BOY BLUE / MYTHILI PRAKASH / PHILIPPE SAIRE / THE URBAN PLAYGROUND TEAM
Vibrantly filling and spilling out of Fairfield Halls’ redeveloped spaces, our weekend Takeover brings a mix of international dance, pop-up events, performance-parkour, homegrown talent, workshops and mayhem to the heart of Croydon.
Catch the vaults, spins and falls of The Urban Playground Team, whose authentic fusion of free running and streetwise dance fuels their physically exuberant, outdoor performances. Families will be enthralled by the fantasy spectacle of Hocus Pocus, a gem of a show from Switzerland.
In the evenings, new work comes from captivating LA-based Mythili Prakash, chosen by Akram Khan as his ‘choreographer of the future’ for DU’s Four by Four Commissions, while superstar hip-hop company Boy Blue unveils its latest big-scale production REDD, bringing the house down for the final Takeover performance.
There will be plenty more ways to get involved during the Takeover, including your chance to become a DIY choreographer … Stay tuned for even more fun-filled announcements!
Produced and presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Fairfield Halls
Supported by Croydon Council
Access Croydon programme supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn, Croydon Council and D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
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Produced and presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Fairfield Halls and Croydon Council
Access Croydon programme supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Croydon Council and D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Mythili Prakash and The Urban Playground Team are commissioned by Dance Umbrella
Mythili Prakash was supported by The Point Eastleigh
Original production of REDD Commissioned by the Barbican, Produced by Boy Blue, Co-produced by Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and HOME Manchester. With thanks to BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice programme – University of East London.