The Place announces the programme for Resolution 2016

1 Jan 2016

London’s boldest dance theatre announces the line-up for the 27th edition of Resolution festival which runs from Friday 8 January to Friday 19 February 2016. Across 26 nights, 78 companies take to the stage to test the limits of dance through bold ideas and movement. This year The Place has partnered with Akademi, Breakin’ Convention, Jacksons Lane and Rambert to support emerging talent and present the latest and bravest trends in contemporary performance.

Resolution is the place to discover the unexpected, to sample future performance trends before they migrate to larger stages and possibly discover the next big thing in dance. Almost all of today’s top UK-based contemporary choreographers presented their earliest work at this platform, including Wayne MacGregor, Hofesh Shechter, Kate Prince, Luca Silvestrini and more recently Tony Adigun, James Cousins and Sarah Blanc.

With an uncompromising attitude of experimentation this year’s choreographers draw on diverse movement styles from hip hop to South Asian dance, circus to contemporary, ballet to ballroom. Using this rich language they comment and explore themes of gender, sexuality, social change, immigration, cultural traditions, literature, science and love.

Some the many highlights include:

  • #PPL Dance (9 Jan) offer slick synchronised hip hop drama in Al-Col-Hol
  • Presented by Akademi South Asian dance meets ancient Chinese philosophy in Shãn by Subhash Viman Dance Company (12 Jan)
  • Pirenaika Dance (16 Jan) sees Oihana Vesga Bujan of Richard Alston Dance Company choreographing a duet inspired by the words of Victor Borge.
  • a solo by Pierre Tappon (23 Jan) of Rambert to the flute music JS Bach
  • returning for her second year Lee Griffiths’ Behind Every Man for The Company (23 Jan) promises to be something special
  • The Birth of Memory by Exim Dance Company (29 Jan) is an inclusive dance piece exploring how memories are locked within the body
  • Breakin’ Convention presents Sigh (30 Jan) who explore hip hop influenced by elements of Kabuki theatre in Kasa
  • Deep Down by Julie Cunningham (10 Feb) dancer with Michael Clark Company ask whether we should trust our gut instincts
  • Founding member of The Yard Theatre and most recently Assistant Director on Akram Khan’s Until The Lions Sasha Milavic Davies (13 Feb) brings her own choreography to life with eight dancers and a cellist
  • presented by Jackson’s Lane Le lien ne fait pas le Fagot by Nikki & JD (18 Feb) is a story of two people searching for love told through acrobatics and hand balancing
  • On the closing night experience the powerful athleticism of Salah El Brogy Company (19 Feb) as they explore what it means when you lose your memory in Glitch.