Season at The Place

11 Jan 2018

Alleyne Dance: A Night’s Game. Image by Irven Lewis

The Place, home to London’s boldest dance theatre, announces its spring programme.

Some of the most innovative British and international dance artists take to the stage in a season which features new commissions, festivals, artist talks, family events and projects with pioneering organisations including the Roundhouse, Battersea Arts Centre and London Contemporary Dance School. This season also sees the launch of Spectator School Socials, a new programme bringing people together to explore and experience dance theatre.

The Place is committed to nurturing emerging artists and supporting creative risk. 

Highlights include:

  • Lost Dog’s Juliet & Romeo: A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage (14-24 Feb at Battersea Arts Centre and 27 Feb-3 Mar at The Place) – imagine if Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers hadn’t died and were now in the throes of middle age and couples therapy…
  • TUNE-D IN Festival (4-7 Apr) is the culmination of a seven month project featuring young people aged 13-19 with shared passion for creating music and dance. There are public workshops, classes and a performance on Sat 7 Apr.
  • Uchenna Dance’s The Head Wrap Diaries (20 Apr) – three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage, womanhood, friendship and hair.
  • Forecast (6-7 Mar) is a brand new solo by Amy Bell exploring the shifting landscapes of the gendered body.
  • Family shows: (13-14 Apr) Rustle by Räserbyrån is an interactive performance for children aged 6 months – 2 years and Ballroom by Chiara Frigo (14 Apr) is an inter-generational collective live dance experience for ages 7+.
  • Nikki & JD perform Knot (17-18 Apr) as part of Roundhouse CircusFest 2018, stunning acrobatics and a tale about the bonds between partners.
  • In a thrilling and athletic double bill, James Finnemore and Alleyne Dance present Terra and A Night’s Game respectively (24 Apr).

Visit The Place’s website for more information.