Festival 2019

Dance Festival Croydon

  • Fairfield Halls, Croydon
  • 18 - 20 October 2019
Dance Festival Croydon. Alleyne Dance. Photo: Lidia Crisafulli

Dance Festival Croydon. Alleyne Dance. Photo: Lidia Crisafulli

Dance Festival Croydon showcases and celebrates the diversity of contemporary dance for Croydon audiences. Curated by Beeja, the 2019 festival has included a series of four one-day events, the last of which will be presented as a part of Dance Umbrella’s Fairfield Takeover at Fairfield Halls.

Dance Festival Croydon presents exciting and eclectic programmes of performance by renowned Croydon-based, national and international dance companies and artists.

The Dance Festival Croydon event at Fairfield Halls will celebrate local Croydon talent and includes the following performances:


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Alleyne Dance

A Night’s Game reflects the turmoil and strife of human emotion when faced with the prospect of incarceration.

Company Concentric

In Swapping Shadows, two dancers attempt to walk in each other’s footsteps, drawing from Bharatanatyam and contemporary techniques.

Girls In Front

As a part of Dance Umbrella’s Access Croydon programme a project titled Girls In Front was initiated to offer contemporary dance activity for girls aged 11-18 years based in Croydon. The group will be performing a new dance piece as a part of Dance Festival Croydon choreographed by Sara Dos Santos.

Next Level – New work by young Croydon choreographers

Next Level is a new programme for Croydon-based choreographers aged 16-24 years delivered by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Dance Festival Croydon.

Over the course of the programme two selected choreographers will develop their choreographic skills and be supported to create a new dance piece.

The final versions of the works will be presented as a part of Dance Festival Croydon.

Sugar Army

An excerpt from Oona Doherty’s HARD TO BE SOFT – A BELFAST PRAYER will be performed by students from the Brit School.


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