Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership announce autumn dance diary

DANCE IN SOUTH EAST LONDON

SEP – DEC 2014

Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban have joined forces to create a more vibrant dance scene in South East London.Together we offer an unrivalled range of dance events from cutting edge contemporary performances to social dances, work-in-progress platforms, family events and much more. Our homes, the ultra modern state of the art Laban Building in Deptford, and the atmospheric 1930s Art Deco Borough Hall in Greenwich offer two truly unique spaces where you can get up close and see the best of dance in intimate settings. You won’t experience dance like this anywhere else.

EVENTS

SOCIAL DANCES

Everyone is welcome at these fun events, from complete beginners to the more advanced. Whatever the dance style, there is live music and a bar. Come on your own, with a partner, or bring a whole troop of family and friends – just don’t miss the party! 

Tea Dances

Saturdays 20 Sept, 25 Oct, 22 Nov

2:00-4:30PM

£5

Greenwich Dance

A vintage-style Tea Dance with live music from Stephen Pert and The Cosmopolitans, featuring a range of styles for Ballroom, Latin, Jive and Sequence dancing. Tea and cake is included in the entry price and the bar will open throughout.

Presented by Greenwich Dance

 

The Ball

Sat 6 Dec

8:00pm – late

£18 / £15 conc

20% off bookings of 10 or more

Greenwich Dance

Dress up and join us for a decadent evening of dance. Blend a bit of ballroom, a splash of swing, sprinkle with festive magic and you’ve got the recipe for a show-stopping party! Live music from Kai’s Cats will get the dance floor started followed by a DJ late into the night, so dust off your diamonds and celebrate with us as we round off the year in style.

Presented by Greenwich Dance

 

Borough Hall Fun Palace

Sat 4 October

11:00AM-10:00PM

Free

Greenwich Dance

The Borough Hall Fun Palace is part a free, nationwide celebration of arts, culture and sciences.

Marking the 100th birthday of Joan Littlewood, one of the Twentieth Century’s most significant cultural innovators, Fun Palaces 2014 brings to life the vision she created with Cedric Price for spaces linking arts and sciences, entertainment and education, a campaign of culture at the heart of all of human life.

The Borough Hall Fun Palace will be a creative experiment bringing together people to explore, have fun and find new ways. There is still time to get involved and help shape what’s in our Fun Palace – visit greenwichdance.org.uk to find out more! Greenwich Dance, Emergency Exit Arts, Tangled Feet and Mycenae House are working with Royal Borough of Greenwich on a network of Greenwich Fun Palaces.

Presented by Greenwich Dance

 

The Supper Room

Fridays

Doors open 7:30PM Start time 8:00PM

£25 / £20 with supper

Greenwich Dance

Greenwich Dance welcomes you to The Supper Room. Co-curated by a different artist or company each time, join us for supper and something different, whether that’s film, live performance, a discussion, manifesto or something else entirely. A themed supper is included, so advance booking is essential. Full details of each event and the menu will be revealed at greenwichdance.org.uk

Supper Room Hosts:

 

24 Oct: Temujin Gill

An evening of Swing inspired by the cultural revolution of the 1930’s Harlem Renaissance. Temujin Gill is a Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance, creating and performing new work grounded in the original forms of Jazz and Hip-Hop dance. Co-choreographer for the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Temujin draws on a variety of dance genres ranging from Lindy Hop, Rhythm Tap and Breakin' to Capoiera and Contact Improvisation.

 

21 Nov: Dancing to the Music of Time

Dancing to the Music of Time is Greenwich Dance’s flagship contemporary dance company for those aged 60 and above, created with the aim of challenging perceptions of older people. This Supper Room is co-curated by the members who attend weekly classes at Greenwich Dance, drawing on their varied and rich range of skills from inside and outside the dance studio.

Presented by Greenwich Dance

 

PERFORMANCES

Zoi Dimitriou: The Chapter House

Thu 2 October

7:30pm 

£16/£12 conc

Laban Theatre

What does it mean to be a creator, and what does it take to make (or remake) an art work in and for the digital age? The Chapter House is an interdisciplinary dance piece featuring precise and intricate choreography by Zoi Dimitriou coupled with video installation by Mark Coniglio, inventor of Isadora software and co-director of the group Troika Ranch.

This new perspective-shifting collaboration is a seductively ambiguous examination of the acts of performing and documentation. Dimitriou's aim is to expose the processes and mechanics of creation by using digital media to record, re-construct and re-enact a live performance. The Chapter House invites you to gaze back at the body of her work and discover how meaning can be revealed and transformed.

The audience is invited to take part in a post-show discussion with the artists.

Special offer

Buy a ticket, get a free workshop with Zoi Dimitriou

12.00 - 2.00pm, Sunday 5 October

Studio Theatre, Laban Building, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ

Limited Capacity - 35 participants maximum

Presented by Trinity Laban

 

Theo Clinkard: Accumulation (1971) and Ordinary Courage

Tue 7 October

7:30pm 

£16/£12 conc

Laban Theatre

Accumulation (1971) by Trisha Brown

Theo Clinkard performs an iconic signature work by the pioneering American choreographer Trisha Brown, widely regarded as the most acclaimed choreographer to emerge from the postmodern era. This witty solo is based on the simple device of adding one gesture to another, one at a time, and repeating the growing phrase with each new movement.

