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Discerning Hours

Discerning Hours

Discerning Hours

Springboard: Central Saint Martins

Four Collaborations

Central Saint Martins: Studio Theatre, Black Lab, White Lab

Fri 4 Oct, between 6pm & 9.45pm | Sat 5 & Sun 6 Oct, between 5.30pm & 8pm

FREE (reservations recommended on the day, see below)


Enjoy two atmospheric and visually striking pieces with live music on Friday evening. TANIT and The Discerning Hours are devised by Performance Design & Practice (PDP) students from CSM, in collaboration with London Sinfonietta.

Also on Friday, Slow & Easy, Hot & Spicy, the PDP student party, will infiltrate the evening with some unpredictable action around dancing, not dancing, partying and no partying. Expect the unexpected…

Over the weekend, don’t miss Raw Footage, a work created by London Studio Centre and CSM students, in which nine performers explore issues of surveillance using a blend of theatre, dance and visual design.

Fri 4 Oct: 6.30, 6.45, 7.30, 7.45, 9.15, 9.30pm (performances approx. 10 mins)
Black Lab
A performance installation – a transitory experience for a limited audience… in a small, dark space…

The Discerning Hours
Fri 4 Oct: 6.30, 6.45, 7.30, 7.45, 9.15, 9.30pm (performances approx. 10 mins)
Studio Theatre
An intimate ritual of repetition, movement and space, that pulls the audience into a timeless realm questioning the eyes and ears. Performed by London Contemporary Dance School students.

Slow & Easy, Hot & Spicy
Fri 4 Oct: 6pm – 9.15pm
White Lab
A night in which to dance, explore and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the New York night clubs that inspired this event.

Raw Footage
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Oct: 5.30, 6.30, 7.30pm (performances approx. 20 mins)
White Lab
Developed as a site-specific, fully collaborative piece of work in an environment that denies convention and celebrates creative process.

Springboard events are free to attend. Reservations are not required for Slow & Easy, Hot & Spicy. For other events, places can be reserved on the day of the performance at the venue in person (one per person). Limited capacity.
Venue opening times: 5pm on 4 Oct & 3pm on 5, 6 Oct.

Dance Umbrella’s Springboard series is an opportunity for emerging talent to showcase their work in an informal setting.

See the full 2013 programme schedule to find out what else is on.