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Autumn Season 2017 at The Place

2 Aug 2017

DeadClub™ (Photo by Manuel Vason)

This autumn at London’s boldest dance theatre, The Place, see contemporary dance and movement based performances that stimulate the senses, push boundaries and challenge perceptions of what dance can be.

Featuring UK and international artists from countries including Korea, Italy, India, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Belgium, the season opens with a three week run by duo Rosenberg & Requardt and closes with a family Christmas show by 2FacedDance. An audience favourite in 2014, Border Tales by Protein returns to The Place for a week following a run at Summerhall as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and there are partnerships and festivals that represent the diversity of dance today including Humane Body Project, Dance Umbrella, And What? Queer. Arts. Festival. 2017, Pivot Dance, and LiveVibe.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AUTUMN SEASON:

  • Premiere: Requardt & Rosenberg DeadclubTM (Thu 7 – Sat 30 Sep) With no seats and a striking set, expect the unexpected in this restricted capacity experience.
  • UK Premiere: Pivot Dance (Wed 11 – Wed 18 Oct) a cross-European project taking place in three countries (Italy, UK and Netherlands) where audiences have been involved in shaping the work. Each night features double-bills by artists: Joseph Toonga, Elena Giannotti, Inne | Ivàn Pérez, Giorgia Nardin, Sivan Rubinstein and Dario Tortorelli.
  • The Humane Body (Sat 21 Oct) investigates ways to create dance experiences for sighted, partially sighted and blind audiences. A triple bill with: Anne Juren, Vera Tussing and Volmir Cordeiro.
  • Premiere: Igor and Moreno Andante (Thu 2 – Sat 4 Nov). Invited into a theatre filled with haze the audience is invited to explore their senses together in a work about perception.   
  • LiveVibe: Interpolations &Samples (Sat 2 Dec) drawing on the roots of hip-hop music and its use of samples, emerging hip hop choreographers will create work around this theme. Mc’d by Hakeem “Mr. Impact” Onibudo with invited guest artists: Boy Blue Entertainment, Avant Garde Dance Company, Impact Dance and poet Ana Paz. Also featuring work from Ajani Michael Johnson-Goffe, Yukiko Masui, MYSELF UK Dance Company and Nathan (Neo) Gordon featuring Urdang Academy.
  • 2Faced Dance Company What the Moon Saw (Wed 20 – Fri 22 Dec) a family Christmas show for ages 3+ where Jack goes on a magical adventure through the night.

Venue press contact: Sorcha Hunter sorcha.hunter@theplace.org.uk / 0207 121 1025