An uplifting blend of club styles fused with African and Contemporary dance, great music, a good dose of humour and HAIR stories!
Dance Festival Croydon 2019 showcases and celebrates contemporary dance.
Event 2 of the Festival is at Stanley Halls South Norwood Hills on 20 July 2019, featuring Jose Agudo and Uchenna Dance from 7.00-8.30pm in the theatre.
Jose Agudo brings excerpts from his acclaimed work, Silk Road. The work combines the vocabulary of flamenco, Kathak and contemporary dance to tell the story of the famed silk road that traversed different geographies and culture. It connected the east to the west.
Uchenna Dance will present an excerpt from the acclaimed The Head Wrap Diaries. It is a work about afro-hair, told through a unique blend of House, Waacking and Vogue, fused with African and Contemporary dance, accompanied by a specially commissioned soundtrack of Afro-house, folk, electronic dance music, jazz and Ghana gospel.
Before the shows in the theatre, there will be an exciting performance-parkour physical theatre work by multi-award winning, The Urban Playground Team. The audience will be able to try some of the performance-parkour moves after the performance.
The first of the events was at the Shoestring Theatre, CYTO on 27 April 2019. The second event of the festival will be at the Stanley Halls on 20 July, third at the Brit School on 7 September and the final event at the newly renovated Fairfield Halls on 19 October.
It is an exciting programme of performances and workshops by talented and renowned Croydon based, national and international companies and performers. The event at Fairfield Halls is part of the Dance Umbrella takeover of the Fairfield Halls on 19-20 October 2019.