Part of A Bit Of A Do – a 3 day mini-festival of theatre, dance and cabaret by artists and companies with and without disabilities. (full details of festival below)
BSL / English interpreted
AGE GUIDANCE: 16+
A triple-bill of new contemporary dance performances:
Candoco Dance Company presents
A GRACEFUL ACT OF STUPIDITY by Tom Roden
This is a big welcome aboard. We promise a flight like no other.
Join our two flight attendants as they take you on a journey that slips seamlessly between the everyday and the poetic. Brace yourself for a playful, yet poignant ride on this most unusual aeroplane, fast-propelling you towards the inevitable.
Danced with charm and cheek, the two performers interweave delicious full- bodied dancing with spoken word, gestural detail and British Sign Language. This masterful choreography is a microcosm of joy and pathos.
A Graceful Act of Stupidity is your entire life in a moment. It’s time to check-in.
Candoco Dance Company created a sensation last year when it became the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing. Candoco collaborates with the most exciting choreographers and artists of our time to present distinctive performances and meaningful learning experiences that expand perceptions of #whatdancecanbe.
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM by Lanre Malaolu
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.
Lanre Malaolu is an award-winning director, choreographer and performance artist working across theatre and film. His work has been supported/commissioned by arts organisations such as, The Old Vic, The Place, The Royal Court, The British Film Institute, Sadler’s Wells and Talawa Theatre. His work has been performed and screened internationally in Italy, Barcelona, Toronto, NYC, Miami and Zanzibar.
THIS IS IT by Typhaine Delaup and Virginia Scudeletti.
This is it unravels the relationship between two women: who they are and who they represent for each other constantly evolves.
Typhaine and Virginia are not trying to be anything more than themselves, however childish, immature, loving or destabilising they can be to themselves and each other.
This project synthesises their experiences in the improvisation field, breaking the traditional form of the Soundpainting language into a unique movement based improvised duo.
Since 2017 they have been developing their own practice: a research in performance and education under the name Conducting with the Body. The project has been supported by numerous dance houses in the UK and Europe (Edinburgh Dance Base, Teatro Carlo Felice, TripSpace Project, Yorkshire Dance, Pavilion Dance South West).
PLUS: Performances by Nicole Victor & Akshay Sharma
***THIS EVENT IS FREE. HOWEVER, WE WELCOME DONATIONS TO HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK. We are a registered charity, creating live events, supporting emerging artists and empowering people with disabilities to create and access theatre and dance. All donations will be used to further this work – to help us make this year’s festival amazing, and to make sure we can do it again in 2020!
This event is part of A BIT OF A DO
5-7 July 2019
At Stanley Halls, South Norwood, London SE25 6AB
For full line-up, schedule and free booking details please visit www.drunkenchorus.co.uk.
Venue Address: Stanley Halls, South Norwood, London SE25 6AB
Train: Norwood Junction Station (National Rail, London Overground)
Bus: 196, 410 (both immediately outside venue)
The building is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets. Seating is cabaret style, with moveable chairs, and all on one level.
All performances feature British Sign Language and/or English interpretation. Select performances and workshops include supported access for visually impaired audiences.
We will have a specially trained festival front of house team, who will be on hand to support with access.
If you have questions about access please contact Chris Williams, who is our designated access officer for the event – email email@example.com.
A Bit Of A Do is supported by Arts Council England, The National Lottery Community Fund, Croydon Council, Stanley Halls, Croydon Mencap and Willow Learning for Life.