“Blackstock is one to watch” The Guardian

A wave of talent. A fresh perspective on dance and street culture. A space for what’s next.

Conceived by Ivan Blackstock, choreographer artist and innovator, CRXSS PLATFXRM elevates the underground, uncovering hidden genius from within London’s street culture and beyond.

Featuring a live freestyle dance battle, presented in collaboration with Rain Crew, experimental sounds and multifaceted performances from Paris-based Gonzy and established and under-the-radar artists, gathering to drive forward an ever-morphing scene. With nods to fashion, art, music, tech and film, this showcase combines highlights from the summer edition in Peckham including new work from visual artist, Izaak Brandt and extra features specially brought together for DU.

Featuring Artists and Activities:
– Rain Crew Battle – including named judges, invited dancers, resident DJ Kofi-M and of course competitors
– Gonzy – music producer and dancer
– Rugged Estate – dance piece
– Izaak Brandt’s Fatigue sculpture (with accompanying film) commissioned by CRXSS PLATFXRM
– Curated films themed around Street Culture and newly commissioned Female Skate Film, Skate Liberte
+ guest DJ to close the night

18:00 Doors Open / Bar open
18:45 Film Screenings
19:00 Judges Showcase including a live dance and music performance from Gonzy
19:30 LEVEL UP Dance Battle – The Prelims
20:15 Break
20:45 LEVEL UP Dance Battle – Group Stage
21:30 Film Screenings and live dance performance from Kaner Flex
21:50 LEVEL UP Dance Battle – Individual Stage
22:20 Live dance performance from Rugged Estate
22:30 LEVEL UP Dance Battle – Final
23:00 Event End


Click here for Shoreditch Town Hall access information.

Presented by Dance Umbrella with CRXSS PLATFXRM

In partnership with Shoreditch Town Hall

Ivan Blackstock, Artistic Director
Georgina Harper, Producer
Claire Eve, Project Director

In partnership with Rain Crew
Maren Ellermann, Artistic Director
Clint Sinclair, Director