The Place Announce Spring Season
The Place, London’s boldest dance theatre, is pleased to announce its spring programme. Some of the most innovative British and international dance artists take to the stage in a season featuring new commissions, talks, family shows and new projects such as the Youth Dance Platform showcasing the next generation of dancers and a film festival curated by students of the inaugural MA Screendance course. A common strand this season is to give other artists, producers and companies – including Corali, Artists 4 Artists, Avant Garde, Woman SRSLY and Sick of The Fringe – the chance to curate their own evenings or events.
“Each show in this season is a chance for someone else to dance their story. The Place is for everyone and the energy of all these new ideas on our stage really makes our theatre buzz. Nothing is ordinary.”
Eddie Nixon, Artistic Director of The Place
Highlights of the season include:
– James Cousins Company weaving three duets, including the critically acclaimed In Her Eyes, into one absorbing emotive evening named Epilogues (6 – 8 Mar)
– Fevered Sleep return with their critically acclaimed show Men & Girls Dance (25 – 30 Apr), a thought-provoking, joyful and empathic encounter between adults and children
– In An Evening with Antony van Laast (21 Mar) the world famous choreographer (Mamma Mia!, Sister Act etc.) will share his experience in stage and film in a public lecture
– The brand new The Place Youth Dance Platform will showcase the next generation of dancers and celebrate the diversity of dance across London (9 Mar)
At The Place, the New Year starts as every year with Resolution, the annual festival of new choreography. Over 27 nights, more than 80 emerging artists will be featured on their stage, presenting new work across all genres and styles, from hip hop to dance theatre to circus, giving adventurous and curious audiences a hint of what the future of dance and performance may hold (11 Jan – 23 Feb).
On 8 and 9 February, the theatre will be home to Undergraduate and Postgraduate student from London Contemporary Dance School. Performing in a varied evening of dance, students get to showcase their skills in newly created work by Leila McMillan and Sasha Roubicek, along a re-staging of Joe Moran’s highly successful Arrangement. On 26 & 27 March, Jeanne Steele will stage Event to celebrate the Merce Cunningham centennial, alongside new work from Postgraduate Choreography student Saju Hari and an ensemble improvisation under the guidance of Rick Nodine and Seke Chimuntengwende.
Students from The Place’s inaugural MA Screendance course will take over the theatre on 15 & 16 March with Frame Rush, a brand new festival of Screendance curated and organised by the students themselves, which will showcase the latest innovations in dance in the digital age.