Tag: Dance

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Fluid Boundaries

Published on 11th June 2019

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Fluid Boundaries  Fri 14 June, 12.30-12.45pm & 1.30-1.45pm Working with professional dancers, architects and the local community, leading British contemporary dance company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and architecture practice, ft’work, explore the intricacies and architecture of Guy’s Courtyard at King’s College London in London Bridge. Through dance and movement they are taking over the space to explore complex physical, social and cultural boundaries. Participants are invited to join the community ensemble during their lunch hour  to challenge perceptions about a space they see and walk through every day. Fluid Boundaries is a collaboration with ft’work for the London Festival of Architecture. The project will be overseen by Shobana and architect Clare Richards, the founder of ft’work. Participants from Oaklands School and Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets and Green Candle Dance Company will work closely with company dancers and ft’work architects to create two inter-generational, site-responsive dance works. ft’work is a not-for-profit architectural practice committed to creating thriving communities and ensuring that social principles are adopted as a fundamental component of good design and development. Fluid Boundaries is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019 programme. #LFA2019 www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk. Guy’s Courtyard, King’s College London Guy’s Campus (opp. Science Gallery London) Great Maze Pond, St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9GU FREE Twitter: @SJeyasinghDance | Instagram: @shobanajeyasinghdance

Comida Fest 2019

Published on 06th June 2019

The biggest Latin American street food festival in London returns to Potters Fields Park for 2019,  bringing the most authentic street food, drinks and culture to the iconic riverside location.  Sample traditional and new flavours from across the continent with delicacies from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and more! Comida Fest also promises a sizzling cultural line up of Latin American music and dancers. You’ll also get the chance to shake the calories off with some free dance classes, including salsa and Zumba There’ll also be plenty of family-friendly activities, including face painting, storytelling and more. Find out more

Popcity UK Dance Competition comes to London Bridge

Published on 16th December 2018

Fiya House is excited to present Popcity UK vol.4, in association with Team London Bridge. On Saturday 5 January 2019, this renowned international dance competition arrives at London Bridge. Popcity UK is a space for emerging and established Hip Hop dancers of all ages from across the country to come together to train, share knowledge and to compete. It is open to anyone who is interested in watching or taking part in Street Dance. Popcity will see 450 UK dancers unite for the first Hip Hop event of the year. Featuring international judges, guest performers and live DJs, the battle will create an authentic Hip Hop experience with artists from around the globe and around the corner. Winners will have the chance to represent the UK at the Popcity Finals in Asia, in December 2019. Online Prices Competitors: £10 Spectators: £10 Groups of 10 or more: £8 On the Door Prices Competitors: £12 Spectators: £12 Schedule 11:00-12:00 Registration 12:00-16:00 Pre-selection for all categories 16:00-16:30 Break 16:30-18:00 Battles 18:00-18:30 Judge Demos 18:30-19:00 Finals Click here for full battle line up and tickets Popcity UK vol.4 is presented by Fiya House, commissioned by Team London Bridge, funded by Arts Council England and supported by Ugly Duck.

Fiya Works – Hip Hip Dance Workshops

Published on 29th August 2018

photo credit: Josh Rumbold On Saturday 22 September 2018, Fiya House presents Fiya Works – a day of inspirational Hip Hop dance workshops and a Freestyle Jam led by world-renowned artists Clara Badajo and Shawn Plague. Join in from 12pm-late at Ugly Duck, 47/49 Tanner Street, London SE1 3PL (nearest station: London Bridge). Prices start at £10. Find out more at www.facebook.com/fiyahousecrew Fiya Works leads to Popcity UK vol.4 on Saturday 5 January 2019. Popcity will see 450 UK dancers unite for the first Hip Hop event of the year. Featuring international judges, guest performers and live DJs, the battle will create an authentic Hip Hop experience with artists from around the globe and around the corner. Winners will have the chance to represent the UK at the Popcity Finals in China, in December 2019. Schedule 12:00-12:30 Registration 12:30-14:00 Clara Bajado Workshop (Hip Hop) 14:30-16:00 Shawn Plague Workshop (Popping) 16:30-19:30 Freestyle Jam (1 vs. 1 Hip Hop and 1 vs. 1 Popping) These events are open to anyone aged 7+ years that is interested in watching or taking part in Street Dance. Fiya House is a world-renowned collective of dance artists based in London, and has been a positive and consistent presence in the UK Popping Community since 2012. The collective aims to provide a platform for dancers to showcase their talent, network with other like-minded artists, and promote growth for the UK Hip Hop scene.  To inspire the next generation of dancers, Fiya House not only delivers not-for-profit weekly training sessions in London, but also invites international pioneers to the UK, to teach workshops and judge events throughout the year. Fiya Works and Popcity UK is presented by Fiya House, commissioned by Team London Bridge, funded by Arts Council England, and supported by Ugly Duck and the Mayor’s Office. Location Ugly Duck 47/49 Tanner Street London SE1 3PL (nearest station: London Bridge)  

Bermondsey Street Festival 2018

Published on 28th August 2018

The annual ‘Village Fete in the City‘ returns this September, celebrating the creativity and community of Bermondsey Street.  Enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that reflect the characterful area at its best; from food and fashion to take-away poems at the Poetry Take Away Van.  

