Artists & Companies
Here you can find out about all of the incredible artists and companies who will be performing or pitching at the UK Dance Showcase.
In collaboration with the renowned classical Indian dancer Mavin Khoo, Jose Agudo weaves his Flamenco roots with a unique, contemporary style in this universal and personal story of East meets West.
Alesandra Seutin present Giant a dance & installation - An urban legend deeply inspired by the realism of Rwanda, a small country with a tragic story and how we may have played a role in it.
Alexander Whitley pitches his new series of works exploring ideas related to technology and big data, made in collaboration with Dutch artists, Children of the Light and creative technologists, Studio FENYCE.
Shane Shambhu is a compelling performer, who reveals his life story growing up in East Ham with a dream to be a professional Indian dancer in Britain.
What’s it going to be like? It’s going to be epic. A dream-like solo, with opposing fronts sweeping across the shifting landscape of the gendered body. Later, a high chance of virtuosity, introspection, humour and tender becomings.
Inspired by the notion of transhumanism, rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and evolution of our species, we invite audience to the surreal structure with live performance, Spatial Sound, AI and Holographic projection.
Candoco Dance Company created a sensation last year when its contemporary dancers performed to over 10 million people on Strictly Come Dancing. This renowned company of disabled and non-disabled dancers continues to deliver profound, boundary-pushing experiences through its latest work, Face In by Yasmeen Godder.
CARAVAN Social Night is an immersive evening of creative collaboration between live musicians (jazz, blues, soul, hip hop, r&b) and Street dance artists from local and international communities.
Gripping and raw, Company Chameleon’s Amaranthine is a highly physical and fast paced male and female duet, which tells the story of two people who are deeply in love, and in conflict.
Exploring the heady and challenging time of transition that we all must go through, Teenage Trilogy is captivating dance theatre in three dynamic parts: art exhibition, live performance and silent disco.
Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland will be showing a short extract and film footage alongside a short presentation about Flexer & Sandiland company’s recent and current touring productions and digital works including their new family work Curiouser.
Expect to laugh, cry and sing along to the classics whilst four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain, delight and maintain their dignity in a desperate last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means.
After the success of duet ZERO, Humanhood brings for the first time unto the stage: Torus, a production for five exceptional dancers that morph into stunning live breathing compositions.
Screensaver Series is a multi-format performance and research project of modular elements for different contexts. The live kaleidoscopic installation is comprised of sound coding by musician Jamie Forth and dance performance by Vanessa Abreu, Stephanie McMann, Louise Tanoto, Elisa Vassena and Janine Harrington.
Jo Fong has been developing her practice and has been working with everyone; actors, dancers, Pilates teachers, clowns, singers, musicians, a 4 year old boy, her neighbours, and the man who works for the water board…
Born to Manifest is a new hip hop dance double bill that looks into the experiences of young black British men. A ringing of home truths that hopes to share a glimpse into the complexity and beauty of one’s journey.
Joss Arnott Dance present PULSE!, a brand-new dance and live music experience created for the streets. Performed entirely around a uniquely designed, 3.5m high percussion wheel, this adrenaline-fuelled dance and live music production is a combination of rhythmical flare and heart-in-mouth choreography for all the family to enjoy.
Good Blood is a work in progress production that looks closely at the relationship of two sisters. Entertaining and familiar scenarios are refreshed and brought into focus to shed new light on family ties; the bonds that hold us together and the people that make us.
Fusing physical theatre, hip hop dance and spoken word, Elephant in The Room is an explosive solo that explores the mental health crisis and the phenomenon of toxic masculinity.
One legend. Headphones. Now dance.
Owain Glyndŵr, the legendary rebel Prince of Wales, has disappeared without a trace. Discover his destiny on the dancefloor.
Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word.
Inspired by the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, Mischief Company rips the story apart and stitches it back together to create a twisted nightmarish underbelly of a world where all is not as it seems.
RITUALIA, by Berlin-based Scottish choreographer Colette Sadler, re-imagines Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces, which originally premiered in Paris in 1923. Sadler’s interpretation transforms the gender thematics of the original ballet by introducing the idea of androgyny as its point of departure.
Speakeasy is a reinterpretation of the classic tale of Faust, where Faust enters a seemingly normal prohibition era bar, unaware that the bar is owned by the devil and populated by his demons, including the charismatic barman, Mephistopheles.
In this explosive outdoor gathering, Bristol’s Still House join forces with Tottenham’s Steppaz Performing Arts Academy and North London’s Afrobeats powerhouse Empire Sounds to create an exhilarating night of dance and live music where everyone is welcome.
The Princess & The Showgirl imagines a meeting between Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana. Dogged by fame and beauty, these troubled icons are bound together by their mysterious deaths and find solace in one another.
SURGE builds on choreographer Tom Dale’s ongoing fascination with the organic world’s relationship to the digital world. A world where the distinction between the artificial and the real is uncertain.
TRIBE//s debut work Still I Rise is a call to arms, a defiant and uplifting work danced by an all female cast. Debut work from bold new choreographer Victoria Fox, TRIBE// is quickly gaining a reputation for its gutsy emotive and visceral movement style and striking visual aesthetic.
Our two young heroes find themselves lost in London, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together the brave duo must outwit the adults to find their way back to their family in a show where kids are number one!
Addressing the effect of social globalisation on our emotional state and being, research for The Room draws on Didy’s experience working away from home and family and touches on feelings of loneliness and alienation.
Step into a world of intrigue and adventure, where you the audience must question everything, and decide which clues are followed to unravel the truth behind the crime.