FREE EVENT: Dada Masilo explores performance, dance making and leadership in dance

15 Oct 2019

Main image: Dada Masilo’s Giselle. Photograph by Stella Olivier


Creative Conversation: choreographer Dada Masilo explores performance, dance making and leadership in dance

Join us for a creative conversation with South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer Dada Masilo. Dada will discuss her approach to dance making, choreography and leadership in dance. Chaired by award-winning choreographer Rosie Kay and ACE Dance and Music performer Iona Waite. This creative conversation is designed to connect choreographers, dance artists and producers who want to share experiences and be part of an ongoing, open conversation about making dance.

This FREE event runs 5.15-6.30pm. Carry on the conversation and networking at the evening performance of ZooNation’s Some Like it Hip Hop at Birmingham Hippodrome. Event attendees can access tickets for ZooNation’s hit show at a special rate of £5.

Date And Time

Fri, 18 October 2019

17:00 – 18:30 BST

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Dance Hub Birmingham Studio

Access via Birmingham Hippodrome Stage Door

Thorp Street


B5 4TB

About Dada Masilo & Giselle

At just 34, Masilo has earned an international reputation for creating fresh and fearless choreography. She is known for lightning fast footwork and choreography vocabulary which blends contemporary, ballet and African styles. As well as creating a Giselle for the 21st century, Dada’s work also moves away from the traditional barriers that exist between dance forms. Dada explains: “My approach is to show that contemporary African dance and ballet can co-exist by finding an innovative way of fusing the two. I believe that we need to collapse barriers that exist between them because they are restrictions, and as dancers we don’t need restrictions.

See Dada Masilo’s Giselle at Birmingham Hippodrome on Tuesday 15/Wednesday 16 October or on the UK tour until 2 November Bookers for this Creative Conversation will be emailed a code to access £5 tickets for Giselle.