London dances The NELKEN Line

Published on 03rd May 2018


People from across London came together on Sunday 22nd April to dance The NELKEN Line, as part of The Pina Bausch Foundation’s world-wide participatory project.  This famous sequence is from the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter line from NELKEN, 1982 by iconic German choreographer Pina Bausch. Watch out for familiar sights as the dancers weave their way through the London Bridge area, led by world-renowned dance artist Dickson Mbi. The venture forms part of a global project created in partnership with the Pina Bausch Foundation, Team London Bridge, London Bridge City, Potters Fields Management Trust, Network Rail, King’s College (Guy’s Campus) and Southwark Council.  Read more about The NELKEN-Line Project. An Interview with Dickson Mbi https://vimeo.com/266354950/49e277a81c. Dickson Mbi will feature in the BBC Four programme Tuesday, 8 May at 19.30 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2lx9h. He can also be seen performing his own work at Sadler’s Wells on 5 and 6 June at 8pm https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2018/akram-khan-company-portraits-in-otherness/

LONDON DANCES the Nelken Line – FREE riverside session

Published on 17th April 2018

  Sunday 22 April 6pm – 8pm free dance class and performance with Dickson Mbi and Bim Malcomson The Scoop at London Bridge City,  Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2DB FREE Team London Bridge invite you to join world-renowned dancer Dickson Mbi and teacher Bim Malcomson to learn and perform Pina Bausch’s iconic dance work the Nelken Line. You don’t need to be a trained dancer, we are looking for everyone who likes to move, is happy to walk and learn gestural phrases for the arms. Watch the dance here. Learn the dance here www.pinabausch.org/en/projects/the-nelken-line We will be filming everyone dancing on location at the Riverside to create a short film for the internet. Please Note: Don’t bring bags or valuables with you. Dress for changeable weather and wear comfortable shoes. Tell your friends! Book Eventbrite at: https://thenelkenline_hive.eventbrite.co.uk For further Information: racheal.brasier@gmail.com With thanks to Potters Fields Park Management Trust, London Bridge City, King’s College London – Guy’s Campus and Network Rail.

DANCE! The Nelken Line – FREE dance classes

Published on 12th April 2018

  Where: LONDON BRIDGE HIVE, 1 Melior Place, SE1 3SZ Time: Choose a time slot either 10.30am – 1.30pm or 1.30 – 4.30pm   FREE Do you enjoy dancing? Whether it’s in front of the TV, in a ballroom or in your favourite club we want to hear from you. Team London Bridge invites you join award winning dance artist Dickson Mbi to learn a simple and beautiful dance by the world famous Pina Bausch. Have fun learning the moves before you are filmed in stunning locations around London Bridge. The film will then be sent out far and wide alongside other Nelken Line films from around the world. You can take a look at what you’ll be learning on this video https://vimeo.com/219686975 Learn – The NELKEN-Line by Pina Bausch from Pina Bausch Foundation on Vimeo. Dress to be comfortable indoors or out. Refreshments provided. Maximum time needed: 3 hours. To book a space please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/team-london-bridge-11123851682 or for more information info@teamlondonbridge.co.uk or 0207 407 4701. If you would like to volunteer to help manage this event please call Racheal 07786560742. With thanks to Potters Fields Park Management Trust, London Bridge City, King’s College London – Guy’s Campus, and Network Rail. Please note it is the London Marathon on this day, so please check your route to London Bridge Hive.  Photo by Martin Collins.

Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

Published on 06th April 2018

Join The View from The Shard at their next Silent Disco in association with Time Out London on April 28th. Grab a drink from the bar, pop on a set of headphones and dance the night away at incredible heights! Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, whilst you admire the sweeping panoramas of London at your feet! Book online to avoid disappointment.  

Easter Holiday Workshops at The Unicorn

Published on 20th March 2018

The Unicorn Theatre’s one and two day workshops are back for the Easter holidays. Led by professional theatre-makers, each workshop leads to a performance on the Unicorn stage for friends and family. Choose from dance, circus, drama, puppetry and more, learn new skills and make new friends. Suitable for ages 7-13.  Moving and Grooving: Dance and Movement Workshop A jam packed day exploring the world of contemporary, disco, street, Bollywood and more. Tue 3 Apr | Ages 7 – 11 BOOK NOW > Shake, Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement Two Day Workshop A two-day workshop exploring the world of dance, circus movement and performance. Wed 4 – Thu 5 Apr | Ages 9 – 13 BOOK NOW > Shadow, Glove & Strings: Puppetry Workshop  A one-day workshop exploring the imaginative possibilities of puppetry. This workshop is the same on both days. Fri 6 Apr & Sat 7 Apr | Ages 7 – 12 BOOK NOW > Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat Price: £55 per child  / 2 day workshops £100 per child