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SESSION | River Stage


  • National Theatre Upper Ground London, England, SE1 United Kingdom (map)

Tonight we come together, to look each other in the eye and dance.
We have time on our side and we’re making a space to call our own.

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.

Kicking up a storm, SESSION is part-gig, part-social, and part-dance party as an electric ensemble of young dancers move across hip-hop, contemporary folk and afrobeats vocabularies, celebrating community, youth and belonging.

“The complex choreography, unstoppable spirit and commitment of these young performers is beyond impressive.” ★★★★★ — To Do List London

“Thrilling. Makes you feel alive”  — Bristol 247, Best dance of 2018

Co-commissioned by LIFT, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Bristol Old Vic Ferment & Pavillion Dance South West. Produced by MAYK. Supported by Arts Council England.

A work by Still House, Steppaz, Empire Sounds
Direction: Dan Canham
Choreography and staging: Odilia Egyiawan, Abena Noel, Dan Canham
Associate consultant & guidance: Laura Dannequin
Performed by: Steppaz Elites and Mini-Elites
Music: Empire Sounds - Josh Donkor, Mike Akrofi, Desty Engele, Tim Pabifio, Aaron Donkor
Production Manager: Mekel Edwards (on tour)

All ages, please note the show is quite loud so ear defenders may be required for little children. The show is outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Tickets are FREE. Just turn up.