Dance Umbrella 2016 will take place in 16 venues across London from the 7th to 22nd October 2016. The annual festival which champions modern choreography brings together pieces from a number of diverse artists. This year’s line-up includes three Dance Umbrella commissions, two world premieres, one European premiere, three UK premieres and two London premieres.
Opening the festival, Dance Umbrella has co-commissioned Unknown Pleasures with Sadler’s Wells and CCN – Ballet de Lorraine, where five choreographers will present work anonymously in one programme.
Other highlights include
Jérôme Bel with Gala, a city specific commission which features 20 Londoners from all walks of life at three locations in the city including The Tanks at Tate Modern.
One of India’s leading dance makers, Aditi Mangaldas, will make her first appearance at The Barbican with Inter_rupted.
Erik Kaiel’s Tetris / O Snap / No Man is an Island around London
Netherlands-based De Dansers’ Dream City at The Unicorn Theatre
At The Old Truman Brewery, celebrated Greek Olympic choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou presents Primal Matter.
Hege Haagenrud will present Use My Body While It’s Still Young at The Place, a piece looking at our obsession with youth featuring four dancers aged from 65 – 79.
For more information, visit the Dance Umbrella website here
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