Summer season at The Place

10 Apr 2018

Elinor Lewis with Nuria Legarda Andueza in ‘Two’s a Company’. Image: Ludovic Descognets








One Dance UK member The Place has announced its summer 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 Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Rosetta Life, LIFT 2018, Wellcome Collection, Aerowaves, and Korean Cultural Centre UK.

Highlights include:

  • A festival of Korean Dance (Wed 9-Sat 16 May) celebrates the diversity of the Korean dance scene from contemporary to hip hop and featuring the first-ever appearance of the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company.
  • Splayed Festival: An Eruption of Disruptive Femininities (Wed 6-Sat 16 Jun) Curated by Amy Bell, the festival draws together a cluster of subversive, unruly and experimental artists who are disrupting notions of gender, desire, identity, violence, performance and power. Includes London premiere of Violence (Sat 9 Jun) by performance artist FK Alexander.
  • Part of LIFT 2018, In Search of Dinozord (Fri 15-Sat 16 Jun) by Studios Kabako | Faustin Linyekula is a powerful and highly political piece that delves into the wrenching history of the Congo.
  • Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley’s Black Holes (Thu 21 Jun) retells the history of the universe, from the big bang through to its death, from an afrofuturist perspective.

Eddie Nixon, Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place said:

“This season’s line-up promises to captivate you with both ideas and movement. So shows like Black Holes by Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley and Work Place artist Amy Bell’s Splayed Festival, will throw us challenging ideas and spark lively conversations. Our partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre, including the first ever UK appearance of the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, will bring phenomenal virtuosity to our stage and Icarus, our commission with Greenwich and Dockland’s Festival for Southpaw Dance, brings spectacular choreography outdoors. It’s a great range of dance and performances for people to come along and be moved by.”