Thu 5 Sep

Touch Wood 3

Sivan Rubinstein / Thick & Tight with Tim Spooner / Kate Scanlan / Saskia Horton


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Sivan Rubinstein
Dance No 2°

Dance No 2° initiates a trilogy of performative conversations about the human experience of climate change. The piece will frame surrealistic scenarios symbolising the repercussions and uncertainties of climate change.

Dance No 2°, as a continuation of Sivan’s previous project MAPS, sets the atmosphere for a world unlike you’ve ever seen before.

Through an expressive collage of duets with an innovative use of words, movement and environmentally-conscious scenography,

Sivan creates a fictional universe that blurs the line between reality and imagination, which will initiate thoughtful, witty and poignant conversations about the emotional, moral and everyday dilemmas we are now facing.

Dance No. 2° is co-produced by The Place, supported by Arts Council England, King’s College London, OH-Creative Space, & AndromediA new media agency.

Thick and Tight
Gay Gardens

Gay Gardens is an exploration into the lives and works of Derek Jarman and Marcel Proust, set in a landscape designed by Tim Spooner and choreographed by Thick & Tight (Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry).

Through the mass of novels, films, journals, paintings and gardens they left us with, we seek to reveal the enigmatic genius of these two artists and their queer lives through dance, mime and design, unveiled within the scene of our modern nature, a nature now filled with loss, longing and extinction.

Kate Scanlan
The Style Years

The Style Years is inspired by 37 years of Hip Hop culture in London told through the eyes of two B Boys; one who started breaking in 1983 and the other in the 2000s. Sit back, watch the DJ cut and scratch records and feel the breeze on your face as the B Boys get down.

The Style Years is supported by an Arts Council England’s Lottery Project Grants, Without Walls Blue Print Bursary and by the Ideas Fund. The Ideas Fund is an East London Dance Initiative with London College of Fashion (UAL), Sadler's Wells, English National Ballet, The Fidelio Charitable Trust, Redbridge Drama Centre and supported by Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Studio Wayne McGregor and One Dance UK.

Saskia Horton
Life According to Motown

Using the story of Tammi Terrell (well known for her vocals on Aint No Mountain High EnoughLife According to Motown explores pressures projected on women in entertainment industries and Motown as a vehicle for social change.

Juxtaposing the hard-hitting masculine energy of Krump with the funk-driven effeminate essence of Waacking, Horton explores female empowerment and the subject of white fragility as she collaborates with music producer Jan Brzezinski who has produced an immersive intricate score of original music for the piece.

Supported by The Place (Startin’ Point Legacy Commission)

Times: 7pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2019

Touch Wood 2019

Every summer artists occupy The Place’s studios to create and develop new work as part of Choreodrome - The Place’s research and development programme for UK-based danc