I Am seeks to explore the challenges facing victims of human trafficking on their road to recovery and tell their stories of re-discovering their stolen identities. It is inspired by the true story of a couple who fell in love in their teens, and transcended the subsequent abuse they encountered when they found each other again in their seventies
I Am is a new multimedia dance production from the award-winning LCP Dance Theatre, which draws awareness to human rights violations through dance. Their previous hit show Am I was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and they are past recipients of a BBC Performing Arts Award.
The impeccable execution and the power of the visual imagery is utterly paralysing.
“Dance stops trafficking!” they advertise. For me, their dance stopped my heartbeat.
★★★★★Threeweeks Fringe 2013 on Am I
Their bodies seemed to inhale air and exhale this choreography, it came to them with such ease and you could feel the energy breathing from them
★★★★ Broadway Baby Fringe 2014 on Am I
LCP Dance Theatre was formed in 2006 and is led by Polish Artistic Director Joanna Puchala who is based in London. It is a multi-media and multi-ethnic dance company that uses live performance and film to raise awareness of human rights violations.
Stevie Wonderland returns for a very special Christmas Roller Disco inside the former print factory. There’ll be a full-size roller disco with free skate hire, loads of room to dance and nothing but the finest disco and boogie.
To mark the occasion, Stevie will have a whole load of festive treats up his sleeve! There’s going to be snow, there’ll be christmas crackers and there’ll even be ‘Stevie’s Grotto’ for you to meet and greet the man himself!
If you’re not a skater or just need a rest, don’t worry; outside on the newly covered and heated terrace there’ll be table football, festive street food from some of London’s best traders, mulled wine and cocktails, as well as plenty of room to eat, relax or just dance!
Disco sets from:
Damiano von Erckert
The Mighty Zaf
Stevie Wonderland DJs and Friends
As part of the Sadler’s Sampled Festival of Dance, Sampled, a weekend of dance promised to showcase internationally renowned talent from breakdancing to tango.
On the warm Friday night the audience was buzzing with excitement including chatter not sure of what to expect and fans eager for their favourites to appear on the stage.
The series started with ‘(in between)’, a moody and abstract performance building from dancers chopping each other to the ground like woodchoppers in the English countryside. The performance continued to an exciting and loud finale with the dancers being lead by mother-nature through screams and chants.
Stuttgart Ballet was a powerful and delicate duet. Next, Storyboard P literally started with screams from across the audience with support. His entertaining performance mixed contemporary dancing similar to what can be expected from a music video and a bit of contortion.
Disappointingly, already we were racing through the performances and had arrived at the Tango World Champions. As expected the tango dancing was uplifting and surprisingly mesmerising.
The penultimate performance, The Measures Taken, was based around dancing with impressive lazers. Last, Vagabond Crew appeared like a boy band with a range of micro-performances.
Overall the performances were great introductions to many styles of dancing and making an excellent start to the weekend. The festival is genuinely unmissable.
– (in between) choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon
– Stuttgart Ballet
– Storyboard P
– Tango World Champions
– The Measures Taken
– Vagabond Crew
Two-time Grammy winning internationally respected artist/producer/DJ David Guetta has announced a massive headline, bank holiday weekend show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Now, with his fifth studio album Nothing But The Beat, Guetta takes his career to a frenetic new level marked by bigger hooks and more brain-bending beats. Although he’s a mainstream producer – Guetta knows how to throw a party that will get both street kids and hardcore techno heads jumping around in harmony!
Following a massive tour around the world David Guetta is coming back to the UK for his biggest headline show in years.
We have 2 tickets for giveaway to 1 winner. To enter the competition answer the following question: What is the name of David Guetta’s debut album?
Email your answer to: email@example.com (Place David Guetta in the subject line)
Competition closes on Friday, 25th May 2012.
Camden’s Roundhouse hosts this jaw-dropping display of contemporary circus, with an exciting selection of world and UK premieres alongside irresistible new commissions. Audiences of all ages will be spoilt for choice with an energetic and gravity-defying line-up.
Trailblazing Guinean circus troupe Cirque Mandingue opened CircusFest this week, raising the roof at the Roundhouse with their UK Premiere of Foté Foré (Black White). With an infectious mix of high-energy acrobatics and street dance set against a backdrop of live West African drumming and hip hop beats, this is not to be missed. Foté Foré (Black White) is their first show and catapulted them into the international arena and features an amazing ensemble of performers blending traditional and contemporary circus, dance and music to bring the Guinean streets to the stage in this high octane show.
Presented by Sadler’s Wells, Breakin’ Convention will be previewing and showcasing as part of the My 2012 exhibition at Westfield London Stratford City.
There will be showcasing three times throughout the day.
If you haven’t been to Breakin’ Convention before this is your chance to catch live performances from the festival, watch footage of the show on projected screens and meet the dancers up close and personal.
Breakin’ Convention is more than a festival – it’s an experience! So if you’re passing through, stop by and catch some performances and try out some graffiti demonstrations.
COMPETITION INFO: We have a pair of tickets to give away. Question: ‘What is the name of Rustie’s debut album?’ Send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: “Rustie competition” N.B. Include your full name in the email submission
Rustie takes over The Nest on Friday 13th January 2012.
With arguably the most progressive and exciting debut album of the year, Rustie’s irresistible rich synth work and hip hop hulk has been sending dance floors into a spin over the past 6 months.
Rustie is joined by 2011’s most exuberant selector, Melé, an artist whose interesting take on the UK’s genre blending bass trend sees him mix jungle, dubstep, house, hip hop and grime in one seamlessly skilful swoop.
If you didn’t go to Serious About Street Dance at the beginning of the year then you missed out on an amazing show, but no worries the battles will be live adrenaline filled battle grounds displaying a wide variety of different street dance forms, Popping,locking, Bboying, Waacking, Krump, House and more.
The battles will be held every first Thursday of the month, NikeID who are supporting the event will be on hand to give dancers or spectators a chance to do some live customisations.
There will also be cash prizes for the battles winners and on top a NikeID one-on-one session for a pair of customised Nike Hyperfuse trainers. There is a lot to play for meaning the battles will be tough and ruthless, teams pulling any tricks out of the bag.
Get there early as it will get busy.
Get down and see StreetDance Raw and Up Close
If you would like to sign up and battle, sign up here