Presented by permission of the Trisha Brown Dance Company: trishabrowncompany.org

Ordinary Courage by Theo Clinkard

Ordinary Courage examines the nature of loss and the capacity for movement and touch to communicate when words are inadequate. Clinkard completes an international seven-strong cast in this rousing and eloquent work that launched his company in 2012. Set to a haunting score by Alan Stones that incorporates Scarlatti and Bach, performed live by the celebrated concert pianist Clíodna Shanahan, Ordinary Courage is staged beneath a startling light box installation, lit by Zerlina Hughes.

Presented by The Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership

 

Double Bill

Rahel Vonmoos: shall i sit here

Marina Collard: Still Going

Tue 6 November

7:30pm 

£16/£12 conc

Laban Theatre

Still Going is a solo performance created by Marina Collard with a film projection by Tom Paine. After a number of attempts to change activity, Marina is reluctant to leave dance behind. In Still Going, she is not sure if, or why she is trying to retire. Drawn back time and again, undecided, unsettled and awkwardly suspended, both Marina and Tom are inevitably left hovering.

Created and performed by Rahel Vonmoos, shall i sit here is a layered presentation of recorded and live performance which integrates film, text, light and shadow and celebrates the physicality and simplicity of the performing body. It uses projection to create texture in space in which ideas about distance (temporal and spatial), duration and memory are played out.

The development of this work was also prompted by Rahel’s desire to involve elements of personal experience as a woman and mother - but these autobiographical elements can be understood in a wider public sense, as autobiographical to many.

Presented by Trinity Laban

 

Gillie Kleiman and Sara Lindström: A Lyrical Dance Concert

Fri 7 November

Doors open 7:30pm, Start time 8:00pm

£12 / £9 conc

Greenwich Dance

A Lyrical Dance Concert is a party in a comedy double act in a cabaret show in a gig in an experimental dance performance. Number-by-ridiculous-number, the lyrics of chart hits past and present are danced out – stretched, turned, lifted and thrown. With joyful irreverence and serious fun, the show insists that pop music belongs to us and can do what we want it to do. Get your glad-rags on, grab a drink and a pal, and giggle along with this mixed-up whirlwind of glamorous divas, guitar solos and gangster rappers…

A Lyrical Dance Concert was created in co-production with Dance4, with additional support from Dance City, Northern Stage, MDT (Stockholm), and Konstnärsnämnden (Sweden).  Show development and the 2014/5 tour is supported by public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.  Additional tour support from Chisenhale Dance Space and Greenwich Dance.

Duration: 90 minutes (including one interval) followed by a party.

Presented by Greenwich Dance

 

Gravity and Levity: Rites of War

Tue 11 November

7:30pm 

£16/£12 conc

Laban Theatre

‘No. 1 Dance show to see this month’ Time Out London (May ’14)

‘Brutally clear-eyed… Bhuller and Butcher are fine choreographers’ The Guardian

This passionate and moving aerial dance performance has been described by audiences as ‘captivating’, ‘dumbfounding’ and ‘visually stunning’: six dancers literally shift your perspective with breath-taking skill.

From the trenches of World War 1 to the streets of present-day Afghanistan, the impact of war on the lives of ordinary men and women is powerfully told through beautifully crafted choreography – both on the stage and in the air – fused with film, poetry, music and news commentary.

For over a decade, Gravity & Levity has been at the forefront of aerial dance performance in the UK.  For Rites of War, Artistic Director Lindsey Butcher collaborates with acclaimed choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller and longtime BBC war reporter David Loyn. The result is a rich tapestry of striking imagery that will leave indelible marks on the mind.

Duration: 65 minutes

Suitable for ages 12+

Rites of War is supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery

Presented by Trinity Laban

 

Joe Moran: Arrangement

Sat 15 November

8:00pm 

£12/£9 conc

Greenwich Dance

‘A good-humoured inspection of ‘overblown masculinity’ Seen & Heard International

‘Wilfully deviant dance’ Londondance.com

Men, masculinity and full-bodied dancing come under inspection in Arrangement, a bold and arresting new work by choreographer Joe Moran. Performed by six exceptional male dancers, Arrangement is a challenging and refreshing examination of dance’s potential to question who, what and how we may be.

Joe Moran’s choreographic work has gained recognition for its intelligence, complexity and disregard for convention. Arrangement, first performed in May 2014 and having since toured the UK, returns to London to Greenwich Dance’s remarkable Borough Hall for the final performance of Moran's first national tour.

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval).

Arrangement is produced by Dance Art Foundation and is part of Joe Moran's national tour, Assembly. Generously funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, with support from The Place, South East Dance and Movingeast.

