Dance Umbrella 2017: Shoreditch Takeover at Shoreditch Town Hall


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Dance Umbrella takes over Shoreditch Town Hall for the first time with this vibrant mix of dance, poetry and film from Lisbeth Gruwez, Julie Cunningham, Vanessa Kisuule and Charles Linehan. After a hugely successful world tour Lisbeth Gruwez Dances Bob Dylan finally comes to London. Musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, co-founder with Lisbeth Gruwez of dance company Voetvolk, plays Bob Dylan songs on vinyl while Gruwez dances. Pure and minimalist, the performance takes you to a place where the party ends, guests go home and one individual is left on the dancefloor, undisturbed, lost in music. Award winning dancer (Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Modern Performance) and choreographer Julie Cunningham presents a performance created especially for Dance Umbrella. The Shadow Drone Project, a film collaboration between acclaimed British choreographer Charles Linehan and Lithuanian photographer Karolis Janulis receives its London premiere. Shot by an unmanned aerial vehicle in the late afternoon and early morning sunshine, the film offers a unique cinematic perspective, where shadows of people and objects are revealed to be more present than their actual form. Spoken word poet and winner of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam, Vanessa Kisuule performs her compelling words. As well as performing at many renowned poetry events and festivals, Vanessa Kisuule's work has been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Blue Peter, Sky TV and TEDx in Vienna. Plus a DJ on Saturday night will wrap up Dance Umbrella 2017 in style.

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Shoreditch Town Hall

380 Old Street
0207739 6176

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