Presented by Greenwich Dance

 

Alexander Whitley: The Measures Taken and The Grit in the Oyster

Tue 18 November

7:30pm 

£16/£12 conc

Laban Theatre

‘Scene-by-scene it's extraordinary’ The Guardian

‘Scintillating inspiration born of clever science’ The Times

Described as ‘dancer turned one to watch choreographer’ (The Metro),  leading new British choreographer, South Bank Award nominee 2014 and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate,  Alexander Whitley showcases two works in his company's inaugural tour: The Measures Taken commissioned by The Royal Opera House in collaboration with digital artists Marshmallow Laser Feast and The Grit in The Oyster set to the music of one of Britain’s most influential composers, Thomas Adès.

With influences spanning technology to philosophy and architecture to design, Whitley is a fresh new presence on the UK dance scene.

Presented by Trinity Laban

 

Raimund Hoghe: Pas de Deux

Thu 27 November

7:30pm 

£18/£12 conc

Laban Theatre

The pas de deux, a symbol of accomplished form and technique, is one of the most emblematic figures of classical ballet – and in its very own way the duet by Raimund Hoghe and the Japanese dancer Takashi Ueno is a virtuoso performance as well.

What separates and what unites us? In Pas de Deux, the first glance, the first movement remains constantly present, when the two dancers almost unnoticeably open up their worlds: their different ages, different bodies, journeys through life, recollections.

Between introspection and the wealth of gestures in the history of dance, a movement dialogue develops. Approaching one another and repeatedly seeking distance, they play out the moment of encounter in ever new variants and nuances, slip into ever new roles for one another, with one another or alone, explore ever new possibilities of their relationship and also of their own view of themselves. In Pas de Deux, Raimund Hoghe develops his unmistakeable choreographic language and opposes the spectacular with poetry and an impressive attention to the human.

Presented by The Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership

 

 

FAMILY

Curious Seed in association with MOKO Dance present

Chalk About

Sat 18 October

2:00PM

£8 / £6 concession

Party of 4 £20

Greenwich Dance

‘Warm, funny, moving and with wonderful choreography. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.’

Tony Reekie, Festival Director, Imaginate

‘Brave, honest and delightful … full of a rich sense of the joy of human difference’ The Scotsman

‘Utterly engaging’ The Herald

Chalk About is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for…

Join Christine and Hendrik on their journey as they find answers to some big questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Is it the way we move, or how we talk?  Our pasts or our futures? Or is it about the way we dance?

A fun-filled programme of MOKO Dance family activities will be available pre and post-show.

Duration: 50 minutes (no interval)

Presented by The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership

Part of Family Arts Festival 2014

 

FOR EVERYONE

Courses and classes at Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban offer a fun and friendly place for all ages (0-90+) to get active and learn to dance.

With a huge range of styles on offer and quality teaching from professional dancers and choreographers, it’s the perfect place to get in shape or try something new.

Visit greenwichdance.org.uk or trinitylaban.ac.uk/schools-community to find the perfect class for you!

 

FOR ARTISTS

Greenwich Dance runs a morning Professional Class 50 weeks a year, Monday to Friday, with a different dance artist or company each week.

There is also a wide ranging programme of Professional Development opportunities at Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban throughout the year including workshops, intensives, specialist diplomas and training days.

We offer a range of subsidised rehearsal space to dance artists and companies at the Borough Hall in Greenwich, the Laban Building in Deptford and the new Performance Laboratory at Laurie Grove in New Cross.

Visit greenwichdance.org.uk or trinitylaban.ac.uk to find out more.

 

HOW TO BOOK

 

For events at Greenwich Dance

Online greenwichdance.org.uk

Phone 020 8293 9741

In Person at Greenwich Dance

Greenwich Dance accepts payments by cash or credit/debit card. Cheques should be made payable to Greenwich Dance Agency.

 

For events at Laban Theatre

Online trinitylaban.ac.uk/labantheatre

Phone 020 8305 9300

In Person at Laban Theatre Box Office

Trinity Laban accepts payments by cash or credit/debit card. Please note there is a £1.50 card booking fee.

Concessions: Over 65’s, full-time students, those on Jobseekers allowance and disability allowance. Proof of concessions required.

 

ACCESS

Laban Theatre is a fully accessible venue with space for four wheelchairs and an infrared hearing system available.

Greenwich Dance can be accessed by wheelchair users* and offers adapted toilet facilities. Please contact a member of staff prior to your visit if you have specific access requirements. Greenwich Dance is happy to supply a copy of this brochure in large print on request.

*Regrettably Studio 3 can only be accessed by stairs.

 

Greenwich Dance

The Borough Hall,

Royal Hill

London SE10 8RE

020 8293 9741

greenwichdance.org.uk

 

F: Greenwich Dance

T: @GreenwichDance

 

 

Laban Theatre

Creekside

London SE8 3DZ

020 8305 9300

trintiylaban.ac.uk/labantheatre

 

F: Laban Dance

T: @TrinityLaban

 

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